It is with great sadness we have to announce the decision to cancel Counterflows Festival 2020 due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19.

Putting international artists through the stress of cancelled flights and being potentially quarantined is just too much of a risk to take given the current situation. On top of this, it feels increasingly irresponsible to be holding social events of our scale given the risk of the virus spreading.

We will be issuing refunds for the festival via Eventbrite right away. Funds should be back in your account within the next 7 working days.

Counterflows is a small grassroots festival and we appreciate the love and support the artists, audience members, supporters/funders, staff and everyone else have given us on this venture.

As a small statement of solidarity, if you want to help support artists due to perform and their respective independent labels, we have made a list of music that is available for purchase on their bandcamp pages

We are working out our budgets at the moment and aim to pay all the artists cancel fees. If anyone is able is able to help boost the amount we give them you can do so by donating to us via PayPal at 100% of donations will be spread equally between the artists.

As it stands we will be focussing our energy on the 2021 edition of the festival, which will be our 10th year anniversary. The plan is to hopefully reschedule as much of the line-up for the 2020 festival as possible, as well as add some additional projects on top. This of course depends on funding and finances, but our fingers are crossed. We'll keep in touch.

Please look out for and support one another during this difficult time. We all need one another more than ever.

Love and strength,
Alasdair & Fielding – Team Counterflows

Original website still available below
A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow


Delighted to present a live sound diffusion of new unreleased works by French artist JeanMarie Massou, presented by La Belle Brute – a team of artists and recording engineers who work closely in collaboration with Massou.

Jean-Marie Massou will soon be turning 70 and lives completely alone, secluded in the middle of the Bouriane Forest in the South of France. During his time there (over 30 years) he has recorded a series of vocal sketches, field recordings, loops and montages made during his daily routine; singing into empty water wells, rolling massive rocks into underground tunnels, humming over the radio or simply recollecting his thoughts on tape. His first set of sketches were compiled on the stunning SODOROME 1 (released in 2016) and it has been on heavy rotation in Counterflows HQ ever since.

We are over the moon to present Massou’s beautifully personal and distinctive works in the UK for the first time. Alongside the diffusion of his unreleased works there will be a screening of the film on Massou (“Le Plein Pays”) and a discussion on his work by the La Belle Brute Crew.