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Encontro Festival Street Takeover

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Encontro Festival Street Takeover

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Encontro Festival Street Takeover

Merchant City Festival

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Free - no ticket required
All ages

Dates and times

Sunday 28 July 2019
4:00PM - 7:00PM

17 bands from all over the UK, Europe and beyond descend on the Merchant City for 4 hours of pure carnival vibes and celebration! Featuring:

Baque Luar (London), Bassface (Edinburgh), Baybeat Street Band (Morcambe), Brass, Aye? (Glasgow), Carnaval Transatlântico feat. Fabio Allman (UK & Brazil), DROM (Leuvan, Belgium), Encontro Pick-up Band (everywhere), Harbingers Drum Crew (Edinburgh), La Timbala presents La Tiñosa (Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh), La Tromba (Concepcion City, Chile), Orixá Bloco (Hebden Bridge), Runaway Samba (County Durham), SambaYaBamba (Glasgow), SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band (Glasgow), Tenth Avenue Band(Newcastle), Toeters en Bellen (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Streetorchestre Eigen Hulp (The Hague, Netherlands).

Now in its third year, the Encontro Street Band Festival is an exciting co-production between Oi Musica and SambaYaBamba, celebrating and championing all flavours of street drumming, carnival brass, New Orleans marching band, Afro-Brazilian percussion, straight up samba and more. The only event of its kind in Scotland!


Merchant City Festival (various locations)

various places throughout, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1LQ