Galloway's celtic/roots/world music festival returns to the hills of Scotland's Southern Uplands from Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th May 2016.
The festival held at Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, in Scotland will feature musicians from around the world heading for the far flung location.
Black Uhuru, Family Atlantica, Skerryvore, Niteworks, Freestylers DJs, Krafty Kuts, Habadekuk, The London Bulgarian Choir, Mungo's Hi Fi Sound System, The Turbans, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Orkestra del Sol, Auntie Flo, Optimo with JD Twitch & JG Wilkes, 47soul, Radical Dance Faction (RDF), Cera Impala & The New Prohibition, Awry, Afriquoi, The Dangleberries, Monosapiens, Conscious Route, Grousebeater Sound System, Urban Folk Crowd, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Pepper Jam, Maxi Roots, SP23, Crystal Distortion, 69db, and Ixindamix, with many more still to be announced.
Plus dancers, authors and workshop leaders to be announced. The programme will also include a silent disco; a Celtic fire show spectacular, cabaret, comedy, silent disco, cocktails, real ale, global food, stalls, camping, dance, heritage and arts workshops, a healing area, session villages, open fires, star gazing, showers, and more. There is family and disabled camping also available. For children, the Kids' Marquee runs creative activities, culminating in a childrens' procession.
The main stage, the Bo Airigh, is named after the sacred cattle that were once worshipped in the valley, the Shieling dance tent is another reference to the land's prior use and the Celtic longhouse, once a common site in the hills, is revived again with rousing fiddles, sitar and kora.
The early bird offer has ended. An adult ticket is priced at £108 for 4 days, £100 for 3 days, an adult concession ticket is priced at £103 for 4 days, £95 for 3 days, Children tickets (11-15 years) are priced at £52 for 4 days, £50 for 3 days. Vehicle passes: (up to 1 tonne) £20, vehicle pass (1-3 Tonnes) £27 (including caravans towed by car/van), vehicle pass (over 3 Tonnes) £35. Prices do not include booking fees.
Camping and further ticket info
Camping is included in the ticket price but there is an extra charge for vehicles. The site is beside a river with stunning views of the Scottish landscape.
Concessions are available for students, the unemployed and over 60s although evidence will be requested on the gate and you will be charged the difference if you don't have it with you.
There will be more information here once it is available.
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