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Dandelion Festival Glasgow

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  • Calendar 17 - 19 Jun 2022

About

Join us on 17–19 June in Glasgow’s gorgeous Kelvingrove Park for our first Dandelion Festival – a three-day spectacular of live music, performances, talks, workshops and food that’s open to everyone and completely free.

Kelvingrove Park,
Kelvin Way,
Glasgow,
G12 8LU

Schedule

For full stage splits & programme details visit the individual day pages.

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Friday 17 Jun

The Festival kicks off with a day of programme dedicated to young people with talks, music, workshops and activities.

10:00 - 20:00
During the afternoon, there's live music across three stages featuring:

12:45 Mama's Broke
14:30 Trip
16:00 Darlingside
17:00 Rachel Sermanni
18:00 Awkward Family Portraits
18:30 Jason Singh
19:05 Shooglenifty

See the full Friday programme here

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Saturday 18th June

Live Music across three stages

11:00 - 22:00
Hear music from:

11:45 National Youth Pipe Band (Junior)
12:15 National Youth Pipe Band (Senior)
12:40 Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra
13:15 VanIves
13:45 LYRE LYRE
14:15 Hen Hoose
14:40 Baque Luar
15:35 Orchestral Qawwali
16:20 Lisa Rigby
16:45 Rura & Special Guests
17:30 Jason Singh (full band)
18:00 This is the Kit
18:45 Anna Massie & Jenna Reid
19:10 Niteworks
20:00 Newton Faulkner
21:00 Les Amazones d’Afriques

See the full Saturday programme here

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Sunday 19th June

Live Music

11:00 - 18:00
Join us to hear:

13:00 Baque Luar
14:45 Fat-Suit
15:45 Sam Lee
16:45 Admiral Fallow

 

Plus 12:00 - 16:00 our Free For All huge plant giveaway, featuring music from our towering Flower Singer and performances from Mischief-La-Bas

 

See the full Sunday programme here

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Everyday

Alongside our live music we have a huge range of activities, talks, ideas and creativity for all the family.

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What's On

Talks by scientists, chefs, artists, activists and growers on such urgent issues as sustainability, climate action and food poverty

 

Inspiring workshops, discussions and other hands-on activities hosted by charities, campaign groups and community organisations in our intimate Dandelion Potting Sheds

 

Interactive, inclusive and inspiring activities for children of all ages

 

Enjoy a delicious range of locally-sourced street food from our Festival traders, all chosen for their commitment to sustainability, including venison burgers from Screaming Peacock, Mangiamo Pizza, poutine from Down the Hatch, Woodburns Stand Bahn Mi, Mrs Falafel, coffee and crepes from Hector and Harriet and Fotheringham’s ice-cream van. A fully-licensed bar will be available with a wide selection of Scottish craft ales and beers, wine and soft drinks.

Line Up

Got a question about attending Dandelion Festival Glasgow?

General queries

How do I book tickets?

Dandelion Festival is free to enter and open to all. No ticket required. Just come along!

How does re-entry work? Can I leave and come back to the Festival?

Yes, you can come and go as you please.

Can I attend all three days of the festival?

Absolutely! We would love to see you there on all three days.

 Do you have a running order?

See the full festival programme HERE.

Amenities

Will food and drink be sold at the Festival?

Absolutely! You will find a delicious selection of locally sourced food and drink from experienced traders, operating from their own bespoke trucks and trailers. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and halal options are available, and all traders are providing child sized portions – something for everyone!

We also have a fully licenced bar offer from Edinburgh-based Sips. The bar offers the best of independent Scottish drinks such as Lost Orchards Cider and Brewgooder Lager, plus wines and soft drinks.

Will there be toilets available?

There are toilets located throughout the site, including gender-neutral and accessible toilets.

There is also a permanent toilet block with accessible toilets and baby changing facilities located beside the Kelvingrove Bandstand within Kelvingrove Park, just off Kelvin Way.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

We highly encourage you to try out some of the amazing street food available on site!

If you do bring your own snacks, please be mindful not to use single-use plastic and make use of the recycling bins provided.

