Workshops & Activities 2023

Knockengorroch 2023 Workshops

Knockengorroch is proud to feature a wide range of environment and heritage workshops and activities for all ages, beginning at 9am each morning and continuing throughout the day. As well as the main workshop venues, Tallyn Workshop Marquee and Taigh Tent, there are also many freestanding workshops and activities around the site:


Don’t forget to bring your wee one to the Tiger Kids’ Tent for fun and games and workshops throughout the weekend. See board for details and don’t forget the kids procession at 4pm on Sunday!

  • Sunshine Singing Group: Sessions for babies, toddlers and their parents, with half an hour of songs, nursery rhymes and stories accompanied by the ukulele. Friday and Saturday 11am and 3pm, Sunday noon and 2.30pm.
  • Leugh & Seinn le Linda – Gaelic songs for 0-8 years with BBC Alba presenter Linda Macleod. (No previous Gaelic experience needed) Sunday 11am and 1.30pm
    Sunday: 11am and 1.30pm
  • Pond dipping with Tilly: Back by popular demand. Friday midday, Sat and Sun 12pm and 4pm-ish.


  • Acoustic Village (Wierdstrings): Hosted by our crazy Cumbrian crew, featuring: Music! All weekend! Come and join in!
  • The Big Sing Together with Chandra Mather: Learn songs from around the world in this singing workshop with experienced facilitator and performer. Friday 4-5pm, Saturday 11am to 1pm at the Acoustic Sessions tent.
  • Telltale Tea Tent: Stories and tea with storyteller Owen Pilgrim
  • Stories for Strangers: Have your unique story, on any subject, written for you by Luke Winter, using a typewriter, right in front of you. Roaming

IN THE CRAFT VILLAGE (Behind the Longhouse)

  • Ayrshire craft group, CosmiCoze tent, Bodgers Green, Chicken Shed forge, festival masons, Wool ‘n’ Apples. Join a workshop and get creative! See boards for timings.


  • Here you’ll find the yurt village, healing area and sauna. Come to find therapeutic massage, oil massage, Thai massage, shiatsu, sports & remedial massage, chair massage, feather stone healing, reiki, or relax and get squeaky clean with the sauna.
  • Stone stackers will be on the River Deugh again, creating beautiful balance with fire cairns to be lit over the weekend.


1 day ago

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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1 week ago

📣 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 👉 us in the hills from 23 – 26 May 2024… we can’t wait to see you all! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

🙌 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⭐️ One item of Knockengorroch merchandise up to £15 To receive your gift, buy your ticket on our website between 24-26 November and email your choice to Collect at the info point during the festival (can be sent out before then if you need it for Christmas!) 😎 Thank you! 👉 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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… ... See MoreSee Less
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