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 two week festival which opens on the first Saturday in March. The next Festival will run from 7 March until 21 March 2015.

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.


Performance Schedule

For an at-a-glance look at specific times and dates of events, please see our

Performance Schedule 

New website launched

Welcome to the new Glasgow Music Festival website. We’ve completely redesigned it to be cleaner and easier to navigate. 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.

Glasgow Music Festival 2015

Saturday 7 March 2015, Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street

The Glasgow Music Festival 2015 is now over and the winners of their classes are revealed. We congratulate them all. We also thank all of the performers for their fantastic contribution to the festival. We should not forget to thank all the dedicated people who trained, taught and supported those who took to the platform to perform. Festival 2016 is already being planned.

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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. The Schools’ Scottish Country Dancing begins on Monday 9 March at Renfield St Stephen’s Church Centre.

Speech & Drama

Speech and Drama events feature mainly, but by no means exclusively, our younger performers.  These events are held in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 13 March and Monday 14 March and Performers will demonstrate their skills in verse, prose, public speaking and drama.