Do you accept credit/debit cards? Is there a cash machine on-site?

Cash, card and contactless payments are all available!

Is there a lost property hub? 

There will be a lost property hub on-site. Please ask a member of staff to direct you.

 

Sustainability

What measures have you put in place to reduce waste at the festival?

We’re proud of our sustainability measures for the Dandelion Festival. Firstly, the use of single-use plastics is strictly forbidden. All food and drink vendors at the Festival are selling in fully compostable packaging, including cutlery. Traders are also required to separate back of house waste streams and back of house food waste will be uplifted separately to be processed by anaerobic digestion, which reduces landfill.

By using innovative, reusable Stack Cups we are ensuring that no drinks are sold in single use cups in the bar area. Stack cups are available for a non-refundable £1 hire per cup (only charged once, if the used cup is returned).

We ask that all festival goers, crew and artists bring reusable water bottles to minimise bottled water. There is free drinking water available on site for refills.

You can read our full sustainability policy HERE.

Are there recycling points on site?

There are 10 recycling stations positioned across the site which include compost recycling for all food purchased at the festival. You’ll see signage directing you where to recycle over the weekend.

Accessibility

Is the Festival accessible for those with mobility restrictions / using wheelchairs or mobility aids?

Yes. There is step free access into the park from all entrances. The entrance from Royal Terrace, Kelvin Way (opposite Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery) and Clifton Street are level and paved. All pathways within the park are paved. Grass areas will have track access for those with restricted mobility, who use wheelchairs or walking aid users.

There is a viewing platform in the Dandelion Stage area which is accessible and can be pre-booked in advance by contacting Caroline Thompson [email protected]

Is the festival suitable for people with additional sensory needs?

We have created a chill-out zone, a tent with seating at the west side of the fountain, for those needing a place to relax or take some quieter time while at the festival.

 Are the performances sign-language interpreted?

The festival is suitable for those with additional sensory needs.  Music on the Dandelion Stage and Pavilion Stage will be amplified.  Music on the Orchard Stage is acoustic.  The stages will be lit but no flashing or strobe lighting will be used.

The Free for All on Sunday will include aromatic plants.

The Talks programme and announcements from the Dandelion and Pavilion Stage will be BSL interpreted.  There will also be 'roving' BSL interpreters on site to provide additional support to visitors.

 Is the festival suitable for children and young people?

The festival is suitable for all ages. There are activities in the Nursery for children aged 0-5 including a mud kitchen, fairy garden, storytelling and other kid friendly activities. It is open every day of the festival until 5pm and completely free!

On the Friday of the Festival there is a Family and School programme with activities suitable for ages 6-14 find out more HERE

 Can I bring my dog to the festival?

Well behaved dogs are welcome and water bowls can be requested from the bar. Please keep your dog on a lead and clean up after them using the dog waste bins provided in the park.

If you have any additional questions regarding accessibility please contact Caroline Thompson [email protected]

 

Health and Safety

How will you keep staff and audiences safe?

The safety of our audience is of primary importance to us. There will be trained stewards on site wearing hi-vis vests who will be looking after attendees and staff.

We have created a chill-out zone, a tent with seating at the west side of the fountain, for those needing a place to relax or take some quieter time while at the festival.

Is there a medical tent and first aiders on site?

Yes. There is a Welfare cabin on site which will be staffed at all times by trained first aiders. Please note that we are not able to hand-out, store or look after medicines during the Dandelion Festival.

Do you have COVID-19 safety measures in place?

The event is held in an open and public space, so masks are not required, but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, please do. There will be hand sanitizer available at the Potting Sheds on site so you can regularly keep your hands clean. We ask everyone to please stay at home if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if they test positive for the virus.

 

Travelling to and from the festival

How do I get to the site?

Kelvingrove Park is a public park located on the River Kelvin in the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, containing the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

There are five main entrances to the festival site:

On Kelvin Way opposite the entrance to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum; On the bridge leading from Kelvin Way adjacent to the south side of the Bandstand; At the Main Gate on Royal Terrace; At the Gate leading from Clifton Street/La Belle Place; and On the Picnic Hill Path leading from Gibson Street/Eldon Street.

