If you prefer a bigger festival in a smaller pot you are a Knockengorrocher!

Join us beside the glittering Water of Deugh beneath the broad shoulders of southwest Scotland’s great mountain peaks to celebrate some of the finest music from the Celtic diaspora and everywhere in-between.

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2024 festival theme announcement

We are delighted to reveal our festival theme for 2024 is SUSTENANCE. Sustenance means nourishment for mind and body, supporting life and health. Food and …

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Knockengorroch 2024 Artist - Kajsa Balto

2024 second line-up announcement

Many more incredible acts will be joining those already announced to party in the hills at Knockengorroch Festival 2024 this May, including live drum n …

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N'famady Kouyaté Knockengorroch 2024 Artist

​​First acts announced for Knockengorroch Festival 2024

Knockengorroch Festival is proud to present an incredible selection of international artists and homegrown talent who will be playing at Knockengorroch Festival 2024 in the …

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Knockengorroch 2024

More Knockengorroch projects

We organise events and projects in the spirit of Knockengorroch at various locations around Scotland. All sorts of what Knockengorroch is all about …in all kinds of places which aren’t Knockengorroch…

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2 weeks ago

📣 2024 FESTIVAL THEME! 📣This year’s festival theme is SUSTENANCE. Food and drink give sustenance, as does music… 🎶 🍒 We’re asking all festy goers to GET FRUITY (or vegetably if you prefer)! Cherries, bananas, apples and pears - it’s time to get those creative juices flowing! 🍌🍉 Read more about our theme 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/2024-festival-theme-announcement/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

🎶 We are proud to support local young musicians in Soundwaves Music Battle in New Galloway this Saturday 13 April! 🎶 Acts get a chance to win slots at Knockengorroch Festival 2024, YouthBeatz Dumfries DMC We.are stage, Kirkcudbright Fringe, Stranded Cat record label, or a voucher for Circa 16 Sound Recording! 🤩🤘Featuring an incredible line-up including Ben Hunter, Reece Williamson, Benji, Ella Campbell, Alexander and the Greeks, Sonder, and Rhelm 🎤🎸If you are in the area, come on down to CatStrand at 7.30pm to get a sneak peek of some of the freshest talent in the area! 🎵⭐️ Tickets 👉 www.ticketsource.co.uk/CatStrand-Young-Creatives/t-rpgegmv ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Happy National Unicorn Day! Throwback to our legendary unicorn theme at Knockengorroch Festival 2017 🦄Keep your eyes peeled, we will be announcing our 2024 theme announcement VERY soon! 👀Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/contact/mailing-list/📷 Douglas Robertson/Stevie Powers ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

We are excited to welcome our first featured Sámi artist at Knockengorroch Festival 2024! ⚡️ Inhabiting the lands of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (Sápmi) the Sámi are indigenous people of Europe, traditionally known for their semi nomadic reindeer herding. 🦌Kajsa Balto has established herself as one of the central voices within her generation of musicians from Sápmi. Her approach to yoik, the Sámi singing tradition, and her intuitive way of working across genres, has garnered glowing reviews. She merges ancestral knowledge and modernity, leaving listeners eager for more! 💥Her performance will be accompanied by a workshop, an opportunity to hear more about her culture and the yoik tradition. 🎶More info and video on our website 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/artist/kajsa-balto/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Be in a chance to win a pair of tickets to some of this summer's most exciting events! 🎫 🎫We are proud to be part of the Festivals Unite prize draw. Over 60 festivals across the UK and Europe have come together to fundraise for the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza.50% of proceeds from the prize draw will go to War Childs Gaza response work and 50% of proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) who are doing absolutely vital work supporting the people of Gaza.To learn more and enter the prize draw please follow the link 👉 www.crowdfunder.co.uk/festivals-unite ... See MoreSee Less
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Knockengorroch lies within Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. The Biosphere designation is recognition of the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and learning opportunities that SW Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience and celebrate in a sustainable way.

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