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 4 March until 18 March 2017.


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.



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2017 Festival

Welcome to the  Glasgow Music Festival website. The 2017 festival is almost upon us. 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.

Evening Times Coverage

During the fortnight, The Evening Times will have daily coverage of festival events. Look out for features, photographs and full results. Visit The Evening Times website for more photographs, features and news.


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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 7 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 Tuesday 15 March and Performers will demonstrate their skills in verse, prose, public speaking and drama.