Merchant City Festival, Saturday 25 July – Sunday 2 August 2015

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merchant city festival 2015

Merchant City Festival

Glasgow Saturday 25 July – Sunday 2 August 2015

Nine days filled with free events in Glasgow’s cultural quarter including street arts, dance, live music, markets, fashion and design, comedy, family events, tours, heritage walks, talks, food and drink and much more.​

A vibrant, eclectic and exciting celebration with a fantastic programme of events including:

    Outdoor Performance and Street Art
    Food and Drink
    Live Music
    Dance and Circus
    Visual Arts
    Gaelic Arts

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Highlights include:

Fragile *World Premiere*

A new work by Motionhouse, Conflux, Merchant City Festival and Gulbenkian and the University of Kent which will involve performers interacting with three JCBs. Fragile is a brand new, large-scale street performance​ involving world-class performers from Motionhouse, one of the UK’s foremost dance theatre companies, as well as up to 25 local emerging performers, and will be directed by Kevin Finnan MBE, who was Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


Lots of events for children Monday 27 – Friday 31 July in Merchant Square.


At the Main Brunswick Stage and the ever popular Blackfriars Stage will be back featuring a line up of fantastic bands. Brunswick Street Live will incorporate a screen and licenced area in a large marquee. The Merchant Square Emerging ​Talent Stage will also present an exciting line up of new bands.


The 6th SURGE festival will feature an array of street theatre.

See the full programme

The Beat It Ball (in aid of The Beatson) Friday 24 July, 2015
Sheets of Summer, 13th Note 24 – 26 July, 2015

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