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  • World Pipe Band Championships
  • World Pipe Band Championships
  • World Pipe Band Championships

​​​​​​​The World Pipe Band Championships is back! 

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 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017​​.

What's On at The Worlds

Friday’s competition consists of the Grade 1 qualifiers. Saturday’s competition includes the championship finals and all other Grade competitions, as well as the Drum Major competition, the Highland Dancing competition, Highland Games, free family activities, a traders’ area and the Scottish Food Village. ​

Tickets can be purchased by using the links below, by phone on 0141 353 8000 and in person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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Please note all purchases are subject to a transaction fee. 

Transaction fees

Tickets purchased over the phone are subject to an additional £1.50 transaction fee. Tickets purchased online are subject to a £1.00 transaction fee. ​​

If you would like your tickets to be posted to you, there is a further £1.00 postage fee. 

General admission tickets – advance prices. 

Purchase no later than Thursday 10 August at 6.00pm.

​Friday 11​Saturday 12​Two Day Ticket
​Children / Concessions​£3​£8​£9
​Family (2 adults with up to 3 children)​£10​£31​£37​

General admission tickets - on the day

​​​Friday 11​Saturday 12​Two Day Ticket
Children / Concessions​£4​£11​£13
​Family (2 adults with up to 3 children)​£16​£43​£49

​Children's Tickets 

Children aged 5 and under go FREE. 
Children's tickets are available for ages 6-15 years old. 


The following concessions apply to general admission tickets only: 
Carers accompanying ticket holders go free (also applicable to Grade 1); aged 60 or over; full time student; benefit recipients; National Entitlement Card (for disabled people) and disabled persons railcard. 

Guest Hospitality is available on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August.  These special packages give the holder access to the exclusive guest marquee and guest parking, as well as catering the best possible view of the competitive action on Saturday. If you would like to make enquiries about Guest Hospitality please call us on 0141 353 8000.

About our tickets 

Friday’s programme consists of the Grade 1 Pipe Band Championships Qualifiers.

Saturday's competition programme will include the Championship finals and all other Grades’ competitions, as well as the Drum Major competition.

Saturday’s programme also includes attractions such as The Highland Dancing competition and the Highland Games, free family activities a traders’ area and a Scottish Food Village. There is no additional programming around Friday’s competition, but spectators will be able to purchase food and drink onsite.​

General Admission tickets 

Tickets are available for Friday 11 and/or Saturday 12 August. There are is also a two-day ticket available. 

On Friday, your general admission ticket will give you access to the Grade 1 Qualifiers including the Grade 1 arena seating.

On Saturday, general admission tickets give you access to the whole of Glasgow Green, including the Glasgow World Highland Games, the Highland Dancing competition and the children’s area. They will not give you access to Grade 1 Seating, which is reserved for Grade 1 ticket holders only. 

There are concessionary general admission prices available, plus family tickets and children’s tickets.

Grade 1 tickets

Grade 1 tickets are available for Saturday 12 August only, as seating is unreserved on Friday. A Grade 1 ticket allows you entry to Glasgow Green all day and the ability​ to choose and reserve a seat in the Grade 1 Arena throughout the day.    

Wheelchair spaces can be booked via the box office on (+44) 0141 353 8000.

Disabled Patrons who require a ticket with a companion please call the box office direct on (+44) 0141 353 8000. 


Treat yourself to the VIP experience at the World Pipe Band Championships with one of our Hospitality packages! Giving you exclusive access to the guest marquee, guest parking, an a la carte fork buffet with complimentary drinks, afternoon tea, and reserved seating ensuring the best possible view of the competitive pipes and drums action for all events including the Grade 1 Finals and prize giving ceremony, this one off experience is not to be missed! Enjoy this amazing event in luxury and comfort. Get in touch with the Box Office to guarantee your place. Only a few spaces remaining! 

Friday Hospitality             £50
Saturday Hospitality       £120
Weekend Hospitality      £150

Call 0141 353 8000 for all VIP packages.

​Oversees Bands

All Oversees bands must collect tickets from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by Thursday 10th August 2017.​ These tickets will not be posted out - they must be collected in person.​