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

Rabih Beaini

Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis is a lone voice in electronic music. Few dis thread as challenging and intriguing sounds together, where dark wave, Lebanese folk music, krautrock, Saharan blues, odd-ball disco and techno all sit together in dizzying harmony. I caught Rabih doing a live set at The Laundry in Hackney last year when he supported the Fire Orchestra and what struck me, other than the sheer brilliance of his set, was how much fun it was – a very Counterflows mixture of sounds. So it is really exciting to have him here in Glasgow for the first time. His own Morphine label (home to the likes of Hieroglyphic Being, Charles Cohen & Madteo) is just as sonically unpredictable, so too his own cultured remixes and stunning long players. Unfamiliar and unmissable, the Lebanese artist’s productions sound as live and alive as anything he does in the club, truly making him in a class of one.

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