Article Source: UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow
First Published: 25 June 2021 14:29
Updated: 25 June 2021 14:29
Since opening, the Fan Zone has become a hub of activity, allowing visitors the chance to soak up the Euros atmosphere in a safe environment, whilst enjoying the sights, sounds and excitement of live entertainment again.
Be Bop Bairns will kick off the summer holidays on Friday 25 June with an afternoon of quizzes and musical bingo, while The Boogie Unicorn is set to have kids and adults boogying in their seats to party classics on Monday 28 June and 5 July.
Children’s literacy festival Wee Write will pop-up on the big screen on Wednesday 7 July for storytelling sessions with celebrated children’s authors including ex Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq.
On Saturday 26 June and 3 July, Creative Communities will bring Artists in Residence from the South of Glasgow to the Green in celebration of local communities. The North West and North East of Glasgow will have performances on the Green on Wednesday 30 June and Friday 2 July respectively.
A South Asian Arts afternoon on Sunday 27 June will see the premiere of Ekta – a lively mix of music, dance and comedy from Scotland’s South Asian diaspora. Scottish dance company THREE60 will also showcase two pieces on Saturday 10 July.
On Thursday 1 July, Glasgow’s hosting of the COP26 Climate Change Conference will be celebrated with Enough is Enough: Music for COP26 - a performance curated with Oi Musica. Gaelic event Uainead – Degrees of Greeness, will bring an audio-visual film and live performance of words and songs together to explore the impacts of the climate crisis.
The evening programme of events will showcase Scotland’s diverse cultural scene, with everything from contemporary and traditional music, comedy and drag nights to cinema, dance and family entertainment.
Visitors to the Green can expect fantastic performances from some of Scotland’s most exciting musicians. Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite will spin some tunes from his vinyl collection, funk soul act Tom McGuire & The Brassholes will join a bill of emerging talent for a paid-for New Music Night and festival favourites Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 will close the party on the afternoon of Sunday 11 July ahead of the EURO 2020 final.
The programme will give visitors a flavour of some of the city’s most-loved festivals, including entertainment from Celtic Connections as well as a night programmed by the Glasgow Jazz Festival. Glasgow Film Festival will present a football-themed movie night showing Gregory’s Girl and Diego Maradona.
Queens on the Green will see a glittery night celebrating Scottish drag as Drag Race UK stars Lawrence Chaney and Ellie Diamond take to the stage alongside a line-up of local drag acts for one of the chargeable events.
Comedy fans can purchase tickets for Funny at the Fan Zone with Susie McCabe and Soccer FM, featuring Ray Bradshaw, Steven Mill, Billy Kirkwood, and more. The laughs will continue a chat from Fred Macaulay and Friends featuring Chris Forbes.
Little and big ones alike can also make use of the free sporting activities at the Fan Zone’s Family Area, including tennis, mini golf and, of course, football. The sport development facilities are open for the use of those attending the Family Area of the Fan Zone during booked sessions.
Families can enjoy a picnic in the sunshine before the youngsters put their skills to the test on one of the mini pitches against parents and friends.
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The football hasn’t gone the way we all hoped but we are delighted that the incredible Fan Zone in Glasgow Green is still open for all and continues to offer a host of free cultural and sporting activity for the whole family to enjoy this summer. People of all ages can come and enjoy cultural performances and physical activity in a safe, outdoor environment between now and the 11 July.”
Over the course of the tournament, 246 hours of free physical activity will be offered by Glasgow Life’s Sport Development team in the multi-sport zone, with more than 1,000 primary school pupils having attended from eight local schools, as well as 1,500 young players from 22 grassroots football clubs across the city.
Cultural events at the Fan Zone are viewable only from the Food & Beverage Garden area, are subject to relevant physical distancing requirements and must be booked in advance.
Tickets for the UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow Fan Zone cultural programme are available now at euro2020.scottishfa.co.uk.
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