Kelburn Garden Party 2024: First acts announced

With Erol Alkan, HAAi, James Holden, Free Love, LVRA, Rebecca Vasmant, corto.alto and more announced for Kelburn Garden Party, we finally have summer in our sights

Feature by Tallah Brash | 07 Feb 2024
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Kelburn Garden Party is back, baby! Which means that we’re also back, curating Kelburn's Pyramid Stage! 

Taking place over the first weekend in July, Kelburn Garden Party have announced the first wave of acts for 2024, and are bringing some pretty big hitters to the west coast this summer. Party-starter, producer and DJ extraordinaire Erol Alkan tops the bill. Alkan’s production credits include (but are not limited to) Mystery Jets, Late of the Pier, Ride and Daniel Avery, and he’s remixed everyone from Mylo, Daft Punk and Bloc Party to Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, Justice and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 

Australian DJ and producer HAAi is also a big get this year. Her 2022 record, Baby, We’re Ascending, featuring collabs with Jon Hopkins and Alexis Taylor, is full of euphoric highs perfect for a festival such as Kelburn with its backdrop being a technicolour castle; check out her recent DJ-Kicks release too, and keep your fingers crossed that she drops her pulse-raising remix of Kylie’s 2023 summer banger Padam Padam. Also on the top line, another artist sure to make our heads spin and float off with the clouds is Border Community label head honcho James Holden, who’ll be bringing his latest record, Imagine This Is a High Dimensional Space of All Possibilities, and more for a live AV show.

There’s a big showing this year from Scotland’s thriving alt-jazz scene too, with Rebecca Vasmant set to wow the dancefloor with a b2b set with Coco Maria, while Liam Shortall’s incredible corto.alto outfit will bring their exceptional debut, Bad With Names, to the party. You’ll also find world rhythms from the likes of London's Nubiyan Twist and the joyful Ghanaian ensemble Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy; also make sure to catch past Pyramid Stage artists Free Love and Maranta performing over the course of the weekend. 

Photo of LVRA.
Image: LVRA by Minsett Hein

While our 2024 Pyramid lineup isn't quite finalised yet, here's what we've booked so far. Friday currently belongs to a pair of central belters as Edinburgh’s Bikini Body top the bill with their “post-gutter-skunk-funk”, while Glasgow trio Brenda bring their scrappy synth-pop-punk earlier in the night. 

On Saturday, Chinese-Scottish multi-hyphenate LVRA (pronounced loo-rah) tops the bill with her bubbling hyperpop, while helping get things warmed up throughout the day will be occasionally local Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter and poet sarya, genre-agnostic East Kilbride rising star Lamaya and the ethereal fairy pop stylings of Pearling. Sunday afternoon, meanwhile, is all about keeping it chill. Early on we’ll have the soothing R’n’B, soulful and dreamy sounds of popgirlz Nikhita and Kohla, while later Eyes of Others brings his “post-pub-couldn’t-get-in-the-club” beats and rhythms to the party before relative newcomers neverfine bring their shimmering electronics, à la Italians Do It Better or CHVRCHES, to the stage.

While we’re still putting the finishing touches to the rest of our lineup, needless to say 2024 is looking like it’s going to be another vintage year for the Kelburn Garden Party. See you in the woods.

Kelburn Garden Party 2024 takes place from 5-8 Jul; tickets available at