Knockengorroch 2017 Announces First Round of Acts

The team behind Knockengorroch Festival  are pleased to announce a first round of acts joining them for the World Ceilidh 2017, near Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway on the 25th to 28th of May. 

Molotov Jukebox Self dubbed ‘gyp-step’ this band play a combination of gypsy, ska, funk, dubstep, flamenco, house, electro, pop, reggae, and soul. Fronted by the charismatic Natalia Tena of Game of Thrones fame, this 6 piece will knock your socks off, and possibly more besides..

The Mouse Outfit  9 piece hip hop band from Manchester with live brass bring driving beats and explosive energy. Dubbed ‘the closest thing to a UK hip hop super group’

La Dame Blanche  With her explosive mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, the Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche delivers a powerful and compelling sound which summons the spirits

Mungo’s Hi Fi Undisputed international leaders in reggae dub music Mungos’ sound system presides over the Shieling Dance Tent all weekend

Zion Train UK dub music pioneers.  Their vast array of music from the last 25 years still sounds fresh to today’s discerning ears

Ed Solo and partner in crime Deekline will mash up the dancefloor with some banging drum n bass and all types more bass besides.

RURA Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are “one of the most exciting bandson the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines). We love a bit of pipes in the mountains oh yes!

Scott Wood Band We’re excited to welcome these virtuoso Scots trad players who combine innovation with high energy performances

Pronto Mama ‘a past post-modern bug-eyed beatnik group from Glasgow’ featuring horns and soulful song writing with a quality Glaswegian accent

Baghdaddies No stranger to Knockengorroch meadow the Baghdaddies bring strong Balkan tendencies alongside Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms and humour

Tantz ‘power klezmer’ with dub, hip hop and Balkan beats. Recently stormed Celtic Connections.

Esperanza one of Glasgow’s hardest working ska bands, famed for their live shows, bringing a jumping, superskanking party noise to the night. We defy you not to dance.

Sheelanagig So good we’ve had them back again and again…  Intricate, groove heavy arrangements of original and traditional tunes drawing influence from the folk music of Europe and beyond.

Neck London Irish punk Ceilidh band for those who like their music down to earth and from the streets

The Inexplicables Unique & unexpected, live dance music from the roots of Bristol.

Indigo Velvet Young, tropical pop quartet from Edinburgh are new on the scene but swiftly getting around

Awry If ever you wanted to freak -dance with wild abandon to a bagpipe and fiddle -driven band who have forge -fire for blood and soil between their toes. … Providers of the now infamous Knockengorroch Sunday ceilidh.

Mambo Jambo fantastic duo who play a wide-ranging mix of acoustic roots, world styles & original music – on over 10 different instruments

All this and much, much more. A second line-up announcement will follow very shortly, Ticket info click HERE

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