Article Source: UEFA EURO 2020
First Published: 9 June 2021 10:35
Updated: 9 June 2021 10:46
The UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow Fan Zone festival will allow visitors to enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of live entertainment again for 23 days, with everything from contemporary and traditional music, comedy and drag nights to cinema, dance and family entertainment.
The LOS Glasgow partners (Scottish FA, Glasgow Life, Scottish Government, Police Scotland and VisitScotland) are committed to providing a safe and COVID secure environment for Scotland fans and visitors alike to connect with and celebrate the tournament, including all those visiting the Glasgow Green Fan Zone.
Cultural events will take place on days when there are no matches – and the majority of afternoons when there is only an evening match – and will be viewable only from the Food & Beverage Garden area. The Fan Zone will be a largely seated venue, subject to relevant physical distancing requirements and all performances must be booked in advance.
The performances will be ticketed and will be largely free events, except for six selected performances priced at £20 per table, or £10 for an accessible ticket with access to the viewing platform for one person plus a free companion and will be available to book at 10am tomorrow, Thursday 10 June via glasgowfanzone.seetickets.com
Visitors to the Green can expect fantastic performances from some of Scotland’s most exciting musicians. Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite will spin some tunes from his vinyl collection on Sunday 4 July, funk soul act Tom McGuire & The Brassholes will join a bill of emerging talent for a paid-for New Music Night on Thursday 8 July and festival favourites Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 will close the party on the afternoon of Sunday 11 July ahead of the EURO 2020 final.
The programme will give visitors a flavour of some of the city’s most-loved festivals, with a number of special collaborations planned including two evenings of entertainment from Celtic Connections priced at £20 a table, featuring the likes of Tide Lines and Kinnaris Quintet on Thursday 24 June and leading folk band Rura on Friday 9 July.
Wednesday 30 June will see Glasgow Jazz Festival bring exuberant jazz-funk collective Fat-Suit, amongst others, to the stage while Wee Write will pop-up on the Green with big screen storytelling sessions with celebrated children’s authors including Michael Murpurgo and Konnie Huq.
Refugee Festival Scotland will mark World Refugee Day, Sunday 20 June, with an afternoon of special musical and dance performances which explore building bonds of friendship after the pandemic and reconnecting the wide range of communities who have settled in Scotland.
Glasgow Film Festival will present a football-themed movie night on Monday 5 July, showing Gregory’s Girl and Diego Maradona.
On Sunday 4 July, Queens on the Green will see a glittery night celebrating Scottish drag as Drag Race UK stars Lawrence Chaney and Ellie Diamond take to the stage alongside a line-up of local drag acts for one of the chargeable events.
Comedy fans can purchase tickets for Funny at the Fan Zone with Susie McCabe and Soccer FM on Friday 25 June, featuring Ray Bradshaw, Steven Mill, Billy Kirkwood, and more. The laughs will continue with free shows from Big Angie’s Bingo on Friday 2 and Thursday 8 July and stand up and chat from Fred Macaulay and Friends featuring Chris Forbes will be a paid-for event taking place Saturday 10 July.
Dance company THREE60 will also showcase two pieces on Saturday 10 July and a South Asian Arts afternoon on Sunday 27 June will see the premiere of Ekta - a lively mix of music, dance and comedy from Scotland’s South Asian diaspora.
Creative Communities will bring Artists in Residence from the South, North East and North West of Glasgow to the Green across the tournament in celebration of local communities. Expect performances from video and performance artist Donna Rutherford, string quartet Nevis Ensemble, Ando Glaso amongst others.
Families will also be able to enjoy interactive activities with fun-filled entertainment for the wee ones with Be Bop Bairns and The Boogie Unicorn.
On Thursday 1 July, Glasgow’s hosting of the COP26 Climate Change Conference will be celebrated with Enough is Enough: Music for COP26 - a performance curated with Oi Musica featuring Post Coal Prom Queen, Hesu – Spirit of Music and Glasgow Hip Hop Cypher. While Gaelic event Uainead – Degrees of Greeness, will bring an audio-visual film and live performance of words and songs together to explore the impacts of the climate crisis.
The Glasgow Green Fan Zone will be open for the 31 days of the tournament from 11 June to 11 July 2021, situated between McLennan Arch and the People’s Palace, and will accommodate up to 3,000 people per session, largely seated in groups of up to six people.
With a 10m Festival Tower set to host a range of content, communities will be able to safely experience a taste of festival atmosphere again on the Green as they gather to enjoy an exciting programme of sporting and cultural activity whilst sitting in their social bubbles.
