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

The Festival 2018 programme has young people at its core with a range of extraordinary projects and events including Ignite Theatre with their powerful What Gives Me Strength performance, D Fie Foe Productions with Glasgow Pixillated and Scottish Ballet & Y Dance with their intergenerational dance piece called Generation Dance.

Celebrating 55 years of the Clyde Tunnel, Sonica presents Portal by Robbie Thomson and Alex Menzies, who will transform the 762 metre-long walkway into a sensory subterranean spectacle. An otherworldly odyssey where robotic sculptures and electronic sounds lead you through a series of close encounters, Portal presents a rare opportunity to re-discover this remarkable Glasgow landmark.

Taking place in the West End of the city, 'Sink' is a major new artwork by artist Janice Kerbel, in the form of a synchronised swimming routine for a group of women. Commissioned by The Common Guild, 'Sink' is a live performance of a uniquely choreographed routine.

Roving through the streets of Glasgow, encounter the wonderous Oceanallover with Feral Arts performance Orographic, or the hilarious Mischief La-Bas with their own take on the European Championships with The Sportables; stumble upon musical performances from the Nevis Ensemble and Fèis Phàislig in unexpected places to surprise and delight.

In collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland, the high energy Gob Squad brings Super Night Shot to Glasgow's streets and Argyle Street Arches.

Working with communities and groups across the city, eighteen imaginative projects have been funded through the Festival 2018 Our Place fund. Developed and chosen by Glasgow’s communities highlights include the African Arts Centre’s vibrant AfriCeilidh, the high-flying Glasgow Kite Festival, arts workshops, local fun days, fayres, galas, and carnivals. Take part across the city opportunities to dance, paint, watch, make and celebrate to make this a summer to remember.

Explore the Our Place Fund projects here

There is still an opportunity to get directly involved through our Cultural Engagement Programme for Festival 2018 through a range of free activities which can be found at Get Involved.


The Festival 2018 Associate Programme lists events produced by creative and cultural organisations which celebrate and respond to Festival 2018 values and activities. Keep checking back here as more events are added each week, or Search Events for ‘Associate Programme’.