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2 – 12 August, 2018

Festival 2018,  is the fabulous cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Glasgow and areas hosting sport across Scotland will feature live music, circus, dance, theatre, visual art and much more at city-centre venues and in communities, bringing a carnival atmosphere to the 11 days of sporting action.

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The Great Big Opening Party Wednesday 1 August, 2018

festival 2018 the great big opening party

Launch at spectacular setting of George Square to welcome the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and our friends from across Europe to the beating heart of the city.

FEATURING: Nina Nesbitt The Ayoub Sisters SACRED PAWS C Duncan and Elephant Sessions plus fireworks, special guest appearances and more!

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Cryptic Sonica in Glasgow 2018 – Portal, Pivot and Visaurihelix


kicks off in Aug & we’re hosting two FREE events in George Square. On Mon 6 catch  & the Copper Cats and from 6pm. On Wed 8 the Jazz Festival All Stars host an interactive children’s concert giving an insight into the history of jazz

Times Launch Party

16:00 – Roaming acts 17:45 – the Main Stage is live! 18:00 – 18:45 – 19:30 – 20:15 – Opening Moment w. 21:00 – 21:45  22:15 – Fireworks! 🎉

Festival 2018 Closing Concert in partnership with Celtic Connection – 12 August

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George Square

Free Event

festival 2018 closing party

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European Championships – 2 – 12 August, 2018

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Tickets for Glasgow 2018 are on sale now. Don’t miss your chance to be part of history at the first ever European Championships from 2 – 12 August 2018.

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Open daily throughout the Championships. Download your Venue Spectator Guide

Glasgow’s iconic George Square will be the beating heart of Festival 2018 during the 2018 European Championships, creating a carnival atmosphere through a spectacular line up that will delight all ages and put Glasgow and Scotland’s renowned creativity in the spotlight.

GO Live at the Green

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Find out more at Festival 2018 at GO LIVE! and Big Top at GO LIVE!

The Kitchen Garden

Bring your appetite to the Kitchen Garden Food Village, bringing together a blend of fresh, local delicacies, live cooking demonstrations from top Scottish chefs, tasting sessions and healthy eating guidance.

This must-visit attraction will offer tasty foods from a range of the finest Scottish producers, as well as a variety of free drop in daily cooking demos for delicious healthy meal time inspiration.

Find out more at The Kitchen Garden.

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Merchant City Festival 2018
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