Knockengorroch: 2019 line-up announced

Benjamin Zephaniah, Talisk, Elephant Sessions and Solareye are among the names set to appear at this year's Knockengorroch

Article by Alexander Smail | 22 Jan 2019
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Scotland's longest-running camping music festival Knockengorroch – aka Knockengorroch World Ceilidh – will return to Galloway in the South West of Scotland this May, and today have announced the first wave of acts set to appear.

Topping the bill is performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, replacing original headliner Omar Souleyman who, according to a statement on the festival's Facebook page, "has pulled out of playing at Knockengorroch without any good reason". Other names set to appear are rapper Solareye, multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli, Highland band Elephant Sessions and Moonlight Benjamin. 

Of the announcement, Knockengorroch festival organiser Liz Holmes, said: "We’re overjoyed to be hosting some of the most incredible music from across the globe, side by side with tradition and talent from Scotland. Everyone is invited to celebrate differences and shared commonalities in our very own world ceilidh in the hills!"

See the full line-up below:

Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds
Elephant Sessions
Moonlight Benjamin
Griogair Labruidh
Gwyneth Glyn
Josie Duncan
Lorcán Mac Mathúna
Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
Barnaby Brown
Conor Caldwell
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Mungos Hi Fi Sound System
Jerome Hill
Ed Rushand Optical
The Honey Farm
Delightful Squalor
Omar Afifand Gnawa Trance Fusion
Gypsy Roots
Bristol Branch
The Matatunes
The Dalmellington Silver Band

Knockengorroch takes place 23-26 May, Carsphairn Hills, Galloway; For more information visit:

*This post was originally published 22 Jan