Tickets for one of the most spectacular events held in Glasgow during the summer go on sale on Wednesday 27 April. The World Pipe Band Championship is introducing a new Guest Hospitality Package this year for the event which is being held on Saturday 13 August 2011. People purchasing general admission tickets for the event can also access the Grade 1 arena for free for the morning competition for the first time.
Every year more than 200 hundred bands bring 8,000 pipers and drummers and thousands of spectators to Glasgow Green for the unique sights and sounds of the event which is affectionately known as “The Worlds”. The World Pipe Band Championships have been associated with Glasgow for more than 60 years.
Tickets for the Grade 1 Finals which will see the winners crowned World Champions are available in advance for £24 with general admission tickets priced at £9 in advance and £11 on the day. For further information about ticket availability, prices and concessions for the World Pipe Band Championships being held on Glasgow Green on Saturday 13 August 2011, please call 0141 353 8000 or go to www.theworlds.co.uk
This year the World Pipe Band Championships are being organised by Glasgow Life on behalf of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and Glasgow City Council and are supported by EventScotland, Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.
Ian Embelton, Chief Executive of the RSPBA said: “The Worlds have a long association with Glasgow and every year the challenge to deliver an even better event gets harder. The Grade 1 arena is where the best bands in the world come to compete and it is great news that even more people will be able to see the performances. There is huge interest in this year’s event and we know bands are already practising hard for their return to Glasgow.”