Announcement

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 counterflowsfundraising@gmail.com. 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

Ai Aso / Ela Orleans + Maja Borg / The Space Lady

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19:00 The Space Lady / 19:40 Ela Orleans + Maja Borg / 20:30 Ai Aso

This year’s festival kicks off at Garnet Hill Multicultural Cantre with an amazing bill of brilliantly ethereal pop. Ai Aso’s 2007 release Chamomile Pool is a masterpiece of gentle psychedelic pleasure and intensity. It is great to have her at Counterflows and in Scotland for the first time with her new material. Ela Orleans is one of the most exciting musicians and songwriters around at the moment and for Counterflows she has teamed up with the exquisite film maker Maja Borg to bring a small taste of the beginnings of their collaboration to the festival. The Space Lady’s story is a remarkable tale of commitment to doing your own thing. We are really pleased that her haunting music has resurfaced and that she is again performing. And to have her open Counterflows is absolutely unmissable… also check out Sunday in Queens Park.