2023 Line-Up Announced

Knockengorroch 2023 The Ragga Twins

Many more amazing artists will be joining us from near and far to party in the hills for Knockengorroch Festival’s 25th year! This reveal sees a mix of talented DJs, MCs and more live bands join the festival line-up.

  • Hailing from England is the original DnB supergroup and icons of the genre, Bad Company UK. Famous for their melting-pot attitude and creative genius in mixing anything from tech grit to funk, expect a stand-out set, accompanied by…
  • …pioneers in dance and jungle music, and overall legends on the scene, Hackney-born The Ragga Twins. Originally starting out on London’s Unity Sound System in the early 90’s, the iconic English ragga and jungle MC duo – Deman Rocket and Flinty Badman – will perform with Bad Company as well as their Ragga Twins Crew set accompanied by DJ Krucial.
  • Knockengorroch’s dance acts will also include: the iconic British acid-house and DnB artist Ceephax Acid Crew join, who will bring his physical studio of synths and drum computers directly to the hills for an old-school set of live music
  • legendary British DJ, producer, and remixer Keith Tenniswood – performing as Radioactive Man
  • and champion of true club culture for almost a decade and curator of the legendary 0H141 parties, Glasgow’s Sarra Wild and friends, with a Friday night takeover, bringing the rudest selection of visceral bump n grind for the heads who like to wind their waists.
  • Also Kaptin Barret – previously known as AAA BADBOY – will dive into dozens of genres for an eclectic, energetic blend that’s guaranteed to make you move.
  • Named as one to watch for 2023, emerging DJ Katalyst will bring enrapturing breakbeats, fresh DnB, big sounds, and more.
  • Fusing traditional music with ska, jungle and breakcore, Ed Cox wraps the lot in his live ‘clowncore’ performances whilst playing the accordion.
  • Mashing up the dance with a badman blend of jungle, raggatek and breakcore. A true giant of the underground dance scene and part of the Born on Road label, Stivs will join us to get the floor pumping.
  • From the West of Scotland comes high energy Teuchter – a master of fusing the music, energy, and vibes of both ceilidhs and free parties into heavy duty bass and gritty beats inspired by his now-home of Bristol.
  • Elsewhere on the line-up, three-piece band The Ducks blend rap vocals with live instruments and Scottish Gaelic artist Hammy Sgìth produces his own beats, sampling from the rich traditions of hip-hop and Highland music.
  • Northumberland duo The Brothers Gillespie will bring music inspired by wild places and the experience of finding oneself in a world alive with soul – expect both ethereal and earthy, romantic and radical.
  • Thom Ashworth brings his distinctive instrumental voice, acoustic bass guitar, and folk music, while high-energy Glasgow psych collective Maz & The Phantoms bring surf guitars, synth rock, garage, disco breaks, and an explosive punk attitude.
  • Iconic for their legendary late-night fiestas in Edinburgh, Los Chichanos will bring frenzied Latin percussion, jungle sounds, iconic surf-inspired guitar, vintage organ, and dark tropicalia to the stage with the aim to make bodies move and minds travel with energetic sound.
  • Nomadic indie-folk musician Tennyson King will capture audiences with his reverberant, earthy folk-rock blend and intimately humorous, lyrical storytelling to form a raw, gritty sound.
  • Falasgair – winners of the Skye Battle of the Bands – will also join for a mix of contemporary, traditional, and self-penned tunes.
  • Rounding off the line-up, Gavin Marwick will perform a special gig celebrating the old Scots Quarter Days.

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