Merchant City Festival presents SURGE Online

*PLEASE NOTE this events has now passed*


On Saturday 4 July we will be bringing the magic of Merchant City Festival to you in your own home - with a free online programme in partnership with arts producers and festival regulars Surge

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(Link to the online festival hosted on the Surge website. It will open in a new window.)

Merchant City Festival presents Surge online will broadcast a full day of performance, music and a symposium, all free to access, finishing with a live DJ set from Balkanarama. It will feature new and established work from artists in Scotland and further afield, including Los Rabinovich (Mallorca), Cocoloco (Australia) Oceanallover and Scottish Youth Theatre as well as a special edition Cirqulation Cabaret and an Outdoor Arts showcase featuring Neverthere Scratch event.

Programme overview (follow the links for full details)
13.00 - 16.00 Moving Out Symposium (book in advance)
16.00 - 17.15 Outdoor Arts Showcase Featuring Neverthere
18.20 - 20.45 Evening programme
Performances from Cocoloco, Delighters' Cirqulation Cabaret, Scottish Youth Theatre, Los Rabinovich and Oceanallover
21.00 - 22.00 Surge Arms Cabaret
22.15 - 00.30 LIVE DJ Afterparty (Balkanarama)



This specially commissioned online takeover is funded by Glasgow Life, the charity which delivers the Merchant City Festival. 

Scheduled on the weekend when the outdoor arts festival was originally to take place, it will give regular festival visitors a flavour of the usual live event, cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the months ahead, festival organisers and partners are working on a series of post-lockdown performances to be staged in streets and venues across the city, as and when government public health regulations allow.



Image: Los Rabinovich, courtesy of Surge