Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2023
Glasgow gets major new festival with launch of The Reeling
Summertime celebration of Scottish music at Rouken Glen Park
The park will burst to life with traditional Scottish and roots music from some of the country’s most exciting artists for what will be the biggest single weekend of traditional music in Scotland’s Central Belt.
Rouken Glen Park credit image East Renfrewshire Council
The Reeling is the brainchild of Glasgow-based music promoter Michael Pellegrotti, who is one of the co-directors behind the incredibly successful Skye Live Festival.
This new 5,000-capacity festival in Glasgow’s south side, which will be a celebration of Scottish culture, creativity and community, has made a strong commitment to deliver a first-class, professionally-run visitor experience for audiences from the get go, as well as putting a laser focus on sustainability, championing a fair working environment for event staff, and committing to a gender-balanced line up from its first year.
See the Line Up
Both day and weekend tickets will be available via an exclusive pre-sale to The Reeling mailing list subscribers from 9am on Friday 10 February, with tickets on general sale from 9am on Saturday 11 February. Book tickets
Weekend tickets will be available at an exclusive price until 9 March. Sign up at thereeling.com
Rouken Glen Park
As well as a performance-packed outdoor main stage, the tree-lined Rouken Glen Park site will be home to some unique dining experiences and other activities that will make The Reeling a truly memorable summer day out for music fans of all ages.
The Reeling Festival Director Michael Pellegrotti said: “Despite being home to so many fantastic roots musicians, Glasgow has been longing for a summertime celebration of Scottish traditional and folk music. We believe it’s time to change that – The Reeling is just the event that the city has been crying out for.
“Our aim with The Reeling is to foster a feeling of community and creativity in everything we do. We want to create a unique wee escape in the heart of Glasgow and deliver an event that allows everyone to get together, have a great time outdoors in the summer and soak up music from some of our favourite Scottish artists. It’s also incredibly important to us that we support Scotland’s indigenous languages with a strong presence of Scots and Gaelic.
“I’m proud to have an incredibly talented and experienced team behind the scenes who will help make this the very best festival to attend. We can’t wait to welcome trad and Scottish music fans from across Glasgow and beyond for a right good reel at Rouken Glen this June.”
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