Band Information

The World Pipe Band Championships are being held on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August at Glasgow Green. 

To make sure that your day is as safe and straightforward as possible, we’ve put together an information sheet for you, so please take time to read the following points.  We hope you enjoy your day in Glasgow as much as we enjoy having you here! 

Band Practice –Tuning

The event organisers request that bands who wish to practise in Glasgow’s parks are mindful of noise disturbance and disruption to local residents.   Where bands wish to practise in a park, they should move to the centre and refrain from practising around the periphery of parks where these are adjacent to residential areas.  

Practise in any of Glasgow’s parks should not take place before 9am in the morning and bands should conclude practise by 6pm in the evening.

On Friday and Saturday morning, we ask that bands do not commence practice until 8am, and to do so at designated tuning areas inside Glasgow Green. 

Stewards will assist in pointing you towards specific tuning areas at the river side of Glasgow Green.

Supporter Tickets

Please ensure that all family and friends travelling on your band coach have a pre-purchased band supporter ticket at the reduced price of 
£9. This includes coach drivers and band tuners who wish to enter the arena. All non-uniformed patrons entering the site will be required to have a ticket to gain entry to the event arena.  Those not in possession of a ticket will be advised to progress to the nearest box office and will be required to purchase a ticket at the on-the -day price of £16. 
All bandsmen and supporters must use designated access points.


The entire site of the World Pipe Band Championships will be licensed to allow for the consumption of alcohol. However you are not permitted to bring your own alcohol into the event, or consume at your coach. Police Scotland will be enforcing local by-laws and this could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued.

Coach Parking

Your band will have chosen either the blue, red or yellow access route so please find directions to enter the arena at the correct entrance point on the back of your pass. We strongly advise that coaches arrive as early as possible to ensure access to your designated area. Please also ensure that your coach driver completes their name and contact details before arriving on site; coaches will not be permitted to enter the Green unless this information is complete. 

For those travelling to the event but not in coaches, and wish to bring a motorhome or campervan, there are parking facilities available in the Cathedral Car Park (opposite Glasgow Royal Infirmary) which is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Green. This car park is pay-and-display and is chargeable per hour. For any further queries please contact In addition, King Street NCP is also available. More information can be found at Please note there is no parking permitted in or around Glasgow Green.

Band Gazebos and Barbeques 

Please be advised that band gazebos are permitted in the park on the grass areas along the fence line of the River Road, however will be subject to inspection by member of the World Pipe Band Championships Health and Safety team. Please ensure that the structure is erected following the manufacturer’s guidelines. In line with the event wind management plan you may be asked to bring down the structure at certain gust levels. Please work with us to ensure you and your band members’ safety is not compromised.

Barbeques are NOT permitted to be used anywhere within the park. There is a wide and varied selection of catering facilities on site, so let someone else do the cooking for you!

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With very best wishes,

The World Pipe Band Championships Team