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SURGE Festival

19 -21 JULY 2024

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Join us for Surge Festival 2024 on 19th - 21st of July in the Merchant City, Glasgow.

The 15th edition of SURGE Festival once again transforms the streets of Merchant City in Glasgow, presenting a wild variety of outdoor acts to ignite your senses and fuel your imagination. Expect mushrooms springing up in a graveyard, dangerous sheep rampaging through the streets, and innovative AI techniques for you to experiment with. You might even have the chance to become the show, if you wish.

This year's festival features new professional work from all four home nations and cutting-edge Scottish premieres of international performances, as well as work from communities across Scotland. 

SURGE is also introducing a new venue this year: Ramshorn Graveyard. Here, you can enjoy two more intimate performances in a quiet, secluded spot just a stone's throw from the bustling main festival site in Merchant City.

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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