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Festival 2018

About Festival 2018

The Festival 2018 programme includes hundreds of unmissable events at festival sites and communities across the city, involving around 3700 artists and performers with the vast majority of events free for all ages. The breadth, depth and accessibility of the programme ensures that there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Festival 2018 is part of the first ever European Championships, a brand new multi-sport event being staged over 11 days this August, and has established a ground-breaking cultural partnership with Glasgow's co-host, Berlin with joint events occurring in both cities.

Glasgow's city centre will be buzzing with activity and George Square will be the beating heart of it all. Alongside the entertainment there will be delicious Scottish food & drink to enjoy, as well as the opportunity to catch up on the day's sporting action on the big screens. 

Through its Berlin partnership, Festival 2018 is truly European in outlook and has something for everyone. The programme focuses on the creativity of Scotland's cultural sector and features international names alongside up-and-coming artists and community performers.

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