Our full programme will be announced later this year, however here is a sneak peek at what is coming up...

Fragile *World Premiere*

A new work by Motionhouse, Conflux, Merchant City Festival and Gulbenkian and the University of Kent which will involve performers interacting with three JCBs. Fragile is a brand new, large-scale street performance​ involving world-class performers from Motionhouse, one of the UK's foremost dance theatre companies, as well as up to 25 local emerging performers, and will be directed by Kevin Finnan MBE, who was Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


Our popular Family Zone will run from Monday 27 - Friday 31 July in Merchant Square and will feature lots of free events for children.


The ever popular Blackfriars Stage will be back featuring a line up of fantastic bands. The Brunswick Street Stage will incorporate a screen and licenced area in a large marquee. The Emerging Talent Stage will also present an exciting line up of new bands.


The 6th SURGE festival which is incorporated into the Merchant City Festival programme will feature an array of street theatre throughout the nine days.


- Glasgow Eats and Beats, a new music-based walking tour created and led by Fiona Walker, the Scotsman's music editor and journalist.

- From Steam to Green, a structured walk from Glasgow Green to the Science Centre marking the 250th Anniversary of James Watt's invention of the steam engine.


Dance, fashion, design, visual art, history, comedy, film, food & drink, markets to name but a few! 

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