Established in 1911. Over one hundred years of music, speech, drama and dance.

A Platform for Performance

Glasgow Music Festival is an annual festival of music, speech, drama and dance first held in 1911. Each year around 7,000 performers take part in the festival which takes place in March. The next Festival will run from 14 March until 21 March 2020.

There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators.


For Sponsors with multiple entries spreadsheet entry forms are available, compatible with Excel 2007 upwards,

Page 1 gives a few explanatory notes

Page 2 requires Sponsor details

Page 3 is for submitting entries

We hope this will make life easier for you, and ask you to use it, if you feel comfortable with it.

As this is very much a work in progress we hope you will give us feedback; any suggestions will be accepted most gratefully. If you have any queries, please ask!

Please use the contact form for a copy of the spreadsheet

When you return the completed form, please remember to post your cheque to:

Glasgow Music Festival

P O Box 7057


G44 9AU

Laura McEwan

Festival Secretary







Coronavirus: Update for Festival participants and attendees

A spokesperson for Glasgow Life said: “Glasgow Life continues to observe and follow Scottish Government and NHS advice.  We are aware of the updated guidance around mass events of 500 people or more, indoors and outdoors, and will follow it.  We will be contacting everyone affected as soon as possible.”


In view of this statement, we are unable to continue to stage Glasgow Music Festival this year. We have worked hard to make Festival performance opportunities available for as long as possible for everyone in a position to attend.


We thank everyone in our Festival Community for your support and understanding as we must, in addition to adhering to Government advice, prioritise the health and wellbeing of all participants, stewards, and supporters.


Please keep an eye on our website for details of future events.


Glasgow Music Festival is a limited company, registered in Scotland, number SC509953


Events Timetable

Alert !!!!
for those in charge of School and Youth Groups performing in GRCH
On arrival at GRCH, the group leader must collect their allocation of Accompanying Adult Passes from the Registration Desk. 
To comply with GRCH safety regulations
these passes must be issued by the group leader, before entering the hall, to their Accompanying Adults. Any person without a GMF pass, or purchased ticket, will be refused entry to the hall.


Please read the two privacy notices below

Privacy Notice Festival

Privacy Notice Association

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Bands and Orchestras

It is important that groups know their requirements for chairs and stands and how these should be set out.
An accurate seating plan showing both chairs and stands must be sent to Louise Biagini at
before 15 February 2020

Download an Entry Form

To download the single-entry form or multi-entry form for the 2020 Festival click here

Entry Form PDF

Multi Entry Spread Sheet

Closing date for entries:  Tuesday 5th November 2019.

2019 Festival

Welcome to the  Glasgow Music Festival website. The 2020 festival will be from about 7th March 2020 for two weeks, to be confirmed. We hope you find the website useful and pleasant to use. Regardless of whether you are performing at the festival or wanting to view an event, you’ll find everything you need to know right here. To keep up to date with all Festival news, please like our Facebook page

Download the Glasgow Music Festival Syllabus

Everything you need to know about the festival in one comprehensive, printable document

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The Festival covers a wide range of music including classical, folk, jazz, rock and traditional Scottish music. There are events for solo singers and instrumentalists in addition to a full programme for choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles.


Scottish Country Dancing events are presented in association with the Glasgow Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Speech & Drama

Speech and Drama events feature mainly, but by no means exclusively, our younger performers. These events are held in The Royal Concert Hall from Sunday 15 March until Tuesday 17 March and Performers will demonstrate their skills in verse, prose, public speaking and drama.