Festival Fever For All The Family With GlasgowLiving
Its not over yet Glasgow, with at least another two days of sporadic sunshine guaranteed between today and September. Make the most of it and head along to one of these festivals and events. Some of them you’ll even be able to bring the family along (If you choose.)
GlasgowLiving presents to you a little bit of summer festival fever.
King Tut’s Summer Nights (16th July – 30th July)
From Thurs 16th July until Thurs 30th July King Tut’s will be providing Glasgow with a spectacular two weeks of live music from the biggest and best upcoming bands ready to burst into the music scene. Have a look on King Tut’s website for listings and dates. Over 18s only.
Worm Charming Championships @ Kelvingrove Park (19th July)
Glasgow it seems is more than football, music and bad weather. Sunday 19th July bears witness to a bizarre yet rather endearing championship. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Kelvingrove Park welcomes the Worm Charming Championships. 30 minutes to charm worms out of the earth using anything from sweet talking to musical instruments. No digging allowed.
Merchant City Festival (25th July – 2nd Aug)
One of Scotland’s biggest festivals. The Merchant City Festival kicks off next weekend. Providing, music, parades, open air movies, visual arts, comedy shows and everything in between. Now in its fourteeth year. This years promises to be the largest since it began in 2001.
StreetLand Festivals @ Govanhill (1st Aug)
The Southside of Glasgow, once the punchline for many a West Enders guffaws, has seen a slight transformation in the last few years. Bringing with it a sense of pride. Govanhill now has its own celebratory day of Art and Projects, with many citizens in Govanhill volunteering their free time to ensure a brilliant day for everyone. Pop along and show your support for a worthy cause.
STREETrave StreetParty @ SWG3 (2nd Aug)
STREETrave brings its unique all day celebration to SWG3 and out onto the accompanying street for a party atmosphere hard pressed to find anywhere else in Scotland, especially in Glasgow. Expect an all day festival atmosphere in and around SWG3 with some absolute legends of the scene performing to an adoring crowd.
Magners Summer Nights (6th Aug – 8th Aug & 13th Aug – 15th Aug)
The rejuvenated Kelvingrove Bandstand goes from strength to strength. Following on from last years inaugural Summer Nights. The 6 day festival returns with performances ranging from King Creosote, Superstar, Ben Folds, home favourites Glasvegas to Liverpudlian legends Echo and the Bunnymen. Reunited Libertines frontman Carl Barat will also be appearing on Glasvegas’ billing.
MugStock @ Milngavie (7th Aug – 9th Aug)
A truly family orientated festival in Milngavie, with as much focus on the music as there is on family activities, boutiques, food & drink stalls exhibitions from Glasgow’s Science Centre and also live theatre and everything else you can imagine. One of Scotland’s newest most unique festivals.
Electric Honey Sessions @ Kelvingrove Bandstand (9th Aug)
Another excellent star performer appearing at the Kelvingrove Bandstand as We Were Promised Jetpacks, Scottish favourites Fatherson and more are set to perform at the Magners Electric Honey Sessions on 9th Aug. If you’re lucky you could still grab a discounted £14 ticket.
World Pipe Band Championships (14th Aug – 15th Aug)
The largest pipe band championships in the world is once again held at Glasgow Green. Recognised as the largest of its kind worldwide pipe band teams compete to be crowned the worlds greatest pipe band. Last year more than 230 teams competed in front of an attendance of more than 30,000. Expect this year’s event to be even more incredible.
Glasgow Summer Sessions @ Bellahouston Park (29th Aug – 30th Aug)
Bellahouston Park welcomes two of the biggest music stars in the world to Bellahouston Park (and they’re only blimmin home grown.)
Paolo Nutini and the following night Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding and John Newman will be playing to the huge Bellahouston crowd come the end of August. Not to be missed.