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Piping Live! Pre-Festival Party
7.30pm • Thursday 13 June
The National Piping Centre

Piping Live! presents a fantastic pre-festival party to get you in the spirit of Summer! Come along to The National Piping Centre and hear a flavour of this year’s festival from Uillean Piper Jarlath Henderson, a mini-band from North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band, the 2018 Silver Chanter Winner Iain Speirs and trad trio HECLA.

This event is being recorded by Pipeline on BBC Radio Scotland for broadcast at a subsequent date.

Tickets: £5 (subject to booking fee) from www.ticketweb.uk

Piping Live! 2019 – Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for Piping Live! 2019 are now on General Sale! If you missed our pre-sale, why not treat yourself this Pay Day weekend and have a piping hot Summer with our fantastic shows.

The stellar line up includes Dougie MacLean, Flook, Lunasa and Beolach, as well as Quartets from Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band, Inveraray and District and Canterbury Caledonia. There will be solo piping at its best with the Silver Chanter, Masters Solo Piping and the P/M Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Competition.

What are you waiting for – dive in and get your tickets booked now!

Piping Live! Presale

Get Piping Live! tickets before anyone else with our exclusive presale!

This year, we’re offering 24 hours of presale access to Piping Live! tickets to those who sign up to our mailing list before 8am on Thursday 30th May. Sign up below to be among the first people to get your hands on tickets for this year’s festival:

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 31st May.

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Piping Live! Brings the Stars of Piping to Glasgow!

The world’s biggest week of piping is set to bring 40,000 music fans to Glasgow this summer

Glasgow’s Buchanan Street was today transformed into the Piping Walk of Fame, with Hollywood-style stars revealing the headliners of this year’s Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival, which returns to the city 10 – 18 August 2019.

The festival gave Glasgow’s Style Mile a piping hot makeover, lining the popular street with tartan-themed stars announcing the big names set to perform – including Dougie MacLean, Finlay Johnston, Dàimh and Lúnasa.

Register HERE for exclusive pre-sale access to tickets, this Thursday 30th May, 24 hours before they are on general sale!

Now in its 16th year, Piping Live! is the biggest festival of its kind, attracting over 40,000 music fans, families and tourists who travel from around the globe to watch more than 5,000 pipers perform at 150 events across the city.

The programme will feature performances by the very best international acts from countries including New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada and Scotland, and will also see the return of the fiercely contested Masters Solo, International Quartet and Pipe Idol competitions. In addition, there will be daily performances, family fun and the hugely popular Street Café will return to The National Piping Centre for the festival.

Roddy MacLeod, Festival Director of Piping Live! said: “Each year, we bring the stars of traditional music to Glasgow, so this year we decided to pay tribute to them by creating our very own Piping Walk of Fame to unveil our headliners.

“Our 16th year is set to be an incredible festival – we have some of the biggest performers putting on events throughout the city, family fun at our Street Café and evening concerts not to be missed.  There really is something for everyone and we look forward to enjoying an amazing event with you all in August.”

Piping Live! is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, and Glasgow Life.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “Events play a key role in our visitor economy and EventScotland is delighted to be continuing its support of Piping Live! in 2019. It is a fantastic week-long celebration of one of Scotland’s most iconic instruments and sounds, attracting visitors from all over the world to experience a wonderful programme of international and home-grown acts as shown by the spectacular Piping Walk of Fame.“

Councillor David MacDonald, depute leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life said: “The return of Piping Live! always brings a vibrancy to the city with exceptional musical performances from incredible musicians. The opportunity to see something so distinctly Scottish that features some of the finest talent in the world is compelling for Glaswegians and for visitors to the city. Coming in the days leading up to The World Pipe Band Championships it makes for the biggest celebration of piping and Pipe Bands in the World.”

For your chance of an exclusive taster of this year’s Piping Live!, join us at the live recording for BBC Pipeline show on Thursday 13th June at the National Piping Centre. The line-up includes Iain Speirs and Hecla.

Pre-sale tickets for Piping Live! are on sale at 9am Thursday 30th May. Sign up to the newsletter HERE on 28th and 29th May for pre-sale access.

General ticket sales will begin at 9am on Friday 31st May.