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

Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force

ndaggarhythmforce

Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force is a collaboration between a group of Senegalese musicians and Berlin dub-techno legend Mark Ernestus (Basic Channel / Rhythm & Sound), birthed from a series of sizzling sessions in the city of Dakar. Despite the musical, geographical, political and social divisions that exist between them, they make a strikingly autonomous sound; fusing elements of Senegalese Mbalax percussion, Jamaican dub and Berlin minimalism to shake out grooves that are truly out of this world.

In a live setting the group feature singer/MC Mbene Diatta Seck, talking drum master Modou Mbaye, dancer Fatou Wore Mboupsabar, drummer Bada Seck and guitar player Assane “Ndoye” Cisse, as well some young hotshots from the Dakar scene. We’re so delighted to welcome this group to the UK for the first time as part of Counterflows.