11-12-13 mei 2018

Teaser Kokopelli 2018

Still looking for a reason to come to Kokopelli World Festival 2018? Check out this teaser, and relive the best moments of last year. 
After watching the video, go to to buy your tickets because they are selling out fast!

International Women's Day

With Kokopelli we present you every year an excellent line-up that contains diversity. In the context of International Women's Day, we would like to introduce Gato Preto to you. Gato Preto is a duo with roots in Mozambique, Ghana and Portugal. Singer Gata Misteriosa grew up in the Portuguese club- and nightlife and will take care of a post-apocalyptic whirlpool of sweaty beats and explosive punkattitude at Kokopelli World Festival 2018.

In addition, we also support Lioness, a new event in kortrijk that gives upcoming female talent from different art a stage this saturday.

Kokopelli 2018 playlist

Chase the winter blues away, bring the summer in your house with our playlist and discover the artists who are going to be at Kokopelli World Festival 2018!

Valentine's Day... Kokopelli is not only the god of music but also the god of love

Kokopelli is not only the god of music but also the god of love. We therefore combine our love for music with love and attention to our fellow man.

Only 100 days left till Kokopelli Festival 2018!

Kokopelli supports new events: Lioness

Kokopelli supports new events: Lioness is a brand-new event on Saturday 10th of Marchn two days after the International Woman's day. Lioness puts women in the picture. Not only already known female talent gets a place, but also up and coming female artists get a place onstage.

Lioness offers stages to different art disciplines, from dance and music to visual arts. Throughout the day there will be an ongoing exhibition, and there are various dance and music performances.
In addition, you'll be invited on Lioness as a visitor to actively participate. There are various workshops as well as a market with homemade stuff.

Lioness is an event for everyone! You're welcome!

Participating Artists are announced at in addition, you can also find more info at

The new programming: Global Sounds?!

‘The New Programming: Global Sounds?!’  This was the name of a new network- and information event about festival programming on sunday 14th of Januari in the AB (Ancienne Belgique). Kokopelli sent some of our line-up responsibles to this event, so we can keep up with the latest trends and news in the festival world.

The title of the event covers a lot, so here is a small summary of the topics that where discussed:

  • ‘The New Programming’: In search of diversity, interraciality, transgender-issues, more women on stage, connections with cities, new collaborationplatforms, participation and global sounds.
  • Global Sounds: another hip and trendy slogan, or the key to attract a more divers public? What are Global Sounds? And does a African band attracts an African public by default? P
  • alweer een modewoord of nét de sleutel om een diverser publiek aan te trekken? En wat zijn Global Sounds eigenlijk? En trekt een Afrikaanse band per definitie een Afrikaans publiek? Programmers wrestle with these issues and sometimes make radical choises or lose course.  For those who open the gate, it is an adventurous trip. By trial and error. It is an introduction to new actors in the field, new partners and a search for new audiences.

Keynotes are also a habit on informationdays, this one was given by Kurt Overbergh (Artistic Director AB). Mr. Overbergh explained his artistic voyage of discovery, the new artistic course that the AB is sailing in recent years and the obstacles that he encounters.

In addition, there was also time to make contact with colleagues and to exchange experiences and information.

More information about the information day can be found on the AB website:

You can find Kokopelli at Womex '17

From Wednesday 25 October, the biggest world music exhibition will take place in Katowice, Poland.

This year there is a delegation of Kokopelli present from Thursday October 26th. We'll be looking for bands for #koko18 and look to meet up with like-minded festivals in order to explore collaboration and new insides on raising awareness.

We are already looking forward to it.

If you want to know more about Womex then you can find it on

"The most important international professional market of world music of every child. This international fair brings brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers ".

UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity

Aftermovie Kokopelli 2017

Relive Kokopelli 2016