10th anniversary programme for Kelburn Garden Party revealed

10th anniversary programme for Kelburn Garden Party revealed

Chris Werrett

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.

10th anniversary programme for Kelburn Garden Party revealed

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To add to the diverse line-up of music, the festival will again continue its partnership with UZ Arts to present the Neverending Glen. The multimedia trail features art installations, performances and pop-up parties throughout the festival area. Kelburn also continues to dedicate itself to being fully family-friendly and is home to a family hub and activities such as walks, workshops and fairytale performances from 10am to 5pm every day.

Chris Astro-Jazz, Kelburn Garden Party's Musical Director, commented on the line-up, 'Kelburn has always strived to support grassroots music and artists from outside the mainstream, and it has been great to watch many artists who played slots at Kelburn in their early days develop into international artists. We've always thought of ourselves a party first and festival second, so naturally there has been a focus on dance music and club culture. With Glasgow so close, it's been a great pleasure to invite DJs and producers to perform and curate sets in such a magical setting such as Kelburn, often in contrast to the environment when so much of their music is made.'

Tickets for the event are already selling fast with ticket tiers 1–3 sold out. Tiers 4–5 and child and teen tickets are still available.

For the full line-up and to buy tickets head to kelburngardenparty.com

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Castle provides the fairytale setting for this eccentric music festival. The graffiti project for which Kelburn is known is just one of the items of hand-made décor, art and lighting that make the event a feast for all the senses. Six stages and various pop-up nooks host the musical programme, an eclectic mix of…

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