They are joined on the line-up by some really great talent: Ibibio Sound Machine finally get to blast their infectious afro-funk at Kelburn, Macka B brings his legendary “voice of reggae”, Europe’s #1 tastemaker DJs Dekmantel Soundsystem debut, O.G. DMC chap and Scratch Pervert Mr Thing rolls into town, Chinese Man vocalist Taiwan MC flies in from Paris, and the mighty globetrotting folk supergroup The Turbans make up just a few of this year’s programme. For more acts and their profiles, see below. We are also blessed this year with some great stage takeovers, with The Skinny, Electrikal, Highlife Records, First Word and Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Festival all helping curate this year’s festival.
There are many many more acts to be announced soon, performing across 7 stages set in unrivalled natural beauty around Kelburn’s fairytale site, alongside site-specific artworks in the Neverending Glen, pop-up performances, circus shows, late-night cabaret and physical theatre that are as much a key to the event as the main musical programme. Tickets are selling well faster than last year, and with capacity only rising a little bit this year, well, you know what to do… buy your tickets soon!