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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
RP Boo – a.k.a. Kavain Space – is cited as one of the originators of Footwork, the fast, repetitive, rhythmically syncopated music, born direct from the ‘footwork’ dance style and the ashes of the late 80’s/early 90’s Chicago house scene.
Rising to prominence in 2010 with the release of the Bangs & Works compilation on Planet Mu, the Chicago-based artist has been on the forefront of the footwork sound since its inception, with early singles like “Baby Come On” in 1997 turning into regional hits way before the genre become widely known. Inspiring countless producers like DJ Spinn, the late DJ Rashad and more recent experimentalists such as Jlin, RP Boo’s signature sound is rooted in footwork’s most vital principles while pushing continually into unknown territory.
We are delighted to welcome RP Boo to Scotland for the first time for a DJ set, as well as a trio performance with Seymour Wright and Paul Abbott.