The Glasgow Show

It began life in 2002 as a flower show attended by a few thousand people. By 2013 – its final year – The Glasgow Show had grown into something akin to Disneyland, becoming the highlight of the city’s summer events schedule and attracting more than 70,000 visitors.

A review of The Glasgow Show on Tripadvisor which said it all!

Held every year across “The Fair” holiday weekend, The Glasgow Show was a massive, family-based, outdoor, summertime party. Loosely retaining its horticultural show format, the Glasgow Green event grew many different arms and legs; it was a live music gig, a funfair, a country market, a festival of street theatre and children’s play, a livestock showcase and an arena show.

World-class equestrian acts, motorcycle stunt teams, freefall skydivers, death-defying escapologists and insane high-wire artists all performed in the main arena. Rick Astley, Darius, ABC, The Drifters, Olly Murs, Jedward, The Bay City Rollers and S-Club were just some of the many names that graced the main music stage. (Check out the slide show at the top of the page for a taste of what this event was really like.)

Zap! Entertainment’s Dougie Jackson hosted the event: “It was a first rate gig…truly one of a kind. You’d have the latest top 40 chart acts entertaining music fans in one half of the park while the petrol heads were being treated to a high-octane, monster truck joust at the other. Sandwiched in the middle…a mad, Swiss aerialist performing headstands on top of a 200-foot-high sway pole! Bonkers but totally brilliant – and all for a 20 quid, weekend-long, family ticket”

Zap! Entertainment was proud to be associated with the Glasgow Show during it’s highly successful 11-year run, producing various aspects of the event for GCC’s Land Services Dept. and supplying the talent for the main music stage.