Pre-Order your Piping Live! 2016 Merchandise NOW!

We are delighted to announce our Piping Live! merchandise for 2016 is available to pre-order NOW!

We have t-shirts, hoodies and caps for this year, so you can get all kitted out to celebrate this year’s festival.

Head over to The Bagpipe Shop and get ready to celebrate this August, with our fantastic new t-shirts. Pre-order your’s today to receive it first!

Get your merchandise here

Introducing the #PopUpPiper

This year, we are celebrating your Moments that Matter and how pipers are part of these moments, events and life stories.

So do you have a special event coming up? Would you love to have a piper as part of your day? Just email us – telling us what you’re celebrating and you could be lucky enough to receive a visit from our #PopUpPiper.

Don’t be shy, pipe up now!

Box Office Co-ordinator Required

Piping Live! is looking for a box office co-ordinator who is looking to develop their skills in a busy festival role. The main duties within this role will be:
– provide ticket sales support at a main ticket desk during Piping Live!
– be responsible for cashing up each day, ensuring accuracy of sales
bring your box office expertise to put a new system in place during the week
– co-ordinate with Ticketweb, our online ticket provider, and evening concert venues to ensure ticket collection at venues are processed swiftly
– work with and manage a small team of volunteers who will assist you.

You will be a front line representative of Piping Live, providing excellent and accurate ticket sales and information about the festival to our guests. As such you will be able to

– work independently and as part of a team
– work with support from the shop manager
– be friendly, attentive and approachable

You will be required to be on site from 7th – 14th August inclusive, with possibly one or two days training before the event starts. There will be a fixed fee for this week, dependent upon your experience.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to the email address below.

Pipe Idol 2016 – The line up announced

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Pipe Idol is back for 2016!

This fantastic competition for pipers aged 21 & Under, sees 16 of the best young players from across the globe compete over 4 heats, for their place in the Pipe Idol Grand final. This year’s competition is sponsored by Fred Morrison Reelpipes.

Each day 4 competitors will perform at the Street Cafe outside The National Piping Centre, in front of a live audience and a hidden panel of judges. Each competitor will play a March, Strathspey and Reel, a 4 part Hornpipe and Jig and then a musical selection of no more than 5 minutes, so this promises to be a fantastic competition.

This year the Grand Final has moved venue to the Strathclyde Suite at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall due to the high demand for tickets over the last few years – Tickets are £10 adults/ £8 concession and you can get tickets here

To see this year’s line up, check out the events each day!


Volunteer at Piping Live! 2016

Piping Live! couldn’t happen without a small army of volunteers, and we are recruiting now!

So are you interested in being part of the World’s Biggest Festival of Piping?

We are seeking happy and hard-working individuals to come on board for 5-7 days of fun at this year’s Piping Live! Glasgow’s International Festival of Piping. If you are interested, please head over to our volunteering page, and fill in our short survey here.

Tickets are On Sale Now!

Join the fun this August and celebrate the #MomentsThatMatter by getting tickets to the hottest piping events in town!

Tickets are on sale now for all our evening concerts over on our ticket partner TicketWeb.

So get your tickets here and we will see you at Piping Live! 2016!

Welcome to Piping Live! 2016

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Piping Live!

Piping Live! 2016 is set to be the best festival yet! We have got more planned this year than ever before with concerts, book launches, competitions, family fun, pipe bands and so much more. We will be updating this programme of events right up until the festival as things are confirmed.

All our main evening concerts are all ready for you to view, and tickets will go onsale at 9am on Saturday 30th April. So go ahead and plan your week at Piping Live! and set a reminder for 9am this Saturday 30th April to guarantee your tickets to the hottest piping shows in town!

But please keep checking back as we announce more of our overseas artists, pipe idol contestants, the street cafe line up and much more!