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Top events and festivals

Top events and festivals

Top events and festivals

Glasgow has a spectacular programme of events and festivals. Check out some of the best live experiences to enjoy in the city.

1. Celtic Connections (January 20 - February 6)

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Glasgow's annual folk, roots, and world music festival celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. There will be 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, exhibitions, workshops and family events. Head to the Celtic Connections website to see what's on.

2. Glasgow Film Festival (March 2 - 13)

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One of the friendliest film festivals on the planet with a wide-ranging programme that celebrates every corner of world cinema and provides a fantastic showcase for the best of Scottish film. Visit Glasgow Film Festival's website for programme updates.

3. Sonica (March 10 – 20)

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Sonica is an 11-day biennial festival dedicated to world class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent. Keep up to date with programme announcements on Sonica’s website.

4. Country to Country (March 11 – 13)

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Europe's biggest country music festival returns to Glasgow in March 2022. Headliners include country music superstars Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Miranda Lambert. Buy tickets at sec.co.uk.

5. Counterflows (March 31 - April 3)

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Counterflows is a festival dedicated to unusual underground, experimental music from the UK and beyond. Expect a programme of live music, discussions and club nights in some of Glasgow's most interesting venues. Keep up to date with programme announcements on Counterflow’s website.

6. Colourboxx (June 25)

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Celebrating love and unity, Colourboxx is a new festival coming to Glasgow's Bellahouston Park. Confirmed acts so far include Years & Years, Becky Hill, Joesef and Sugababes with more to be announced. Head to Colourboxx's website to buy tickets.

7. TRNSMT (July 8 – 10)

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Scotland’s biggest music festival TRNSMT takes places over 3 days. Confirmed artists for 2022 include the likes of Paulo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi and The Strokes. Book your tickets at trnsmtfest.com.

Article last updated: December 2021

For even more events in Glasgow, check out our what's on section.

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