Spring Session


Friday 16 March 8pm to 3am

The Venue, Dumfries


Put a spring in your step and a Knockengorroch smile on your face at our Dumfries SPRING SESSION

We welcome the Baghdaddies after their storming Bo Airigh stage set at Knockengorroch 2017. An exhilarating cocktail of Balkan, ska, Caribbean and Latin grooves shot through with Geordie humour, sizzling brass and jangling guitars played with furious energy and theatrical humour. Dancing is the only option!

SUPA & Da Kryptonites – High energy Edinburgh 10 piece. Pulled in picked up & slammed wid Ska, Funk & Grime from da get go! An eclectic mix of madness, featuring horns, big vocals & BarZ! Dutty dutty barz! Oi.

Tom Spirals & Escape Roots – Out of Galloway making big waves internationally and in the local scene, crafting uplifting riddims with a conscious message and foundation shaking bass.
Tom regularly holds down the mic for many well respected producers in the scene such as Knockengorroch residents Mungo’s HiFi & DreadSquad.

Dem Man Productions – Daniel and Ross of Basstonic fame previously from The Venue and both from Dumfries & Galloway promote all things from the Scottish underground scene. Hip hop and grime to all out Jungle, Drum ‘n’ Bass and everything in between!

Easy Skankin Crew – Dumfries’ leading ska/reggae/roots dub DJs will take you on a sweet ride through Ska, Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Roots and beyond. ‘One love-One family-Easy Skankin’

Lets get us all limbered up for the World Ceilidh festival in May!!  This night promises to be a true Knockengorroch classic.

Tickets are only £11 in advance, available here.  Get in there quick!



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We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Benjamin Zephaniah at the age of 65. One of the greatest poets of our time and a resolute campaigner against political injustice, he was a true pioneer and innovator.In 2019 he performed at Knockengorroch Festival with his band The Revolutionary Minds, where he wowed the crowd with his dub-reggae juggernauts strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he called 'street politics’. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this time. 📷 Douglas Robertson ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 2024 FIRST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT! 📣Here we go! We are proud to present the first amazing artists from near and far who will be playing at Knockengorroch Festival 2024…A.Skillz | Banco de Gaia | Bombskare | The Breath | DJ Rap | Ewan Macintyre Band | Frankie Archer Music | Jemima Thewes & LANES | John Fairhurst | Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening | Mairi Campbell | Malin makes Music | M a r a n t a | Mungo's Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus | N’famady Kouyaté | Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet | Queen Omega | Yoko Pwno | 808 State…all this and many many more acts, including our dance tent line-ups, to be announced in the new year! Find out more and listen to all of these artists 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/artistsJoin us in the hills from 23 – 26 May 2024… we can’t wait to see you all! 😍 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less
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🙌 SUPPORT US OR ANOTHER IMPORTANT CAUSE THIS FRIDAY! 🙌 Did you know that Knockengorroch is a community interest company? We exist to support upland regeneration and community benefit. Buy a Knockengorroch Festival 2024 ticket Fri 24 to Sun 26 November and, as a thank you, we will give you a free gift! 🎁 Choose from⭐️ 3% of the value of your total booking towards a gift voucher for Hadeel Fairtrade Palestinian Crafts www.hadeel.org⭐️ One item of Knockengorroch merchandise up to £15 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/shop/ To receive your gift, buy your ticket on our website between 24-26 November and email your choice to admin@knockengorroch.org.uk Collect at the info point during the festival (can be sent out before then if you need it for Christmas!) 😎 Thank you! 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/tickets/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Fo'k o' the airts 'll a' be thereMakars an’ music-men tae spareSingers an’ dauncers everywhereAn' ane or twa tae play the fi'le (Adam Dahmer ‘Bonnie Cnoch nan Corrach’) ⚡️ FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT COMING! 🔜⚡️ 🔔 Get ready… www.knockengorroch.org.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less
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