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Festivals in Glasgow

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held through the year in Glasgow!

Glasgow Festivals in July

King Tut’s Summer Nights

18 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Summer Nights music festival is back! With the grassroots festival returning for it's tenth year, fans can expect another 7 weeks of the freshest talent Scotland has to offer!

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Pop Mutations Festival

18 Jul 2024 - 21 Jul 2024

The Pop Mutations Festival returns for 2024 over three days in July at Mono, The Flying Duck, The Old Hairdressers, Stereo and The Glad Cafe!

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Merchant City Festival

19 Jul 2024 - 21 Jul 2024

Glasgow's Summer of Events continues with the Merchant City Festival, which will take place from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July!

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Surge Festival

19 Jul 2024 - 21 Jul 2024

The 15th edition of SURGE Festival will once again transform the streets of Glasgow's Merchant City, presenting a wild variety of outdoor acts to ignite your senses and fuel your imagination!

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Alexandra Park Festival Day

20 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Platform's annual family Festival Day at Alexandra Park returns for 2024 on Saturday 20th July with live music, food & market stalls, kids activities and much more!

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WOD On The Loch

20 Jul 2024 - 21 Jul 2024

WOD on the Loch promises two days of food, drink and functional fitness all with the most amazing backdrop with some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer right on the shores of Loch Lomond!

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Summer Nights at the Bandstand

23 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a ninth year with 12 nights of live music from Gabrielle, Bananarama, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more!

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Glasgow Independent Games Festival

24 Jul 2024 - 24 Jul 2024

The Glasgow Independent Games Festival is a celebration of indie games, showcasing the most interesting, the weirdest, the most moving and unconventional games from Scotland and around the world!

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ButeFest

26 Jul 2024 - 28 Jul 2024

ButeFest, the much-loved boutique west coast music festival, returns this summer bringing live pop and folk music to the island from Friday 26th - Sunday 38th July!

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The Bridge Family Festival

27 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Come along and join in the summer festivities when the big Family Festival returns to The Bridge, Easterhouse on Saturday 27th July!

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TRNSMT Festival

11 Jul 2025 - 13 Jul 2025

TRNSMT will return to Glasgow Green for its 8th year between the 11th and 13th July 2025, bringing its massive energy to the city once again!

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Glasgow Festivals in August

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

01 Aug 2024 - 11 Aug 2024

The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2024 returns for its 8th year, celebrating creativity, solidarity, and liberation, from Thursday 1st August to Sunday 11th August!

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A Bowlie Event, Belle & Sebastian Present The Glasgow Weekender

02 Aug 2024 - 03 Aug 2024

Seminal Scottish indie-pop group Belle and Sebastian head to SWG3 Galvanizers Yard on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August, for 'The Glasgow Weekender'!

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Core.

02 Aug 2024 - 04 Aug 2024

Core. Scotland's newest festival dedicated to heavy music, returns for 2024 taking place across several venues in Glasgow's West End between the 2nd and 4th August!

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M4 Festival

03 Aug 2024 - 03 Aug 2024

M4 Festival is a one-day live music event, bringing together hip hop, rap, grime, R&B, afro beat and acoustic artists to celebrate Scotland’s diverse, genre-spanning music scene!

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Sole Bloc Sneaker & Lifestyle Festival

04 Aug 2024 - 04 Aug 2024

The Sole Bloc Sneaker & Lifestyle Festival returns with a bang to SWG3 Glasgow on Sunday 4th August!

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Piping Live!

10 Aug 2024 - 18 Aug 2024

Piping Live!, Glasgow's International Piping Festival, will return for its 21st edition this summer with an eclectic calendar of events from Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th August!

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The Gin & Rum Festival

16 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is returning to Glasgow! If you're thirsty for knowledge or just want to party the night away, the Gin & Rum Festival at The Briggait is for you!

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Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

31 Aug 2024 - 01 Sep 2024

The annual Kirkintilloch Canal Festival promises a fantastic mix of family fun, live music, fireworks, family fun and boat trips – culminating on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September!

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Glasgow Festivals in September

Indie Beer Scotland

06 Sep 2024 - 07 Sep 2024

Scotland's biggest independent craft beer festival featuring fresh cask beers and craft keg, plus cider & spirits from Scotland's best independent producers is returning to Glasgow in September!

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Clydebuilt Festival

07 Sep 2024 - 08 Sep 2024

Back for 2024, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and on the Clyde on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September!

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Doors Open Days

07 Sep 2024 - 28 Sep 2024

Doors Open Days, Scotland's largest festival of places, history and culture, will return for its 35th year in September 2024!

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The Scottish Rum Festival

07 Sep 2024 - 07 Sep 2024

Whether you're a rum newcomer or seasoned connoisseur, the Scottish Rum Festival being held at SWG3 Glasgow on Saturday 7th September, is this year's unmissable drinks event.

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FoxFest - The East End Beer Festival

20 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024

On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September, Foxley Bowling Club will be hosting FoxFest... their brilliant annual beer festival in the East End of Glasgow!

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Lomond & Clyde Whisky Festival

21 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024

The Lomond & Clyde Whisky Festival will bring a cultural journey of National and Local independent, blended and Single Malt Whisky to Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in September!

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Big Feed In The Park

28 Sep 2024 - 29 Sep 2024

The Big Feed and Melting Pot are teaming up for another street party which will see them takeover Kelvin Way and the Kelvingrove Bandstand on the September Weekend!

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Glasgow Festivals in October

Tenement Trail

12 Oct 2024 - 12 Oct 2024

Scotland's Tenement Trail is THE music lover's festival, boasting the best emerging talent plus much-loved artists and will return on Saturday 12th October!

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Sword of Damocles Festival

19 Oct 2024 - 19 Oct 2024

Sword of Damocles is a one-day heavy rock festival bringing seven of the finest alternative rock acts to The Classic Grand on Saturday 19th October!

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The Gin To My Tonic Craft Spirit Show: The Ultimate Gin, Rum & Vodka Festival

25 Oct 2024 - 27 Oct 2024

The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate Gin, Rum & Vodka Festival with unlimited tasting samples, is returning to the SEC Glasgow between the 25th and 27th of October!

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Nordic Music Days

30 Oct 2024 - 03 Nov 2024

One of the world's oldest celebrations of contemporary classical music and sound, Nordic Music Days takes place in Scotland for the first time in its 136-year history!

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Glasgow Festivals in November

Trancefest

16 Nov 2024 - 16 Nov 2024

Trancefest 2024 heads to SWG3 Glasgow, to take over the Galvanizers and TV Studio for an epic party on Saturday 16th November!

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Glasgow Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

17 Nov 2024 - 17 Nov 2024

Glasgow Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival is being held in the stunning surroundings of Oran Mor on Sunday 17th November!

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Glasgow Festivals in December

Glasgow Festivals in January

Scottish National Whisky Festival

25 Jan 2025 - 25 Jan 2025

Take a deep dive into the modern world of spirits and live music with the Scottish National Whisky Festival at SWG3 Glasgow - the definitive whisky and cultural experience!

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Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

12 Mar 2025 - 30 Mar 2025

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival returns in March 2025 featuring spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!

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Country 2 Country

14 Mar 2025 - 16 Mar 2025

Country To Country, the UK & Ireland's largest contemporary country music festival will return to the OVO Hydro Glasgow between the 14th & 16th March!

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Glasgow Festivals in May

Glasgow Festivals in June

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