A range of food and beverages showcasing the very best of Scottish produce will also be on offer.
The UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow Fan Zone cultural programme can be viewed here with tickets available to book from 10am on Thursday 10th June via glasgowfanzone.seetickets.com
Scottish football fans are being encouraged to beef up their Euro 2020 celebrations with the country's first ever alcoholic Bovril long shot!
Families are invited to reconnect with the National Trust for Scotland properties they love, uncover clues as they explore and receive a delicious Mackie’s chocolate treat for their efforts.
Guests can join in the 50th Anniversary celebration with 71p burgers at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow TODAY ONLY, as a new partnership with footballer Lionel Messi is unveiled!
With Scotland fans dreaming of Euro glory, support for Steve Clarke's team is now firmly on the map as a mall in Glasgow has been temporarily renamed 'Tartan Army Terrace'!
The Get Inspired 2021 event, hosted by Circular Glasgow, will welcome a number of speakers to explore three themes at the core of becoming a truly circular economy: youth, innovation and technology.
Scots are being encouraged to take things at their own pace as restrictions ease, as research reveals almost half of adults who have met up with others have found it more overwhelming than expected.
Join the National Theatre of Scotland on a journey back to live theatre as it celebrates a programme of new tours, returning productions, a World Premiere and its ongoing digital programme.
St. Enoch Centre has launched a giveaway to inspire the next generation of Scotland football stars!
Salvage Hunters, the well-loved and most watched Discovery Network show is on the hunt for locations to feature in their special Scotland episode.
Glasgow's favourite adult-only alternative night out, Fore Play Crazy Golf has unveiled a new cocktail menu, including a Euros-inspired Scottish serve, to kick off summer!
Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, has announced two virtual Expert Events to help gardeners elevate their green spaces this summer, no matter the size or style of their garden.
A packed programme of live performances has been announced for the UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow Fan Zone, with Glasgow Green set to showcase Scotland’s diverse cultural scene!
Creators of popular adult-only entertainment hot spot Ghetto Golf plan to open the first-ever 'Golf Fang' as part of the Big Fang Collective in the heart of the city centre next month!
Michael Harrison is thrilled to announce the cast for Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which will make its Scottish premiere as an exciting new stage musical in November!
Win a VIP Olympic experience with Sir Chris Hoy or 90s throwback fitness class with Mr Motivator courtesy of itison... and help raise funds for Social Bite to break the cycle of homelessness.
The greenest creatives in Glasgow offered the chance to showcase their work in a new sustainable city centre retail space!
West End and TV star Darren Day will play 'Billy Flynn' in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the international musical sensation CHICAGO opening at the King's Theatre, Glasgow on 11th September!
Piping Live! is back for 2021 with a nine-day festival packed full of world-class performances, music sessions, recitals, competitions, book launches, workshops and so much more!
St. Enoch Centre will be opening the first phase of its multi-million-pound redevelopment this Saturday which will be a welcome boost for Glasgow city centre's recovery post COVID.
Louise Redknapp gets back to business as she reprises her role as Violet Newstead in the forthcoming tour of Dolly Parton's smash hit musical, 9 to 5 coming to the King's Theatre from 24th August!
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, is getting ready to celebrate Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June) by thanking their volunteers for the huge difference that they make to people’s lives.
The full line-up of artists who are set to perform as part of the three-day digital Glasgow Jazz Festival, taking place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th June, has been announced!
This week award-winning pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan for a digital performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No1.
Scottish Opera returns to live outdoor performance for the first time in nine months, with its popular Pop-up Opera Roadshow, starting Thursday 10th June!
Mancini's of Ayr has been voted the best ice cream manufacturer in the UK at the National Ice Cream Championships 2021 run by the Ice Cream Alliance, the sector's UK trade association.
The Skylark IX Recovery Trust has announced ambitious plans to secure a bright future for the much-loved Skylark IX 'Dunkirk Little Ship' at the heart of a new immersive heritage experience!
Over the next decade, ten trees for every man, woman and child in Glasgow City Region will be planted as part of a new urban ‘forest’ to tackle climate change.
Michelin Star Chef Tom Kitchin is backing Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Tartan Tea Party to celebrate the nationwide 'Thank You Day' on Sunday 4th July.
Bauer Media Scotland is celebrating after picking up four awards at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAs).
Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, has announced the online relaunch of its much-loved Little Seedlings Club, to support and celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week.