Kelburn Garden Party is set to return this summer with its biggest event in its ten-year history.
The Ayrshire-based event celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, and following two pandemic-induced postponements has announced a genre-spanning lineup 2022 lineup.
Over 50 musical acts have already been announced including globe-trotting reggae / punks 4-piece The Skints, critically acclaimed audiovisual producer Max Cooper, Manchester’s peace-loving cosmic shamans Henge, trad/electronic fusioneers Niteworks, award-winning Edinburgh grime artist Nova, leading light on London’s DIY scene Alabaster de Plume and Guinean multi-instrumentalist Falle Nioke.
Also on the bill are Corto.alto, Kapil Seshasayee, Free Love, Other Lands, Bemz, Stanley Odd, the Ando Glaso Collective and the Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra, plus DJ headliners include two recent Radio 1 Essential Mix alumni – Ireland’s Or:la and Uganda’s Kampire, while Glasgow legends Optimo also return to what hey describe as one of their favourite places to play, alongside drum’n’bass originator Aphrodite, cult electro and disco selector DJ Paulette, Lumberjacks in Hell founder Marcel Vogel, breakbeat dons The Freestylers, and jungletek trendsetter (and transgender pioneer) Mandidextrous, plus local selectors including Austin Ato, GK Machine, Vaj.Power, Butho The Warrior, Vixen Sound and Skillis.
The event takes place, as ever, at Kelburn Castle, over 800 years old, originally built in the thirteenth century, situated in an ancient natural glen and surrounding formal gardens.
The family-friendly event offers a variety of attractions for younger attendees, as well as its contemporary art trail in the Neverending Glen, which ties in with the Castle Graffiti Project, established in 2007, when Kelburn’s owner, the Earl of Glasgow and family sought permission from Historic Scotland to allow the mural created by four Brazilian graffiti artists to remain on the castle walls. (The author Tristran Manco selected it as one of the 10 best street art projects in the world for The Guardian).
Due to tickets rolling over from the past 2 years, less than 25% of the allocation remains for 2022 for what is a 6,000 capacity event.
Kelburn Garden Party takes place from July 1st – 4th 2022 at Kelburn Castle, Nr. Fairlie, KA29 0BE. More at