We are delighted to be co-producing Scotland’s first street band festival! With a packed programme of street gigs, artistic collaborations, showcase performances and more, this is a weekend-long celebration of carnival music in all its exciting and extravagant forms. Featuring all flavours of street drumming, carnival brass, New Orleans marching band, Afro-Brazilian percussion and more, The Encontro Street Band Festival brings the sounds of hot dusty streets at carnival time right into the heart of Glasgow!
The line-up includes Carnaval Transatlântico (UK/Brazil), Sa
Sat 22 & Sun 23 July: 1 – 6pm
A multitude of bands from Scotland, the UK and beyond descend on the Merchant City, bringing a riot of colour & sound to the streets and celebrating the best of carnival music from around the globe. Free & family friendly!
Sat 22 July – The Old Fruitmarket – 7pm - late
£12 / £8 from www.merchantcityfestival.com or 0141 353 8000
Spectacular stage shows from 5 of the UK’s most exciting carnival bands! Drums, brass, song, dance, costume and extravagance, featuring Carnaval Transatlântico (UK/Brazil), Ju
Sun 23 July, 2pm, George Square
The biggest street band Scotland has ever seen! Uniting all the Encontro bands in one performance, over 350 UK and international players come together to perform original music composed for the occasion – this will be a festival highlight! Free & family friendly!