Knockengorroch Announce Line-Up for 25th Anniversary Year

The team at Knochengorroch are incredibly excited to share with you many more amazing artists who will be joining them from near and far to party in the hills for the 25th anniversary year! Our next reveal features a diverse mix of talented musical artists to complete the festival line-up.

Hailing from England is the original DnB supergroup and icons of the genre, Bad Company UK. Famous for their melting-pot attitude and creative genius in mixing anything from tech grit to funk, expect a stand-out set from Jason Maldini, Michael Wojcicki, Dan Stein, and Darren White.

The Ragga Twins Pioneers in dance and jungle music, and overall legends on the scene, Hackney-born The Ragga Twins are also set to enliven the hills. Originally starting out on London’s Unity Sound System in the early 90’s, the iconic English ragga and jungle MC duo – Deman Rocket and Flinty Badman – will bring a timeless set to the festival stage.

Knockengorroch’s dance acts will also include: the iconic British acid-house and DnB artist Ceephax Acid Crew join, who will bring his physical studio of synths and drum computers directly to the hills for an old-school set of live music

legendary British DJ, producer, and remixer Keith Tenniswood – performing as Radioactive Man

and champion of true club culture for almost a decade and curator of the legendary 0H141 parties, Glasgow’s Sarra Wild with the rudest selection of visceral bump n grind for the heads who like to wind their waists.

Also Kaptin Barrett – previously known as AAA BADBOY – will dive into dozens of genres for an eclectic, energetic blend that’s guaranteed to make you move.

Named as one to watch for 2023, emerging DJ Katalyst will bring enrapturing breakbeats, fresh DnB, big sounds, and more.

Fusing traditional music with ska, jungle and breakcore, Ed Cox wraps the lot in his live ‘clowncore’ performances whilst playing the accordion.

Mashing up the dance with a badman blend of jungle, raggatek and breakcore. A true giant of the underground dance scene and part of the Born on Road label, Stivs will join us to get the floor pumping.

Teuchter From the West of Scotland comes high energy Teuchter – a master of fusing the music, energy, and vibes of both ceilidhs and free parties into heavy duty bass and gritty bates inspired by his now-home of Bristol.

Elsewhere on the line-up, three-piece band The Ducks blend rap vocals with live instruments and Scottish Gaelic artist Hammy Sgìth produces his own beats, sampling from the rich traditions of hip-hop and Highland music.

Northumberland duo The Brothers Gillespie will bring music inspired by wild places and the experience of finding oneself in a world alive with soul – expect both ethereal and earthy, romantic and radical.

The Brothers Gillespie

Thom Ashworth brings his distinctive instrumental voice, acoustic bass guitar, and folk music, while high-energy Glasgow psych collective Maz & The Phantoms bring surf guitars, synth rock, garage, disco breaks, and an explosive punk attitude.

Iconic for their legendary late-night fiestas in Edinburgh, Los Chichanos will bring frenzied Latin percussion, jungle sounds, iconic surf-inspired guitar, vintage organ, and dark tropicalia to the stage with the aim to make bodies move and minds travel with energetic sound.

Tennyson King
Nomadic indie-folk musician Tennyson King will capture audiences with his reverberant, earthy folk-rock blend and intimately humorous, lyrical storytelling to form a raw, gritty sound.

Falasgair – winners of the Skye Battle of the Bands – will also join for a mix of contemporary, traditional, and self-penned tunes.

Rounding off the line-up, Gavin Marwick will perform a special gig celebrating the old Scots Quarter Days.

Once again this year we will be hosting a variety of exciting club names from across Scotland, including this year:

Mungos Hi Fi
(ft Solo Banton, Marina P and Aziza)
Samedia Trax Showcase
BBL takeover
(ft. Jamin Nimjah, Ma Bla, Sloth & Wretch)
Cosmic (ft. PsyUbik, Discoordination & Quadrant)
Cenote Sounds takeover
(ft. Roodboy, Shetland, Skatty Dreadz & Xian)
The Skinny x FUSE (with VAJ.Power & Maveen)
Sarra Wild and friends
Easy Skankin Crew
(ft. Sir Skanksalot & The Rubba Dubba)
Bass Injection takeover
(Simulate b2b Myco b2b Kosmotix)
Dub Loons
(ft. Husk, T-rigga & A₩AP Rossy)


“We should be making music to show that there’s a better world out there.” – Simon Emmerson, Knockengorroch Podcast

We were deeply saddened this week to hear of the passing of Simon Emmerson.

Simon was the founder of Afro Celt Sound System, as well as the core founder of The Imagined Village, and a record producer and guitarist (and a keen birdwatcher).

Back in 2020, Afro Celt Sound System were scheduled to perform at the Knockengorroch Festival that sadly didn’t take place. However, one of the Knockengorroch family, Katch Holmes sat down with Simon for an episode of the Knockengorroch Podcast, where they discussed ‘world’ music, democratising the music industry and positives of the virtual world. We wanted to re-share this with you as a tribute to Simon and the legacy he leaves.

You can listen here

Our love and condolences to his family.

Off Site parking passes are now available to buy on our website.

Pass holders will be able to catch a regular mini Knock shuttle bus from the festival dedicated car park in our local village of Carsphairn, direct to site!

If you missed our payment instalment plans, don’t worry! You can still buy full price tickets for Knockengorroch, but pay later with PayPal in 3. When you head through to the checkout on our website, the option to pay via 3 interest free instalments with PayPal will become available.

Tickets are still selling super quickly this year, so get your skates on if you want to join us in May!



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