These entrance points will be stewarded. All stewards will be wearing hi vis vests and have been trained to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The Pickup and Drop Off point for disabled visitors is at the Main Gate, Royal Terrace.

 What public transport is available?

The closest subway station is Kelvinhall which is 0.4 miles from the park. Journey time from Glasgow City Centre is approximately 9 minutes and trains run every 4 - 7 minutes. It is a 10-minute walk from the station to the park. The nearest train station is Partick, which is a 15-20 minute walk to the park.

Number 2 and 3 bus services leave Bothwell Street and Number 77 leaves from West Nile Street - journey time is approximately 20 minutes.

Before travelling, remember to double-check all travel arrangements and for the most up to date information check out your journey on the day on www.travelinescotland.com

Is there any parking nearby?

We strongly encourage everyone who is able to, to use active and public transport to get to the Festival.

If you have to drive, there is local access only for cars in the streets between Argyle Street/Sauchiehall Street and the Park.

All disabled parking pay & display bays for blue badge holders are free of charge and have no time restriction. Anyone displaying a valid blue badge may park in a ‘limited waiting’ bay without time restriction.

For all other visitors, on street parking (metered) is available in the Park area and in the side streets south of Sauchiehall Street/Argyle Street.

 

If we still haven’t answered your question message [email protected] or come to one of our 2 information points on site at Kelvingrove Park over the weekend.

Venue Information

Travel

Kelvingrove Park is a public park located on the River Kelvin in the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, containing the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The closest subway station is Kelvinhall which is which is 0.4 miles from the Park. Journey time from Glasgow City Centre is approximately 9 minutes and trains run every 4 - 7 minutes. It is a 10 minute walk from the station to the Park. The nearest train station is Partick, which is a 15-20 minute walk to the Park.

Number 2 and 3 bus services leave Bothwell Street and Number 77 leaves from West Nile Street - journey time is approximately 20 minutes.

Before travelling, remember to double-check all travel arrangements and for the most up to date information check out your journey on the day on www.travelinescotland.com

Toilets

There are Accessible and Gender Neutral Toilets on site. These are located adjacent to the Orchard Stage, in the Food and Drink Area next to the Fountain, in the Pavilion Stage site and on the pathway leading from Clifton Street/La Belle Place to the Festival.

There is also a permanent toilet block with accessible toilets and baby changing facilities located beside the Kelvingrove Bandstand within Kelvingrove Park, just off Kelvin Way.

Parking

There is metered on street car parking available in the Park Area and in the side streets south of Sauchiehall Street/Argyle Street.
The Pick Up and Drop Off point for disabled visitors is at the Main Gate, Royal Terrace.

There is local access only for cars in the streets between Argyle Street/Sauchiehall Street and the Park.

All disabled parking pay & display bays for blue badge holders are free of charge and have no time restriction. Anyone displaying a valid blue badge may park in a ‘limited waiting’ bay without time restriction.

Access

There are five main entrances to the Festival site:
On Kelvin Way opposite the entrance to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum;
On the Bridge leading from Kelvin Way adjacent to the south side of the Bandstand; At the Main Gate on Royal Terrace; At the Gate leading from Clifton Street/La Belle Place; and on the Picnic Hill Path leading from Gibson Street/Eldon Street.

These entrance points will be stewarded. All stewards will be wearing hi vis vests and have been trained to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Access to the Festival site is level and paved. Most of the paths in the park are asphalt and smooth.

Assistance dogs, and well behaved pet dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be provided.

There are two Information Points: at the Main Gate at Royal Terrace and on the Picnic Hill Path leading from Gibson Street/Eldon Street.

BSL interpretation will be provided throughout the Festival.

There is also a Chill Out Zone for visitors between the Fountain and Skatepark.

There is a viewing platform in the Dandelion Stage area for visitors - it is possible to pre-book a space before your arrival on site. Please contact Caroline Thompson - [email protected]

 

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Kelvingrove Park

Kelvingrove Park,
Kelvin Way,
Glasgow,
G12 8LU