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Introducing Festival 2014


Just as the Games bring the Commonwealth’s best athletes into the Host City, Festival 2014 will fill Glasgow with exciting entertainment and culture from Scotland and around the world.

Whether you want to catch a world premiere performance, have a go at sports and arts activities or kick back and watch the biggest sporting events on giant screens, you are invited to the party at Festival 2014.

Glasgow’s venues, parks and streets will be packed with entertainment and culture from 19 July – 3 August. At the heart of the festival will be four key venues: Glasgow Green Live Zone, Merchant City Festival, Kelvingrove Bandstand and BBC at the Quay. Download today's Festival highlights.

Glasgow Green Live Zone will host a huge free festival from 24 July – 3 August, unlike anything the city has seen before. The main stage will feature the best music from Scotland and the Commonwealth, from rock and pop to jazz, classical, hip hop and traditional.

Elsewhere, the park will be buzzing with fun family activities – including creative workshops, sporting challenges and hands-on science experiments. We’ll have stand-up comedy both for kids and grown ups, dance, puppets, theatre, delicious food and local craft beers. Plus the Green will have one of the biggest screens in the city, so you can come and cheer on your favourite athletes with thousands of other fans.

Merchant City Festival will be bigger than ever. Its inimitable mix of street performance, outdoor music stages, quirky shows and international markets will fill the streets from 24 July – 3 August.

In the west of the city, grab the chance to see a show at the much-loved Kelvingrove Bandstand. The historic venue has just reopened following its £1.8m refurbishment.

BBC at the Quay is an exciting pop up festival, running from 19 July – 3 August outside BBC Scotland’s headquarters at Pacific Quay. It will host a variety of BBC networks, plus comedy, sport and music.

Please check the the Festival Guide for further information. 

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