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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