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

India Blog Day 10 & 11 – – Fort Kochi & the biggest trees in the world (not really).

So we arrive in Fort Kochi after a twelve hour train ride across south India.

It is lovely arriving in Kerela for my second time as dawn breaks and especially this time with Nakul with us. Nakul is from a small town in Kerela and his broad smile beams as we stare out at the leafy landscape that appears as the glow of the sun begins. After confusion as we have disembarked about where the taxi I booked with the hotel is we just grab an Uber cab and a rickshaw to Hotel 18. The Hotel is smack bang in the middle of Fort Kochi. Rian and Mark comment about the beautiful trees outside the hotel. They are not the biggest trees in the world but are quite big. We have breakfast and head for bed.  That evening we meet Issac Alexander the owner of The Pepper House and Mark and Rian get to see the spaces for the first time. Pepper House is just as I imagined and an amazing place to have our last installation and performance. We have time in Kochi to relax a bit before Farah Mulla arrives from Mumbai and also the folk artists from Kerela join us and we plan the next version of The Algebra of Listening.