The Beat, and Eat Static for Knockengorroch World Ceilidh

plus The Treacherous Orchestra Lunasa, King Creosote, Ska Cubano, and more

published: Wed 17th Feb 2010

The Beat

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th May 2010
Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, Scotland, DG7 3TJ, Scotland MAP
£82 for 4 days
last updated: Fri 16th Apr 2010

Ska legends The Beat, Eat Static, and 13 piece Scottish supergroup The Treacherous Orchestra lead the first acts confirmed on the line-up for this May's Knockengorroch World Ceilidh.

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The Travelling Band
Also announced today are The Treacherous Orchestra, Lunasa, King Creosote, Ska Cubano, Besh o Drom, The Ukrainians, Pathaan, Kissmet, and Jesca Hoop'.

The four day Galloway valley festival held from Thursday 27th until Sunday 30th May at Knockengorroch Farm, Kirkubrightshire, in Scotland will also play host toFlutatious, Zubzub, Sheelanagig, Mungo's Hi Fi Sound System, Kakatsitsi drummers, and Keltrix.

The newly announced artists also include Den-Collective, Captain Slackshop's Mezzanine Allstars, Cold Up Norf Records, Sequoia Sound System, and Edinburgh based new music night Limbo with a curated collection of unsigned Scottish talent.

The festival will keep late night noise pollution to a minimum thanks to the headset disco. Other on-site attractions include workshops, cinema, a hot tub, dance performances, fire shows, kids workshops, sculpture, cabaret, a healing area, camping, real ales, food, stalls, and impromptu new music collaborations and opportunities for up and coming musicians to grab a slot in the festival's open mic slots.

Site director Simon Holmes said, "Our central venue is a timber stage complete with green turf roof ­ its custom built sympathetic to the site and its natural surroundings, and designed to get the best acoustics from the brilliant bands in our line-up!"

Adult early bird tickets are priced at £80 for 4 days, £65 for 3 days; Children tickets (11-15 years) are priced at £36 for 4 days, £31 for 3 days. Vehicle passes: (up to 1 tonne) £10, vehicle pass (1-3 Tonnes) £15 (including caravans towed by car/van), vehicle pass (over 3 Tonnes) £20.

To buy tickets, click here.

The event caters for all with a children's area, family and disabled camping and special family rates on tickets. A bus will run from Glasgow and Edinburgh to the site on Thursday, avoiding the need to drive.

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th May 2010
Knockengorroch farm, Carsphairn, Kirkubrightshire, Scotland, DG7 3TJ, Scotland MAP
£82 for 4 days
last updated: Fri 16th Apr 2010


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