Organisers have announced the first confirmed acts appearing at the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2013. The renowned roots music festival, established in 1998, has become known for its eclectic line-up, featuring music from all corners of the globe.
The unclassifiable ragga/ jungle/ dub/ punk/ trad sounds of pioneers Asian Dub Foundation will ring out in the hills. One of the first bands to merge contemporary Western sounds with traditional Asian beats and melodies, ADF have established themselves as one of the most exciting live bands on the festival circuit.
The musical programme will span a multitude of genres including acts such as Dizraeli and the Small Gods – a multi instrumental outfit fusing hip-hop with folk for a fresh outlook on both genres; Breabach – a young band making waves in the Scottish traditional scene who won the Scottish Folk Band of the Year at the 2012 Trad Awards; Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, four time Grammy-award nominated Texans playing authentic and soul stirring music from Southern Louisiana and Cornishman Luke Vibert, alias Wagon Christ, a lauded creative voice in electronica and ‘ambient trip-hop.
Further acts appearing include: Congo Natty aka Rebel MC with Tenor Fly, Slamboree, Headmix Collective, The Correspondents, Federation of the Disco Pimp, The Old Dance School, Sheelanagig, Vibronics, Mungo’s Hi Fi Sound System, The Bevvy Sisters, Krar Collective, Freddy Frogs, Morphamish, the Mezzanine Allstars and many more still to come.
The well established festival will take place from 23 to 26 May in a stunning location in Dumfries and Galloway and will present not only music but also arts from all corners of the globe.
One of the organisers, Katriona Holmes said ‘We’re really excited by the incredible array of talent we have joining us this year at Knockengorroch. As well as brilliant music acts there will be dance, theatre, multi-media and comedy; happy kids making things, workshops in all manner of new skills, good food, a healing area, a sauna, fire shows, world cinema, and lots more. Its brilliant to have so many inspiring artists join us in our mountain valley and we look forward to welcoming festy goers from all across Scotland and the rest of the world to enjoy our exceptional event in the hills!’
Advance tickets are available from the Knockengorroch website www.knockengorroch.org.uk. Family and concession tickets are available.