The Encontro Street Band Festival

Now in its second year, The Encontro Street Band Festival is a spectacular weekend-long celebration of street band music!

The Encontro Street Band Festival

About The Encontro Street Band Festival

Bringing 25 UK and international bands to the streets of Glasgow, the festival boasts a packed programme – including 2 days of captivating pop up outdoor performances in and around the Merchant City.

Featuring all flavours of street drumming, carnival brass, marching band, New Orleans jazz, Afro-Brazilian percussion, straight up samba and more – plus extravagant costumes, awesome dancers, artistic collaborations and massed youth bands – the festival brings the spirit of hot dusty streets at carnival time right into the heart of Glasgow!

Afon Sistema (Bristol), Baybeat Street Band (Morecambe), BEATnDRUM (Belfast). Blast Furness (Ulverston), Bloco Fogo (Kent), Brass Gumbo (Edinburgh), Brass, Aye? (Glasgow), Ilu Axé (Bristol), Juba do Leão (Manchester), Katumba (Liverpool), Paraiso School of Samba (London), Pulse of the Place (Edinburgh), Reel Brass (Edinburgh), Rhythms of the City (London), Sâlt (UK/Netherlands), SambaYaBamba (Glasgow), SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band (Glasgow), Sankofa Beats (Edinburgh), The Edinburgh Samba School, The Skiband (West Yorkshire), União das Ilhas(UK & Ireland), VelotroniX (Brussels) plus an international youth collaboration and Oi Musica Massed Band special!

More details on timings & location soon...

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