Music fans can combine their hedonistic tastes with athletics in Glasgow at Festival 2018, during the European Championships.

The brand new multi-sport event being staged over 11 days this August will contain an entertainment element, with George Square at the centre.

The opening event on Wednesday August 1st will feature SAY Award-winners Sacred Paws and Mercury Music Prize-nominated C Duncan as well as duo The Ayoub Sisters, while subsequent events over the following days will include Hit the Road and Behind the Noise showcases, plus a collaboration between visual artist Douglas Gordon and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing a live premiere of Mogwai’s ‘Music For A Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)’.

There will be various events throughout the city during the following days, including Colonel Mustard & the Dijon Five in George Square on August 5th, but the festival’s closing weekend will have the big hitters, including Orbital on Friday 10th, and the following evening, Mogwai’s Barry Burns will curate an evening in George Square, featuring Berlin-based musicians with links to Glasgow, and SUMS, Burns’ new group playing their first ever UK show.

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