The Great Western


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The Great Western is an exciting new multi-venue music and arts festival taking place across Glasgow’s West End on Saturday 23rd November.

This brand new all-day city festival was conceived as a unique day of ‘musical exploration and discovery’, with a strong focus on community spirit and the celebration of underused and underappreciated spaces in the area.

The Great Western will host over 50 incredible, innovative live acts (global, local and UK-wide) across several specially-curated stages throughout the west end of Glasgow, from nearby community spaces such as Burnbank Bowling Club, The Glue Factory and Maryhill Community Central Halls to more established venues such as The Hug & Pint, Òran Mór and QMU, as well as the beautiful Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church.

These amazing spaces will play host to some of the most dynamic and goosebump-inducing acts on the planet, with legendary Malian desert blues collective Songhoy Blues leading the charge. This welcome return to Glasgow follows a series of incredible shows in the city including an absolutely raucous and transcendent performance as part of BBC 6 Music Festival at the Barrowlands in 2017.

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