Thanks and massive love from Counterflows HQ

We are astounded and so thankful to everyone who played, attended and was involved with Counterflows Festival this year. Every year we sit and ponder how we could make the festival better; broader; more diverse; more inclusive – but somehow it all unfolds naturally – built in an environment where audience’s communal warmth, enthusiasm, laughter, dancing and occasional tears meet the most the amazing performances. Thank you to everyone for creating the best possible space for the music to breath and be shared in.

It’s also important to thank all the people behind the scenes who make it possible: Clare, Silja & Alice for keeping everything running super-smooth; Katie, Angus & Tim for making the whole thing sound wicked; Oli Pitt for the constantly killer artwork; Tara & Gavin for their hard work on the website/online; Joel, Gerry, Emma & Sarah for looking after the artists so well; Glasgow Supper Club for the delicious audience food on Thursday/Sunday; all the supportive venues/spaces, and of course our lovely team of volunteers. We also need to thank our funders: Creative Scotland, PRS for Music, Goethe-Institut Glasgow & British Council – who without the festival would not be possible. For those who missed the festival or would like to relive it, here’s are Dawid Laskowski took photos throughout the weekend:

Subcity Radio did a lovely interview series with artists:

Plus BBC Hear & Now will present a Counterflows special with recordings and interviews from the first night of the festival.

Thanks and massive love from Counterflows HQ. Here’s to Counterflows 2020!

Alasdair & Fielding x