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Knockengorroch Festival

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September 2020

Knockengorroch in Kirkcudbrightshire

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Knockengorroch Festival - September 2020, Kirkcudbrightshire
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Hello we hope you are safe and well in this uncertain and unprecedented time.

Due to the current situation we can confirm that we are POSTPONING Knockengorroch to 10 to 13 September 2020. A public announcement will be going out this weekend.


The September dates have been secured for many of our headliners and we’ll be announcing those over the next few days.


Your tickets will be valid for this September festival. In addition, if you cannot make September, your ticket/s can later be transferred to Knockengorroch Festival 27-30 May 2021.


If you know you want your tickets to go towards either September 2020 or May 2021 you don’t need to do anything, Skiddle will transfer your tickets over to September automatically, and later this year we’ll be in touch to transfer to May if you prefer. (original ticketing Ts&Cs will apply to these transferred tickets.)


If you know you do not want or cannot come to either of these Knockengorroch events (or indeed desperately need the income back) we will offer you a full refund as in the Skiddle Ts&Cs. Skiddle will shortly be in touch with details of how to do this.


If you are able to support us through transferring your tickets rather than the refund option that would be so much appreciated. This crisis is a great challenge to us, as many others and could spell the end for many festivals, events and small businesses, including Knockengorroch.


We’ve received so many supportive messages which have really helped us stay positive through this. We really value our wonderful supportive community around Knockengorroch. Thank you for your continued support.


We hope you are all staying really well and sane in this madness.


With love from all the Knockengorroch family x



Knockengorroch Festival is the seminal outdoor roots music festival in Scotland. Located deep in the Southern Uplands in a river valley on Knockengorroch farm, the area was recently awarded Dark Skies status - one of the best places on the planet to see the stars... and see the stars you will...

The musical line-up is a melting pot of world, folk, fusion and dub reggae with electronica, hip-hop and drum n bass thrown in for good measure - both live and DJed.

As well as music, cabaret, spoken word, comedy and dance all take place across five venues, from the mighty open air stage, turf roofed and built from locally sourced timber, to a Berber tent, to the Celtic Longhouse venue, a willow wattled re-creation of an iron age dwelling.  

There is a sauna, dedicated children's activities, workshops in arts, crafts, heritage and environmental subjects, fire shows, flash mobs, real ales, 'knocktails' and food stalls.  Knockengorroch even has its own ale the 'Knock Ale' and its own chocolate 'chocengorroch'. 

The Knockengorroch Festival site was a populated village in ancient times and the festival re-populates the valley for the four days of the event.  The festival's motif of a highland cow is a reminder of the ancient beasts that the people in times gone depended on and worshipped.

Run by a family who either live or grew up at Knockengorroch, and presided over by the family's cows who witness the festival fun from the safe confines of the opposite river bank. Knockengorroch Festival is set to be a whole world unto itself and one you may not want to leave.


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