WHAT’S ON IN GLASGOW? Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary: 18 January – 4 February 2018

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

2018 looks set to be another great year for events in Glasgow, kicking things off in January with the 25th Annual Celtic Connections Music festival.

The largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe.

2,100 artists, 300 events, 20 venues add up to a brilliant celebration of the festivals 25th anniversary.

From 18 January – 4 February 2018, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life with concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.

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The festival is world renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. Events and sessions run into the small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.

The festival has broadened its reach and in 2012 brought a taste of Celtic Connections to the Isle of Skye as part of the Year of Scotland’s Islands, as well as visiting Chicago as part of Year of Creative Scotland to programme various musical performances throughout the Ryder Cup, including the Opening and Closing ceremonies along with a number of other hospitality events.

In 2014, with the support of Homecoming Scotland, the festival staged a special one-off collaboration in the SSE Hydro, an exciting new large scale venue in Glasgow. This concert was part of the busiest weekend ever for Celtic Connections in which 25,000 music fans attended performances in the space of 48 hours. The festival also programmed a number of outdoor performances for Culture 2014 – the spectacular cultural celebrations surrounding Glasgow 2014.

In 2015 the festival won the Art and Culture Award at the Inspiring City Awards ceremony organised by the Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in association with People Make Glasgow. The awards were created to celebrate the people and organisations that make Glasgow great.

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