Counterflows 2023
April 6–9

Counterflows Festival is back again and can’t wait to welcome you all to Glasgow for four days of live music from some of the most interesting artists working on the fringes today.

This will be the 11th live iteration of the festival, featuring an international programme of performances, new projects, collaborations and commissions, club nights, hang-outs, discussions and more.


Full Festival Pass

Pay what you can

Pay what you can: anything from £1–49, no questions asked. These tickets are limited & reserved for people who are unwaged or on low income, and cannot afford the full festival price.

Full Festival Pass



Full Festival Pass


By purchasing this you are helping us afford to do pay what you can tickets, allowing people to come to the festival who couldn’t otherwise.


Counterflows is always the same and always different. We try to keep things as accessible and fun as possible, with no headliners, affordable tickets (with pay what you can option), venues spread out within comfortable walking distance of one another, no scheduling clashes, breaks during the day for food and chilling out. We’re a festival about music and bringing people together. We’re a festival that opens up possibilities.

Hold tight for our full programme announcement in early 2023.

When will the festival line-up be announced?
We’ll announce the full line-up in early February, 2023.

Will day passes and individual passes be available?
They will, yes, around the middle-to-end of February 2023. If you want to go for the full 4 days we recommend you purchase a full weekend pass though.

Where will the festival be based?
Most of the venues for the festival this year will be based around the city centre, with a few scattered a little into the west end. If you are coming to the festival we recommend getting accommodation near the city centre. The full festival is walkable on foot, with venues situated closely within each other.

What is access for the festival like?
The full festival will be wheelchair accessible. The full access details for each venue will be announced in February 2023. We also do 2-for-1 tickets for audience members who require a carer to join them. After you have purchased a ticket, message us on to reserve your free 2nd ticket.

Counterflows is supported by:

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