Counterflows 2022

General Information

Counterflows Festival 2022 emerges from the darkness of the last couple of years, refreshed and excited by the idea of live music. We are ready to gather and be stimulated by ideas; to engage with an elixir of marginal and experimental sounds from Scotland and around the world. Join us for a programme of live music, discussions, club nights and hanging out, spread across 4 days in some of Glasgow’s most interesting venues.

Counterflows Festival 2022 takes place across various venues in Glasgow. For this year we are aiming to keep the venues fairly central, or a short walking distance from the city centre.

Each venue will be a short walking distance from each other. We’ve scheduled the festival to ensure there’s no programming clashes, and plenty of time to move from one space to another. We also take account of breaks for you to grab some food.


I can’t make the festival anymore. Can I get a refund?

We are offering free refunds for upto 2 days before the festival (final day: the 29th of March). If you would like a refund contact us at

Where do i pick up festival passes, day passes & event tickets?

Tickets and passes are available to pick up at the doors of the first event you attend

Are events for over 18s?

Afraid that for the evening events at Glue Factory, Civic House and The Ferry are 18s only, but all other events are all ages. Anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

What is the access like for the festival?

You can read our access details here.

Can I purchase tickets on the door for events?

If there are any tickets left we will have tickets available on the door, yes. But we strongly recommend purchasing in advance…

Where do I grab food at the festival?

Due to coronavirus we decided to not to do any catering at the festival and instead leave it upto audiences to sort out food themselves. We’ve left breaks in the programme that should allow you time to grab food and not miss out on anything in the programme.

Here’s a list of places near the festival (within 15-20 mins walk) that we’ve been recommended by locals:

2000’s Mamak (Asian Fusion) 67 Cambridge St, G3 6QX
Café D’Jaconelli (Classic daytime greasy spoon) 570 Maryhill Rd, G20 7EE
Chinatown Restaurant, 42 New City Rd, G4 9JT
Kaka Lok (Chinese) 175 St George’s Rd, G3 6JD
Non Viet (Vietnamese) 536 Sauchiehall St, G2 3LX
Puti Vegan Cafe (Pan-Asian) 65 Cambridge St, G3 6QX
Raunak Raseeli India, 10 Clarendon St, G20 7QD
Satu Satu (Malaysian) 93-97 St George’s Rd, G3 6JA
Sylvan (Veg/Vegan – a bit more ££) 20 Woodlands Rd, G3 6UR