About Festival 2018

Communities across Glasgow and Scotland will be buzzing with activity during the summer of 2018 as part of a dynamic cultural festival being developed to run alongside the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

George Square 2018 Cultural Festival Panorama

George Square

Glasgow’s iconic George Square will be the beating heart of the festival during Championships time, bringing the city centre to life though a programme which has something for everyone and puts Glasgow and Scotland’s world class cultural and creative contribution in the spotlight.

Merchant City

Merchant City Festival, the centrepiece of Glasgow’s summer events calendar, will form an integral part of the cultural festival in the summer of 2018, adding to the excitement in the city through an enhanced celebration of this unique urban space.

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.

Expect the best in music, visual art, street art, dance, theatre, digital art, comedy and a whole host of other performances alongside the 11 days of world-class sporting action.

Festival 2018 Fund

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships Cultural Programme team is delighted to announce the launch of the Festival 2018 Fund. This fund is open to applications from artists, arts organisations and the cultural sector in Scotland to initiate, develop and deliver creative projects or activity over the Championship period. Applications are now closed.

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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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