Anticipation for George Square Festival Rises as First Act Announced

Anticipation for George Square Festival Rises as First Act Announced

Electro legends Orbital are the first act to be revealed as part of Festival 2018’s programme at George Square.

The live performance to around 3,000 people will be one of many events to take place as part of the festival which puts Glasgow and Scotland’s renowned arts sector and creativity in the spotlight during the European Championships.

Orbital is the first music act to be announced for the George Square event, designed create a carnival atmosphere during the historic sporting event between August 2 and 12.

Merchant City and Glasgow Green will also be hosting activities and performances nearby.

Fans will have the opportunity to buy tickets, priced £25 and £12.50, from Wednesday 30 May through glasgow2018.com.

Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll said: “Can’t wait to be going back to Scotland for our first gig in over 5 years. We have had some of our best ever gigs in Glasgow and really looking forward to getting back there.”

The Festival 2018 cultural programme will put Glasgow and Scotland’s renowned arts sector and creativity in the spotlight, offering the best in music, visual art, street art, dance, theatre, digital art and comedy – with free events for all ages.

“George Square will be the beating heart of the programme with Merchant City and Glasgow Green hosting activities and performances nearby.

Championships Director Colin Hartley said: “We want to make sure that Festival 2018 offers something for everyone. Orbital is such a huge name and they will undoubtedly bring something special to the overall cultural programme.

“It’s fantastic to be able to announce their live act, right in the heart of Glasgow, on the last Friday night of the Championships.

“We’re delighted to be announcing the full Festival 2018 programme this Wednesday and due to such high demand we have also recently released more tickets for the sporting action.”

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http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/16253050.First_act_announced_for_George_Square_festival_this_summer/

To read more on Glasgow news, including events and other activities like shows, restaurants and live music, please visit:

https://www.whatsoninglasgow.com/

Source: The Evening Times

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