Friday 3rd June - Sunday 25th June
The West End Festival, Glasgow's most important festival,
Now in its sixteenth year the festival looks to be bigger and better than ever with a tremendous selection of events in venues large and small throughout the West End. It will include, live music, walks, talks, dance, theatre plus many events organised by the local community and, of course, the Mardi Gras Parade and Party in Kelvingrove.
Festival Brochure - PDF to download
The fun kicks off at 12.30pm and ends at 7pm
The parade will got to Kelvingrove Park where there several stages with live music, craft stalls, food, drink with a licensed bar and activities for children of all ages.
Friday 17th June, 2011
The untimely death of Allan Mawn in January this year deprived the west end of one of its most fondly regarded figures. Therefore, the West End Festival is the ideal event at which to remember the Hardgate-born restaurateur and music lover. In an intimate acoustic setting some of Glasgow's finest musical talent of the past three decades, as well as emerging names, will be paying tribute to Allan in the way he would have liked best, with wine and song.
All proceeds to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and the British Heart Foundation. Venue:?West of Scotland Cricket Club, 40 Peel Street, Glasgow, G11 5LU
Ticket info:?Limited to 100, available from Velvet Elvis or The Criterion Cafe, 566-568 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow. Also email to purchase via pay pal
Kelvingrove Park - Free and for all the family
Double the fun this year as for the first time the multicultural family festival runs over two days as it celebrates its 21st birthday.
Based on the traditions of the Indian Sub-continent the festival offers abulous music, food, stalls, Chhau Dancers, Bhangra Bands, Hindi Pop and Bollywood - entertainment for all.
Set up in 1990 when Glasgow was European City of Culture, the Mela has grown into a wonderful, colourful outdoor extravaganza with over 50,000 people attending.
12.00 - 9.00 p.m. - Free
Roy Beers points to some of this year's West End Festival highlights and reminds us that it's not just all about the Mardi Gras Parade and Party. Although that is a major attraction.
Thursday, June 23 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Captain's Rest
185 Great Western Rd
Glasgow, G4 9EB
Saturday 25th June 2011, 7pm,£12
"Softly softly" is not a maxim that King King are familiar with. Since surging into life less than twelve months ago they have barely stopped for breath, and their electrifying sound and scorching live shows have generated more of a thunderous roar than a buzz.
Fronted by charismatic bluesman Alan Nimmo, their exhilarating debut at last year's Monaghan Blues Festival created such a stir that it prompted organizer Somhairle MacConghail to state: "King King aren't just playing the festival. Word is that King King ARE the festival". kingkingblues myspace
Modern urban folk trio from Glasgow, recently released well received debut single 'just how you designed' with follow up due in June 2011"
"The new coming lady of Scottish acoustic mellowness is this East Kilbride 19-year-old" - the Scotsman - has just supported Glasvegas on a 9 date UK tour.More gigs at OranMor and Cottiers during the West End Festival Festival Brochure to download