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A message from Glasgow Canal Festival in response to COVID-19

Updated: May 8, 2020

Sadly, we must confirm that Glasgow Canal Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Like many other events, we have watched the situation evolve, closely monitored guidelines and worked with partners to review our plans. It goes without saying that the wellbeing of our visitors, partners, staff, volunteers and suppliers comes first and we pride ourselves on putting on a safe event for all, and this can’t be guaranteed this summer.

Glasgow Canal Festival is a place for the vibrant communities of north and west Glasgow, and further afield, to come together in celebration of our unique and iconic waterway, and we hoped this year’s event would be the best yet.

Although we are disappointed not to be able to put on what is a fantastic free event by the Forth and Clyde Canal, we have begun looking at contingency arrangements and hope to be able to bring some smaller events to the area around the canal towards the end of the year, if restrictions have lifted.

We’re also starting work on Glasgow Canal Festival 2021 and ensuring this is a fitting and unforgettable celebration after what will have been a difficult time for so many of us.

We can’t wait to see you all back enjoying the canal in the future and until then, stay safe.

- Sally Hobson, director of Glasgow Canal Festival

To keep up to date with the festival please go to Glasgow Canal's new site.

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