A number of live performances have been announced to run at the UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow Fan Zone at Glasgow Green.
The Fan Zone festival will see Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Tom McGuire & The Brassholes, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 performing, alongside comedians including Susie McCabe, Ray Bradshaw and Billy Kirkwood.
Fans of Drag Race UK will be able to see Lawrence Chaney and Ellie Diamond as they host a night celebrating the Scottish drag scene.
There will also be a football themed movie night on offer, presented by Glasgow Film Festival.
The cultural events will take place on days no matches are taking place, or when there is only an evening match, with the Fan Zone open for 31 days from June 11 – July 11.
The Fan Zone will be a largely seated venue due to Covid restrictions and all – mostly free – tickets for performances must be booked in advance.
The programme aims to give visitors a flavour of some of the city’s most-loved festivals, with a number of special collaborations planned including two evenings of entertainment from Celtic Connections featuring folk bands Tide Lines and Rura.
Glasgow Jazz Festival will also bring exuberant jazz-funk collective Fat-Suit, while Wee Write will pop-up with big screen storytelling sessions with celebrated children’s authors including Michael Murpurgo and Konnie Huq.
Refugee Festival Scotland will mark World Refugee Day on Sunday 20 June, with an afternoon of special musical and dance performances which explore building bonds of friendship after the pandemic, as well as reconnecting the wide range of communities who have settled in Scotland.
Situated between McLennan Arch and the People’s Palace, the zone will accommodate up to 3,000 people per session and 6,000 people per day, largely seated in groups of up to six people.
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Fan Zone Festival programme represents the huge breadth of cultural talent we have here on our doorstep in Glasgow and right across Scotland.
“So many of us have sorely missed the connection, atmosphere and joy that comes from live entertainment and it will be a memorable moment for the sector as we see artists and performers take to the stage on Glasgow Green.
“The rich programme represents the country’s diverse communities, art forms and festivals and we can’t wait to welcome music, comedy, arts, dance, film fans and more along to soak up the wonderful cultural offering this summer.
“Creating a safe and controlled environment is central to the Fan Zone and we want to assure people that all event partners are committed to staging a safe event and providing a COVID secure environment for visitors, participants and the local community.”
Comedian Susie McCabe said: It’s an honour to be invited to take part in this event. The Fan Zone is going to be an incredible experience for acts and punters alike – nothing beats a beer, your pals and the sunshine. Especially after 2020 this is something than can bring us all together in a safe environment.”
The UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow Fan Zone cultural programme can be viewed here and tickets purchased from 10am Thursday, June 10.
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