Glasgow UNESCO City of Music


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Glasgow UNESCO City of Music
Europe's Secret Capital of Music - Time Magazine

Glasgow is a vibrant city with a legendary music scene that stretches across the whole spectrum from contemporary and classical to Celtic and Country. Its venues are equally varied and the city hosts an average 130 music events each week, more than any other Scottish city.


ICONIC - Maintain the title on behalf of Glasgow as a highly visible symbol of the excellence, excitement and pride the city takes in its music, past and present.

KNOWLEDGABLE - Acquire detailed knowledge of Glasgow's Music and thereby become the primary trusted source of information and advice to all interested parties.

ACCESSIBLE - Be available to all and seize the opportunity to increase participation and access to music in Glasgow.

SUPPORTIVE – Assist those active in Glasgow's Music through partnership, championing, knowledge and advice.

REPRESENTATIVE – Be deeply embedded in the community of Glasgow's Music and, through dialogue, become ever more representative of the music community.

PROMOTIONAL – Seize every chance to promote Glasgow Music past and present by prioritising events, actions and projects with the power to inspire and celebrate Glasgow's Music.

UNIQUE – Work with organisations active in Glasgow's Music to avoid duplication of effort.

In August 2008 Glasgow was named a UNESCO City of Music and is the second Scottish city to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Glasgow is one of 5 international Cities of Music including Seville, Bolonga, Ghent and Botoga.

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