Who's playing at Kelburn Garden Party? How to get tickets

Who's playing at Kelburn Garden Party? How to get tickets

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Festival returns this summer with yet another impressive lineup

The defiantly free-spirited Kelburn Garden Party is back for 2018, and the annual event, a highlight in the Scottish festival calendar, has another exceptional programme for this year's edition. Tier 3 tickets are available now.

The festival takes place at the magical Kelburn Castle, situated just east of Largs on Scotland's west coast, over the weekend of Fri 29 Jun–Mon 2 Jul.

Headlining the event this year is renowned jungle musician and artist Goldie, who tops the bill on the Friday night. His 2017 album The Journey Man was praised for its funk sensitivity and soulful lyrical content.

A Scottish exclusive for 2018, Saturday night at Kelburn sees legendary Jurassic 5 MC Chali 2na perform his acclaimed collaboration with turntablist extraordinaire Krafti Kuts. Another pair of guaranteed party starters, The 2 Bears – Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell – fuse 2-step, house, disco and soul, a mix that's sure to spark a boogie.

The brilliant lineup also includes the infectious afro-funk of Ibibio Sound Machine, legendary reggae artist Macka B, tastemaker DJs Dekmantel Soundsystem, the stratchy goodness of Mr Thing, Chinese Man vocalist Taiwan MC and the mighty globetrotting folk supergroup The Turbans. Up and coming local talent Wuh Oh brings his irresistable pop collage, for fans of Hudson Mohawke, The Go! Team and The Avalanches, to the party.

More acts are still to be announced, with it already looking like one of the best events of the year,

Kelburn Garden Party takes place from Fri 29 Jul-Mon 2 Jul. Tickets are on sale now.

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…

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, Largs

Fri 5 Jul

Times vary / £30–£99.50 / 01475 568685

Sat 6 Jul

Times vary / £30–£99.50 / 01475 568685

Sun 7 Jul

Times vary / £30–£99.50 / 01475 568685

Mon 8 Jul

Times vary / £30–£99.50 / 01475 568685

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