July dates for Merchant City Festival

21 Jun 2010

The countdown is on to Glasgow’s ninth Merchant City Festival, which has launched its exciting new programme of events, including several world and UK premieres of both national and international acts.

Following the recent announcement of its new summer dates (22 - 25 July), the 2010 Merchant City Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet with a programme encompassing theatre, music, food, outdoor performance, visual arts, dance and fashion across a wide range of venues.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Chair of Merchant City Festival and Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Anyone who has attended or participated in the Merchant City Festival in previous years can vouch for the fact that it's a fantastic, cultural experience - and, with our new summer dates coming into play, it's sure to be the most enjoyable one yet. Each year we build and expand upon the year before, ensuring the programming stays fresh, innovative and exciting - and above all else, unique to Glasgow.

Festival highlights include exclusive impromptu musical performances unique to Glasgow as well as MCF playing host to the first festival developed by Glasgow-based arts project group, CONFLUX, which will present SURGE at the Merchant City Festival, incorporating physical theatre, street arts and circus acts.

Councillor Matheson continued: "The Merchant City Festival plays a crucial role in highlighting the Merchant City area as an important 'hub' for the artistic and creative industries, and with a programme of outstandingly talented acts ranging from visual arts to music choose from, it's clear that 2010 will be no exception."

To download your copy of the new Merchant City Festival programme and for further information visit www.merchantcityfestival.com.

Source: seeglasgow.com