Glasgow West End Festival



West End Festival

Glasgow West End Festival

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The Glasgow West End Festival is one of the West End’s cultural highlights (and has been since 1996). An independent event led by director Michael Dale involving music, theatre, dance, comedy, walks and talks. Local individuals and groups also produce  their own unique community events.

The programme includes over 400 events in some 80 venues across the west end of Glasgow, with events ranging from music and theatre, to walks, talks and community galas.

This year the festival will run from Friday 31st May to Sunday 30th June, 2013

Launch dates announced:


Sunday 2nd June – now in 9th year

The Gibson Street Gala is now a well established and integral part of the West End Festival. This will be the 9th year of the Gala. As usual we aim to please with great live music, stalls, children’s entertainment, art & design. Closing the road to traffic for one afternoon each year brings a very special family friendly feel to this popular neighbourhood.

Mardi Gras Parade

festparade2010sml9457-6795Sunday 9th June, 2013 on Byres Road

Parade Day attracts up to 80,000 revellers to the streets and this will be the first time the Festival has had sufficient funding to close Byres Road for the Parade since 2008.  Its return to the heart of the west end is predicted to attract record visitor numbers.

By popular demand now back on Byres Road.


Further highlights

liz lochheadLiz Lochhead

part of Glasgow West End Festival

Wednesday 12 June


Headlining our new Literary Lates series at the Cottier Theatre, The West End Festival is delighted to present:

A unique late night cabaret event with The Scots’ Makar – Scotland’s National Poet – Liz Lochhead. In the special atmosphere of the intimate Cottier Theatre, Liz will perform a selection of her poetry, character monologues and funny writing pieces laced with a bitter-sweet edge. An unmissable festival highlight!

Tickets £7

Available from the Cottier box office.

Cottier Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland Street Glasgow, G11 5PX

0141 357 4000

Venue link


See more Literary Lates at Cottiers – including Free Events


great gatsbyThe Gatsby Club presents: ‘The Great Gatsby’ at the West End Festival

Glasgow University Union, University Ave G12

Saturday June 08, 2013 7:30 PM

Doors are at 7:30pm with the show starting promptly at 8:30pm. Make sure to arrive in plenty of time.

Student/Concession £12.00 (£13.21 w/service fee)
General £14.00 (£15.28 w/service fee)
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The Gatsby Club presents: ‘The Great Gatsby’ at the West End Festival
Scotland’s largest 1920’s themed cabaret and club night returns as part of the West End Festival with an evening to celebrate the release of Baz Luhrmann’s movie adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’.


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Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow – West End Festival Programme

31 May – 30 June

Once again the Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, is taking part in Glasgow’s popular West End Festival! 31 May-30 June 2013.

Free short fun sessions

Please let us know you are coming by calling 0141 330 1860 (Mon-Fri 10.00-16.30) or email

Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, St Andrew’s Building, 11 Eldon St, G3 6NH.

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