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The Encontro Street Band Festival: Street Takeover

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The Encontro Street Band Festival: Street Takeover

Festival 2018

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Free - no ticket required
Open to All

Dates and times

4th - 5th Aug 2018
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Now in its second year, The Encontro Street Band Festival is a spectacular weekend-long celebration of street band music! Bringing 25 UK and international bands to the streets of Glasgow, the festival boasts a packed programme – including 2 days of captivating pop up outdoor performances in and around the Merchant City.

Featuring all flavours of street drumming, carnival brass, marching band, New Orleans jazz, Afro-Brazilian percussion, straight up samba and more – plus extravagant costumes, awesome dancers, artistic collaborations and massed youth bands – the festival brings the spirit of hot dusty streets at carnival time right into the heart of Glasgow!

Afon Sistema (Bristol), Baybeat Street Band (Morecambe), BEATnDRUM (Belfast). Blast Furness (Ulverston), Bloco Fogo (Kent), Brass Gumbo (Edinburgh), Brass, Aye? (Glasgow), Ilu Axé (Bristol), Juba do Leão (Manchester), Katumba (Liverpool), Paraiso School of Samba (London), Pulse of the Place (Edinburgh), Reel Brass (Edinburgh), Rhythms of the City (London), Sâlt (UK/Netherlands), SambaYaBamba (Glasgow), SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band (Glasgow), Sankofa Beats (Edinburgh), The Edinburgh Samba School, The Skiband (West Yorkshire), União das Ilhas(UK & Ireland), VelotroniX (Brussels) plus an international youth collaboration and Oi Musica Massed Band special!
View the full schedule here.


Merchant City Festival

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP