Live Music

​​Music is central to the Merchant City Festival and this year there is more than ever!

Here are some of our FREE events.


BRUNSWICK STREET LIVE *NEW*

We are excited to add a new addition to the Merchant City Festival line-up. The Brunswick Street Live hub will be programmed every day of the festival with live music, movies, activities for all the family plus speciality food and drink.


BLACKFRIARS MUSIC STAGE

Coming alive each weekend featuring some of the best rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul and jazz acts around and a full showcase of Scotland's up and coming talent.


MERCHANT SQUARE EMERGING TALENT STAGE

Tues 28 - Fri 31 July, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Join us in Merchant Square where we will be showcasing a breadth of emerging musicians and bands from across the country and beyond including:

League of Astonishing Strings - Tue 28 July, 6 - 8pm

Three amazing string groups from North America who demonstrate virtuosity and energy of the highest level. The show promises to deliver moments of musical majesty that audiences of all ages will enjoy.

Innovation - Wed 29 July 

High octane fiddle music from around the world performed by an exciting 25 piece fiddle-led group from Scotland that specialises in contemporary arrangements of Celtic music from around the world.


BIG FAT ELECTRIC CEILIDH @ MERCHANT SQUARE

Sat 1 & Sun 2 August, 6.30 - 8.30pm

You will never have experienced a ceilidh like this one before! Mixing club and ceilidh cultures, it will get your pulse racing.


MERCHANT CITY'S GOT TALENT

Auditions - Sat 25 July, 12noon - 5pm at Glasgow Music Studios, Osbourne Street

Come along and audition for our very own talent show and you could find yourself on STV's The Riverside Show. Prizes to be won! Book your audition slot now on 0141 552 0907.

Performances - Sat 25 & Fri 31 July, various locations

Want to busk or perform live at MCF? We'll have a series of live busking/performance spaces for talented artists! Book your space now on 0141 552 0907.


We have a full array of music events to suit every taste. Join us. Tune in. ​

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