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SURGE Festival

11-13 AUGUST 2023

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SURGE Festival 2023 invites you to cast aside all fear and embrace the celebration of your own existence. Join us as the streets of Glasgow become a playground for the extraordinary, where the ordinary is left behind, and the realm of imagination reigns supreme. 

SURGE Festival 2023 boasts an awe-inspiring line-up of performers, drawing talent from all corners of the UK and beyond. With wild performances by giant slinkies, partying bees, cowboy chickens and giant seagulls. As if that weren't enough, even the legendary Four Horsemen will gallop through the city streets, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. 

Immerse yourself in the magic of outdoor arts as SURGE Festival 2023 guarantees an indelible experience. Unshackle your inhibitions and embrace a celebration of life, creativity, and the unexpected. 

Surge Festival is part of the UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 Go Live! programme.

Previous Festivals

Previous SURGE programmes have included work from Cantabile 2, pvi collective, Angela De Castro, and Eric Davis (Red Bastard).


As part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, SURGE produced Perch, a cross-continental Carnival with spectacular performances on the rooftops of Glasgow and Campinas (Brazil).

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