Surge Festival

Surge presents a bounty of outlandish and spectacular street theatre, unleashed on the public throughout the Merchant City Festival weekend!

Surge Festival

About Surge Festival

This year’s annual SURGE festival brings together new work from all four nations and cutting-edge international performances to the streets of Glasgow, bringing them to life in ways never seen before.

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