For those that know Kelburn, you’ll know we pride ourselves on serving up diverse and unique musical programme that showcases outstanding Scottish talent, proper party vibes and hand-picked international guest acts – across 6 bespoke stages set in stunning fairytale surroundings we’ll be covering everything from folk, jazz, blues, electronica and world through to funk, reggae, house, techno, drum’n’bass and hip-hop, and plenty more in between.
We welcome back the daddy of proper selectors Mr Scruff for an extended 4 hours set, the world-famous Hot 8 Brass Band direct from New Orleans, and an exclusive takeover from Numbers featuring the legendary Optimo and rising Canadian star Jayda G. Reggae is well covered by the mighty Mungo’s Hi-Fi ft. Charlie P, Prince Fatty and much more. We’ve got cutting edge bass-heavy electronica from Om Unit and Addison Groove, hip-hop via The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr Syntax and Diszraeli & DJ Downlow and some quality folk music down at Smugglers Tent from The Elephant Sessions, The Odd Beats and many friends. Among many rising independent stars, we have Man of Moon, Be Charlotte and She Drew The Gun showcasing their originals sounds, and on the world tip KOG & The Zongo Brigade, Flamingods and Zimbabwe’s Rise Kagona take you to tropical climbs. Jazz is well represented with EZRA Collective among the leading lights in the resurgent UK scene. And Kelburn wouldn’t be the same without festival faves like Bombskare and Colonel Mustard singing your favourite numbers.
We also have a plethora of amazing attractions happening throughout the labarythine and quite staggering Neverending Glen and our famous menu of Special Treats and family attractions Kelburn really is a festival like no other…
There’s much more to come, but for now here’s the programme so far below.