In the heart of Merchant City, the Old Fruitmarket is one of Glasgow’s most atmospheric venues. During Games Time, Festival 2014 at the Old Fruitmarket is under the same roof as Scotland House, home to Team Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Old Fruitmarket will host to a programme of free exhibitions and talks during the day, and the official late night Festival 2014 Club in the evening. There will even be the chance to see the Queen’s Baton up close on 24–28 July, 14.00–16.00.
Festival 2014 Club
Wednesday 23 July–Saturday 2 August
Open until 03.00
From £10/ages 18+
Party under the same roof as Team Scotland at Festival 2014’s official late night venue. Programmed in association with the acclaimed Celtic Connections festival, each night the Festival 2014 Club will take you on a journey across the many musical cultures of Scotland and the Commonwealth, without leaving your seat. Except, of course, to take to the dance floor or order a Festival 2014 Commonwealth cocktail.
The programme includes sets from Ibibio Sound Machine (England/Nigeria), Mafilika (Malawi), The Peatbog Faeries (Scotland), Sotho Sounds (Lesotho), A New International (Scotland), Treacherous Orchestra (Scotland), Kobo Town (Trinidad), The Chills (New Zealand) and many more.
Festival 2014 DJs, including ska legend Jerry Dammers and iconic rockstar fashion designer Pam Hogg, will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’, and watch out for Team Scotland and other Commonwealth athletes getting behind the decks in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.
Daytime in the Old Fruitmarket
24 July–3 August
The daytime programme at the Old Fruitmarket reflects our excitement about sharing a venue with Team Scotland. Sports coverage will be screened daily on the huge indoor screen, plus you can delve into Scotland’s sporting past with two free exhibitions. Visit the Festival Information Point and Welcome Desk at the Scottish Music Centre to find out more.
Hosts and Champions commemorates 80 years of Scotland’s achievements in the Commonwealth Games, displaying a range of photographs and artefacts for the first time.
Scottish Sporting Trophies brings together some of the most famous trophies on Scottish soil.
To celebrate these exhibitions, a series of exciting talks will take place every day from 24 July–3 August at 15.00. These will feature some of Scotland's leading archivists, writers, academic researchers and performers who will look at the past, present and future of Scottish sport.