Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2018

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2018

Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th May 2018
Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3TJ, Scotland MAP
£119 for 4 days
Daily capacity: 3,000
Last updated: Tue 3rd Apr 2018

Galloway's celtic/roots/world music festival returns to the hills of Scotland's Southern Uplands from Thursday 24th until Sunday 27th May 2018.

The festival held at Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, in Scotland will feature musicians from around the world heading for the far flung location.


The acts announced so far include Transglobal Underground, Cut Chemist, Les Amazones d'Afrique, Luke Vibert, Anda Union, Inyal, The Resonators, Mungos Hi Fi Sound System, My Baby, Honeyfeet, Balkan Paradise Orchestra, Kobi Onyame, MALKA, Awry, Tankus the Henge, and many more.

For a complete list of confirmed acts, please see the line-up page.

Other entertainment

Organisers of the music festival World Ceilidh aim to break the international record for the highest number of
unicorns in one place. The attempt, which has been registered with and accredited by the Guinness Book of
Records, will see festival-goers wearing unicorn horns and counted by an official adjudicator.

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.

Bo Airigh

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.


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The early bird offer has ended. Prices are now as follows:

4 day tickets:
Adults £119
Concessions £112
Youths (11-15) £58

3 day tickets:
Adults £109
Concessions £102
Youths £54

A deposit scheme is also available.

Tickets operate in a tiered system and will rise in price as they sell.

Camping and further ticket info

Camping is included in the ticket price but there is an extra charge for vehicles, from £18 - £36 depending on the size of vehicle. 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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