10th anniversary programme for Kelburn Garden Party revealed
- Katharine Gemmell
- 24 April 2019
The festival will host a 10 Years of Optimo music programme, Leftfield, Nightwave, Shooglenifty and more
The 10th anniversary programme for 2019's Kelburn Garden Party has been announced and it involves a number of exclusive partnerships and takeovers for its big birthday year.
The boutique-style festival takes place in the grounds of the 800-year old Kelburn Castle from Friday 5–Monday 8 July and prides itself on being free from corporate interference. Kelburn's 2019 programme seeks to tie together the traditional and contemporary, with a focus on underground club culture, alt-pop, folk, jazz, electronica, hip-hop and world music.
Highlights for this year include an exclusive 10 Years of Optimo Music programme curated by JD Twitch, with a set from Berlin-based Fantastic Twins. The Skinny will host a day of new Scottish music on the Pyramid Stage and Sub Club's new jazz arm Era Suite will take over the Viewpoint Stage on Saturday afternoon, curated by Rebecca Vasmant.
On top of these new announcements, already announced is the dance music focused Landing Stage with a special pioneers theme. The stage will welcome icons of the dance community Leftfield, as well as jungle artist LTJ Bukem and a live AV presentation from Nathan Fake.
Playing throughout the four days are breakthrough young Scottish electronic artist Makeness; forward-thinking DJ, producer and vocalist Nightwave; Parisian-duo Acid Arab and Shingai Shoniwa, formerly of the Noisettes. The groove-infused blues duo Man of Moon, originators of 'acid-croft' Shooglenifty and Kelburn regulars Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 are also all set to play.