The Merchant City Fringe, 4 – 7 August, 2016 High Street, Glasgow

blue chair merchant city fringe

blue chair merchant city fringe

The Merchant City Fringe

4 – 7 August, 2016

High Street, Glasgow

The Blue Chair & McChuills present, in association with Fail Better and STFU, The Merchant City Fringe -a gloriously noisy celebration of creativity and everything underground and awesome in Glasgow.

The MERCHANT CITY FRINGE is a celebration of places deemed ‘too far away’ to be considered for the Merchant City Festival (even though we are talking a few yards away). Conspiracy theorists are claiming it’s because High Street ain’t hip enough and their beer is not dear enough so this year the Merchant City Fringe is BORN and piggybacking off the main festivals success with a host of events across THE BLUE CHAIR and MCCHUILLS…

2 venues, 3 days, 1 parastic festival attaching itself to a corporate behomoth in the spirit of community and art and music and poetry and having a good craic.

alt-folk! punk-punk! post-punk! hip-hop! spoken word! Chill-out DJs! Lip Sync battles! market stalls! Clowning! A poetry workshop for children! And loads of other tasty treats!

McChuill’s Stage

Free entry all weekend




Bobble Hats
Facebook Page Bobbie Hats


The Girobabies
On YouTube
with support from the articulated rage of

The Minority Rule
On YouTube


An afternoon of Fail Better featuring…

C Smith
Danni Glover

and headliner Velveteen Riot
—with market stalls filling the pub—
then later on for the evening shift it’s
an EP launch from Fibonacci
On YouTube


It’s a 2.15 kick off for the
Hearts v Celtic
followed up by resident noise seducer
Thistle Stew

‘So much good stuff that there is just too much to list. Plus, you know, we’re still not entirely sure what else there will be because this is a LIVING THING BEYOND OUR CONTROL!!!!’

and if that’s not enough, get round the corner to THE JUNKYARD FREE FESTIVAL

The Junkyard Festival, July 29th – 7 August, 2016 Merchant City
Soundwaves Anthology Launch 26 July, 2016 Tron Theatre

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