• World Pipe Band Championships
  • World Pipe Band Championships

About the Worlds

​​​​​​​​​Join us for the pinnacle of Pipe Band competition in the biggest and best event of its kind where thousands of pipers and drummers compete for glory on Glasgow Green. Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August 2017. 


​​The World Pipe Band Championships are a unique celebration of Scottish culture featuring outstanding musicians who have practised for years to reach the pinnacle of Pipe Band competition. The event has been associated with Glasgow for nearly 70 years.

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland are the World Pipe Band Champions for 2016. They fought off stiff competition from Inverary and District who finished second and St Laurence O’Toole from the Republic of Ireland who were third. The 2016 event was the 30th year in a row Glasgow has hosted the World Pipe Band Championships.

In total 15 nations were represented at The Worlds as they are affectionately known including bands from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, England, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scotland.

Who will be this year's champion? Be there and find out!


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