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 3 March until 17 March 2018.


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.


Entry Form

Entry Forms

 Click here for Festival Timetable



This year we are introducing spreadsheet entry forms, compatible with Excel 2007 upwards,

for Sponsors with multiple entries.

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



The Official Festival Photographer

0191 413 5697

Email :

Download an Entry Form

Download an entry form for the 2018 Festival by clicking the link below:

Entry Form for 2018

Closing date for entries: Sunday 5th November 2017.

2018 Festival

Welcome to the  Glasgow Music Festival website. The 2018 festival will be from Saturday 3 – Saturday 17 March. 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.

There are two sessions of Scottish Country Dancing on the morning of Friday 9 March in the Blythswood Hall in 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 The Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 11 March through to Tuesday 13 March and Performers will demonstrate their skills in verse, prose, public speaking and drama.