About Festival 2018

Festival 2018 brings you the best in music, visual art, street art, dance, theatre, design and more! Glasgow and areas hosting sport across Scotland will be buzzing with cultural events and activities at city-centre Festival sites, cultural venues and in communities, adding to the celebrations around the 11 days of world-class sporting action.

George Square 2018 Cultural Festival Panorama

George Square

Glasgow’s iconic George Square will be the beating heart of Festival 2018 during Championships time, bringing a carnival atmosphere to the city centre through a programme of free events that will delight all ages and put Glasgow and Scotland’s renowned creativity in the spotlight.

Highlights include a special opening concert, spectacular evening events, international collaborations and all day family fun and play.  Buzzing with activity, this will also be the place to relax with delicious Scottish food & drink while catching up with the day’s sporting action on the big screen.
Open daily throughout the Championships

Merchant City

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.

Expect street art, music, dance, design, film, comedy, carnival procession and activities for children & families alongside lively markets and a curated selection of street food. Prepare to be surprised and delighted!
Open 4 -5 Aug & 9-12 Aug.

Ground Breaking Cultural Partnership

Festival 2018 will broaden access and engagement through a range of opportunities designed to enable venues and communities across Glasgow and national partner host authorities to get involved in the celebrations.

Through a ground-breaking cultural partnership between Glasgow and 2018 European Championships co-host Berlin, the cultural festival will highlight the creative scenes of both cities in a programme which is truly European in outlook.

Festival 2018 Our Place Fund

The Festival 2018 Our Place Fund has £120,000 available for community groups to put on cultural events and arts activities in their own area before and during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

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Tickets on sale now

Tickets on sale now

Tickets for Glasgow 2018 are on sale now. Don’t miss your chance to be part of history at the first ever European Championships from 2 - 12 August 2018.

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