Tickets for the finale of the toughest test of World Pipe Band Competition have sold out although fans can still buy general admission tickets for the championships at Glasgow Green on August 11. Around 230 bands featuring 8,000 pipers and drummers will battle for the top prizes in a day long competition in front of tens of thousands of fans and supporters.
General admission gives access to the whole of Glasgow Green, including the Glasgow World Highland Games, Highland Dancing competition and Kids Zone. Even though Grade 1 tickets have sold out, general admission also gives access to the unreserved seating, available for the morning qualifiers session only, starting at 9am. Full price tickets are £10 and concessions £6. Family tickets are available for two adults and up to three children at £24.
Each year, the event generates over £10 million pounds for Glasgow and Scotland’s economy. As well as the most prestigious pipe band competition in the world, visitors to the event can enjoy the Glasgow World Highland Games, Highland Dancing competitions, a children’s zone and Scottish food and produce.
Councillor Archie Graham, the Chair of Glasgow Life, said: “The phrase is over-used, but The Worlds are quite simply, unique. The noise and colour on show on Glasgow’s oldest common ground provide a spectacular backdrop to the most hotly contested prize in world piping. Even though Grade 1 tickets are now sold-out, there is still plenty of opportunity to come and enjoy some amazing performances at this most Scottish event.”
The World Pipe Band Championships are being organised by Glasgow Life on behalf of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and Glasgow City Council and are supported by EventScotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.