Join us for our Dandelion Festival in Glasgow this weekend!
Join us on 17–19 June in Glasgow’s beautiful 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. No ticket required.
There’s a feast of music across three stages including Rura, Newton Faulkner, This is the Kit, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Darlingside, Niteworks, Admiral Fallow, Orchestral Qawwali, Jason Singh, VanIves, Sam Lee, and many more.
Alongside the music line-up is a creative programme of activities for all ages! Join scientists, activists, technologists, writers, chefs, musicians and artists as they spark conversations around food systems, climate action & sustainability.
Dotted around the site will be our Dandelion Potting Sheds hosting artists, performers and activities for all. Pop inside and build your own planters, join music and movement performances, write poetry, create seed bombs, try VR, build a Mars colony from LEGO, make 'fortunes', add to a zine and meet the Dandelion team and partners.
The fun kicks off on Friday with daytime dedicated to children and young people. Hosted by Katrina Bryan (Nina and the Neurons, Molly & Mack) there are talks and activities by people from the worlds of art, food and science, including young activists.
Throughout the weekend, there's roving theatre and performance including a show-stopping 18-metre long immersive installation of a sperm whale, plus loveable lumbering Treemendous Treants and cheeky Seagulls seeking snacks. There’s also The Nursery a dedicated space for 0 - 5 year-olds with storytelling combining music, dance and science plus sensory exploration for even the littlest visitors to enjoy
On Sunday afternoon between 1 - 3pm, come along to our joyful Free For All plant giveaway. We'll be giving away thousands of free plant plugs to encourage everyone to have a grow this year.– all overseen by our 5m high Flower Singer
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.
We can't wait to see you there!
Explore the Festival to find out more and view full stage times and splits, and listen to music from some of the music line-up in our Spotify playlist