– The Mardi Gras of Scotland comes to Glasgow during 3 to 26 June 2011

From: DirectRooms
Published: Mon Apr 18 2011

The festival is the biggest of its kind in Glasgow featuring an extensive artistic programme of live music, comedy, outdoor theatre, drama, street parties and markets. Perhaps the highlight of the festival is the huge parade featuring bands playing a diverse mix of music and this is combined with performers dressed in the most outrageous costumes. The carnival is the largest in Britain outside of London’s Notting Hill.

The event will be hosting the Glasgow Mela which is Sanskrit for gathering, and hundreds of musicians and dancers will be performing different cultural pieces in association with the Scottish Academy of Asian Arts.

Activities will be carried out at venues all over Glasgow to ensure the city comes alive with everything to do with the arts. Visitors can head to places such as St Mary’s Cathedral for a varied music programme or DWA studios to take part in dance of all styles.

The festival will run from 3rd to 26th June 2011 and in previous years has seen over 100,000 people for certain events and as such a hotel in Glasgow Airport will be difficult to find with so many people flying in to attend.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: "Hotel rates are likely to rise for the main shows so visitors should check online to see the best deals and to book early."


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