About the Festival

Glasgow’s new annual Blythswood Festival brings together major venues of international status, showcasing art, music and enjoyment.

Running from 23rd May to 9th June 2024 in the largest part of the city-centre, all the streets west of Buchanan Street.

Enjoy exploring what’s on and visiting unique venues and events. Refreshments and food available at the National Piping Centre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Mackintosh at The Willow, and Glasgow Art Club.

Helping increase footfall, enjoyment and business in a city-centre area of architectural excellence and urban renewal. Celebrating arts, music, heritage and culture with a focus on Blythswood including Sauchiehall Street and its connecting streets.  Advancing architecture and design including that of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and others from the Glasgow School of Art.

Extending across Blythswood, with boundaries flexible, starting with the city-centre area between Hope Street and Elmbank Street; and Bothwell Street to Garnethill. Embracing the public, performers,  visitors and residents in the life and promotion of the area, its creativity, history and conservation. Involving existing venues, performers and businesses and stimulating new initiatives.