With their 2020 festival now postponed till 2021 Kelburn Garden Party, always one of the highlights of the festival season, have created Kelburn House Party, a stay at home experience that celebrates our shared festival culture in lockdown.
On the 4th July The Kelburn Garden Party would have been in full swing. One of Scotland’s best loved festivals should have been seeing around 1,500 crew and artists entertaining a capacity audience of 4,500 people with a heady mix of live music, DJ sets, family activities, and adventure around the stunning Kelburn Estate.
Kelburn House Party will be streamed via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube (links at the bottom of the page) and will feature a curated programme of acts that were scheduled to play this year, as well as archive footage and memories from past Kelburn Garden Party events.
Kelburn has asked their followers to join the #kelburncamper challenge – set up camp in their gardens or living rooms, get out their festival clothes, and tune in to the entertainment on offer. The challenge has generated a lot of excitement already, with many people vowing to set up camp, build blanket forts and celebrate the festival culture we are all missing this summer.
Artists performing at the event include Glasgow experimental synth-dance duo FREE LOVE, Uganda’s pre-eminent DJ Kampire, drum’n’bass legend Aphrodite, disco deviant Marcel Vogel, head honcho of Lumberjacks in Hell, and fast rising DJ team Lezzer Quest. Other Scottish artists joining in incliude Vixen Sound & Tom Spirals, Fat Suit, Kapil Sheshasayee and Maranta. There will also be cabaret curated by The Creative Martyrs and live street art from Too Much Fun Club.
In an effort to help out the many artists and crew who are making the Kelburn House Party a reality, the team have launched a fundraiser to help cover costs and pay something where we can. In a summer where almost all seasonal work for those involved in the festival and music scene has been obliterated, Kelburn is striving to give something back to those who make the magic happen each year. The fundraiser can be accessed here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/KHP2020.