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Glasgow UNESCO City of Music

In Glasgow, over half a million gig going citizens can enjoy music of any genre, any night of the week, throughout the year. As a UNESCO city of music, Glasgow provides 150+ music gigs a week in 40+ venues around the city including The SSE Hydro, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Barrowlands and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.

A plethora of festivals take over the city throughout the year, including Celtic Connections, the annual world music festival that takes place in the city every January. The festival spans over 18 days with over 300 events taking place throughout Glasgow. TRNSMT, Tenement Trail, Encontro Street Band Festival, Glasgow Summer Sessions, Tectonics, Counterflows & Sonica are all festivals that inspire music lovers and welcome international visitors to the city.

Participation within Glasgow’s music scene is widespread and mulit-faceted; Drink Aware choir, Music in Hospitals, Paragon Ensemble, dementia-friendly concerts at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and work with organisations such as Nordoff Robbins and Alzheimers’ Scotland are all major tools for health improvement.

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Man dressed as cat and wearing a top hat, at Merchant City Festival