Words by Luke Shekerali
Hear the ancient, retro and contemporary at this year’s Knockengorroch
Set in a beautiful corner of Scotland at one of the world’s five International Dark-Sky Parks, you can expect a collaboration of some of the best acts world music has to offer, set against a luminous starry sky at this year’s Knockengorroch (May 23-26).
The festival is set in the uplands of Galloway – one of Scotland’s hidden beauties. Originally created in 1998 the organisers set out to spur on Galloway’s rural regeneration with Knockengorroch. Since then, the festival has gone from strength to strength, boasting acts from around the globe and attracting audiences from all over the UK.
The impressive line-up this year includes Asian Dub Foundation, Mungos Hi-Fi Sound System, The John Langan Band and Dizraeli & the Small Gods.
Dizraeli & the Small Gods are a seven-piece small band from England, who pride themselves on their ‘folked, melodic, unashamedly heartfelt reinvention of hip-hop.’ Formed in 2009 after Dizraeli released his solo album Engurland, they have since toured all over the UK, with shows including a collaboration with Shlomo and a spot on the West Holts stage of Glastonbury. You can read more about them in our current issue (June 2013, #92).
Find out more at www.knockengorroch.org.uk