The Encontro Street Band Festival


Applications are now OPEN for The Encontro Street Band Festival! 

3 – 5 August in Glasgow, as part of Merchant City Festival and Festival 2018.

Calling all street bands! Applications to perform at the 2018 festival are now OPEN, and will close at 5pm on Friday 1st December 2017. More information and application form here:

We are delighted to be co-producing next year’s event with SambaYaBamba once again. The inaugural festival, in July 2017, was absolutely fantastic and included the following bands: Carnaval Transatlântico (UK/Brazil), Sambox (São Paolo), Juba do Leão (Manchester), Katumba (Liverpool) Rhythms of the City (London), Orkestra del Sol (Edinburgh), Outra Vez (Netherlands), Samba Résille Youth Band (France), Pulse of the Place (Edinburgh) Brass Gumbo (Edinburgh), Peace Artistes (Bradford), Blast Furness (Ulverston), The Edinburgh Samba School, Bloco Fogo (Kent), and Olá Samba (Cheltenham). Plus Glasgow’s very own Brass, Aye?and SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band. And not forgetting our co-hosts – celebrating their 20th anniversary – the mighty SambaYaBamba (Glasgow).





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