Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Mungos Hi Fi Sound System and MC Kenny Knots
Ed Rush and Optical
Tom McGuire and the Brassholes
AND: Samson Sounds, Yoko Pwno, Solareye, Korrontzi, The Honey Farm, Awry, Dominic Waxing Lyrical, Oran Bagraidh feat Gwyneth Glyn, Josie Duncan, Lorcán Mac Mathúna, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, Barnaby Brown, Bragod, Conor Caldwell and MacGillivray; Mima and the Fuse, Delightful Squalor, Omar Afif and Gnawa Trance Fusion, Seabass Kid, Gypsy Roots, Bristol Branch, Dub Princess, Samedia Shebeen Soundsystem, The Matatunes, Raza, Milvus Milvus, Awkward Family Portraits, The Moonlands, Irie YoYo, Vixen Sound, Forever Alien, Muckle Spree, Avocet, Ceitidh Mac, Fish to Fry, the Dalmellington Silver Band, Outland Trio, Cenote Sounds, Nik Nak, Nema Kuta, Nem and Jofis, Flew the Arrow, Dub Loons Hi-Fi, Veecat and Siren, The Lasses, Whinge, C-Shaman, Giles Walker, Nina Stanger, Robyn Stapleton, Claire Hastings, The Galloway Agreement and more…
Mood Swings Takeover: Pitch 92, Sparkz, Phatworld, Smiley Maxx, Pete Cannon, Samurai Breaks, Papa Shanti, Cosmic, BBL, The Funk’d Up Collective, Surreal, Yes Tek, Jenova Collective, Krinkle Cut, HRVSTR, Joe Knight, Misskittyflip, Sangria Kong, Breaksmiths, Key_Lo, Wolfie Razzmatazz, Junior Mac, Ezee, Duke Box, DJM, Duburban, Selecta Burnside, Easy Skankin Crew and more.
Plus: Detention Dialogues, Andy Paterson / 3000 Trees, Cammy, Ramblers Teatro, Sketchy Beats, the Knockengorroch Ceilidh, Headset Disco, Pyroceltica, Jukebox Bingo, ASCUS, Aberdeen Comedy Society, Rejenr8 visuals, massage techniques, contemporary dance, upcycled windchimes, children’s area and procession, fire shows, lights and art installations, dance, circus, comedy, spoken word, theatre, storytelling, puppets, workshops, sauna, healing area, real ales and ciders, global shopping, good food, sessions areas, Celtic Longhouse, rainbows and still more …
Full details coming soon
Thursday Night: The Fraoch Bar Stage
For your delectation on the opening evening, on the Fraoch Stage in the Fraoch Bar tent, and not necessarily in this order, we have: Hannah Paterson, Razorwind, Nero da Zero (electronic sounds to be discovered), Knockwind, Gypsy Roots, Pás De Problème and Samson Sounds‘ Jam Session and (probably) more.
Get involved! Open mic (register at the stage) with live music every night throughout the weekend until late.
The Bo-airigh Stage
Named after the ‘cattle people’ of ancient Gaeldom and celebrating our ancestry, our open-air stage features a host of hand-selected performers whose music travels across the continents and back to Alba.
The Sheiling World Stage
With its own bar serving the infamous ‘Knocktails’ this covered ‘summerhouse’ venue, the home of the actual ceilidh, features top live acts throughout the day and live dance acts to play us out till the early hours.
The Taigh Tent
During the day hosting Gaelic rhyme to Scottish spoken word, stand up comedy and all kinds of acts in-between, at night home to the Samedia Shebeen. Dip your head and see something unexpected or be immersed in a soundtrack that spans music from the tropical regions, both ancient and futuristic…With compere Andy Paterson
The Tallyn Marquee
Workshops and performances of a more reflective nature throughout the day and the Headset Disco by night.
The Mood Swings Tent
There will be an exciting new addition to the Knockengorroch family this year: Mood Swings Events is a collective of curious individuals with a pallet of extraordinary tastes and an eclectic choice of music, live art and performances. An ever-changing, always evolving creature of festival inspired madness which will be providing a platform at Knockengorroch to showcase the weirdest and most wonderful collection of fantastic DJs, high energy bands, custom designers and mind-blowing live artists. They will be combining these with a multitude of interactive walkabout performers, insane circus acts, sassy dancers, themed decor and an overwhelming collection of arts and crafts, which together will create a magically diverse experience for all Knockengorrochers to enjoy!
The Mood Swings Stage will play host to an exciting variety of artists and collective takeovers from Scotland, Northern England and beyond! They will be taking the finest selection of resident DJ’s from around Yorkshire, adding a pinch of Hip Hop, whisked into a bowl of luscious Funk & Soul with a touch of Sheffield Bassline & UK Garage. Two tablespoons of Jungle and DnB will then be added to the mix, a hint of Scotland’s electronic music scene with a side of House, Techno, Swing and Breaks. Finally, this will all be topped off with a delicious dessert of Dub as well as a few secret ingredients all served up by the mighty R:Evolve sound system!
Workshops, theatre, art and more
Comedy, art, science, visuals, fire, theatre, storytelling and dance: Swallow the Sea, Ice and Fire, Andy Paterson, Rejenr8, Ambient Projections, Three Seas, Emma Snellgrove and more…
Other venues include
(the Celtic Longhouse)
Acoustic sessions by day and night in our traditional turf-roofed longhouse
The Fraoch Cabaret Stage
Open stage in the Fraoch Bar tent, with live music from Thursday evening through til Sunday.