As part of our mission to challenge expectations of what a small festival can achieve, The Kelburn Garden Party is hugely excited to announce an extension to this year’s experience: The Neverending Glen. Open to all Festival-goers, this ground-breaking project sees a carefully curated selection of contemporary artists and collectives creating bespoke artworks and installations throughout Kelburn’s ancient glen. We are even opening the festival a day early to celebrate.
We are delighted to announce some additional names for this year’s Garden Party bill. We welcome legendary Japanese jazz-punks Soil & “Pimp” Sessions for an exclusive Scottish show, as we open the Square Stage for the first time on a Friday. They are supported by The Black Diamond Express and Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5.
These acts join an already packed and hugely diverse, probably our most leftfield yet – with respected names like Nightmares on Wax, Optimo, Romare, Ulrich Schauss, Auntie Flo and Hector Bizerk rubbing shoulders with winning party-starting sounds of acts like Gentleman’s Dub Club, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Orkestra Del Sol, Afriqoi, Chainska Brassica and many more.
Once again we are honoured to present the kind of musical and creative roster that you have come to expect from us: exciting, diverse, fun, experimental, old school, new school, hip-shaking, beard stroking, local, international… truly there is something here for all discerning tastes, whether you want a full on party weekend or a more relaxed journey through the gems on offer.