First Artists for Knockengorroch Festival 2020 Announced

Afro Celt Sound System

The first acts set to perform at Knockengorroch Festival 2020 have been revealed. The lineup includes a thrilling roster of traditional, electronic and world music acts. Knockengorroch will be held from Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Carsphairn, Scotland.

Much-admired European and African collective Afro Celt Sound System is among the first acts announced. The Afro Celts play a unique mix of Irish traditional music, African roots and transfixing electronic rhythms and bass lines.

Kel Assouf in 2018 – Photo by Cayo Scheyven

Other highlights unveiled include Tuareg desert blues band Kel Assouf, the excellent Scottish contemporary folk band Shooglenifty, folk pop crossover band The Poozies, and the klezmer and world music band Moishe’s Bagel (Scotland).


Knockengorroch Festival organizer, Liz Holmes, stated: “The lineup for our 34th festival reflects the mix of traditional and electronic music from home and abroad which makes this festival so special and we’re very excited to unveil the first names on our bill for next year. We can’t wait to welcome familiar and new faces back to the event in May to experience the diversity, inclusiveness, liberating atmosphere and musical celebration of Knockengorroch.”

The festival will also feature environment and heritage workshops and activities, dancing, comedy, theater shows, arts and crafts and lots for the kids.

More at Knockengorroch Festival.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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