Merchant City Festival 2017 Launched!
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Merchant City Festival 2017 Launched!

The Merchant City Festival is unveiling its line-up for 2017 that features fantastic events, music stages, street arts, comedy and loads of glorious food. Among the highlights are carnival processions, massed samba bands, a UNESCO music stage, the return of SURGE, the festival within a festival, and a celebration of street food.
Starting on Saturday 22 July, the Merchant City Festival will bring the streets and venues of Glasgow’s Cultural quarter bursting to life until Sunday 30 July. This year the Merchant City Festival features Music, Dance, Street Arts, Theatre, Comedy, Design, family entertainment, Circus, Gaelic events, walking tours and the continental markets.
You can find much more information about the Merchant City Festival 2017 at The Merchant City Festival, which will be part of the Cultural Programme for the 2018 European Championships is also supported by Creative Scotland, Unesco City of Music, Merchant Square, Heritage Lottery Fund and Fraser Suites.
Among the Merchant City Festival’s highlights are a carnival procession from Glasgow Cathedral, a Street band “Encontro” including a concert at the Old Fruitmarket and a Massed Band performance in George Square of up to 330 performers, a food festival and a craft fair as well as dozens of other performances throughout its first weekend.
The Family Zone returns on weekdays along with the Unesco City of Music stage and then the second weekend we welcome back SURGE. The Old Fruitmarket hosts Hip Replacement on July 28th, a family Dance-along screening of Moana, and the hugely popular live sing-a-long Massaoke on July 29 and then the return of the 2016 sell-out Tea-Dance on July 30. Details of all events at Merchant City Festival and which are ticketed as well as information on how to buy is at
Merchant City Festival Executive Producer Lorenzo Mele said: “Bringing together so many great performers and artists under one festival umbrella is always a task I relish. The Merchant City is surprising, delighting and riotous, and offers so many opportunities to stage great events and this year’s festival is full of brilliant things to do. With Dance, Design, Circus, Comedy and much more we have hundreds of amazing opportunities to enjoy the Merchant City Festival this summer.”
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