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Explore the Festival 2018 programme

George Square

Glasgow’s iconic George Square will be the beating heart of Festival 2018, creating a carnival atmosphere through a spectacular line up of events that will delight all ages and put Glasgow and Scotland’s renowned creativity in the spotlight.

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Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival, the centrepiece of Glasgow’s summer events calendar, is back for 2018 presenting the best in Scottish and international arts and entertainment, while showcasing the unique cultural and creative hub that is Glasgow’s Merchant City.

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Tontine Lane

Tontine Lane will again be transformed into an animated environment. Hidden within plain sight in the heart of the Merchant City, a unique and normally secret space shall open its gates to host a series of extraordinary interventions.

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Civic Canteen

Civic Canteen is a celebratory and provocative strand exploring food and nourishment as one of the uniting forces in life. The Civic Canteen tent will house a series of special workshops and events, all of which have the shared goal of using delicious food as the vehicle to promote cultural exchange.

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GO LIVE! at the Green

Glasgow Green will be a city hotspot during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, bringing together sport, culture and entertainment to provide a daily programme of free to attend activities. This innovative live experience will bring together sport, fitness, health, arts, food and drink as never before.

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Festival 2018 will have the city buzzing with activity in communities, venues and unexpected spaces across Glasgow.

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Beyond Glasgow

Join in the Festival 2018 celebrations across Scotland in host partner venue areas: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, Strathclyde Country Park, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire. Lots of fun, amusement and daring feats await you in August.

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Get Involved

Festival 2018 has something for everyone: the chance to see world-class performances, the opportunity to get involved in the many Our Place Fund community celebrations across Glasgow and local authorities hosting sporting events as well as free workshops and activities around carnival, street arts and outdoor events.

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