West End Festival in Glasgow 2018

Glasgow's West End Festival

One event that takes pride of place on many Glaswegians’ calendars is the West End Festival. With over 350 events across 75 venues, this festival's much anticipated programme has recently been released.

The festival will include a number of gala days, with an event on 16th June being one of the key highlights. Taking place on Hyndland St (which will be closed to traffic) and Mansfield Park, there will be a a range of activities for all the family. Guaranteed to pull in a good crowd, the gala will have something to entertain everyone including a music stage will have music acts and local talent, street theatre and endless fun for all the kids.

There will be something for everyone during the festival, with acts ranging from exhibitions, performances (comedy, music, dance, theatre), guided walks, workshops and loads of events for the kids. Many of these events are free so if you are in Glasgow through June, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to fill up your stay with new experiences and a variety of culture.

Music events take up a large portion of this years programme. Oran Mor’s annual All-Dayer, a mainstay of the festival listings, will take place on Sunday June 24th and will include 14 great acts across each of the 3 stages. Other musical events during the festival range from choirs to jazz, traditional Scottish folk music and live cover bands. But book your tickets on the website soon as they're selling out fast!

Other notable events include Ashton Lane once again closing for a street party on 3rd June and The Big Sunday returning to Kelvingrove Park on 17th June.

Currently the Festival is on the hunt for new volunteers and Board members.

West End Festival Chairman Liz Scobie said: “With changing times it’s important for us to keep new ideas coming to the table and indeed for us to represent the very communities and people who participate and come to the festival events.I’d be delighted to hear from anyone interested in having a chat. Please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Glasgow's West End Festival runs from 31st May to 30th June.