Buy tickets for 2022 World Pipe Band Championships

24 June 2022

Tickets for the World Pipe Band Championships. which are being held at Glasgow Green in August, will be on-sale today (Friday 24 June), the charity Glasgow Life has confirmed.

This unforgettable occasion attracts competitors and spectators from all over the world to Scotland as pipe bands compete for the ultimate prize, to be recognised as the best in the world

The event is being held on Friday 12 August and Saturday 13 August for the first time since the summer of 2019.

An arena seat for Saturday’s Grade 1 Finals, bought in advance, is £30 (plus booking and transaction fees and Glasgow Environmental levy). Tickets bought in advance for the event start at £5.50 (plus booking and transaction fees and Glasgow Environmental levy) for Friday 12 August for concessions and anyone aged 5-16 with a two-day family ticket, that covers two adults and three children, for £48 (plus booking and transaction fees and Glasgow Environmental levy). Children aged 5 and under go free.

For more information, full ticket prices and to book for this spectacular showcase of Scottish culture please visit https://www.theworlds.co.uk/

Kevin Reilly, Chairman of The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association said: “The World Pipe Band Championships are the very peak of Pipe Band competition and are always keenly contested. Across both days of the championships, pipers and drummers who have spent months rehearsing, go for the top prizes in thrilling tests of a band’s ability to perform in front of thousands. The result is a series of competitions which live on in the memories of everyone who sees and hears them.”

Bailie Annette Christie, Chair of Glasgow Life said: “The World Pipe Band Championships have been a fundamental part of Glasgow’s summer events and festivals for a generation, supporting our visitor economy by bringing musicians, supporters and spectators to Scotland from around the world. Anyone who has ever experienced The Worlds,  knows how much work the bands put into the pursuit of that perfect performance in the competition arenas. Along with Piping Live! which is hosted in Glasgow at the same time, there is nowhere better for fans of piping and great music this August.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland Director of Events, said: “Scotland is the best place in the world to experience piping events and after the challenges of the last two years now is the time to book and enjoy the World Pipe Band Championships, the pinnacle of piping competition calendar. Together with Piping Live!, they are part of an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events taking place across the country this year that are giving audiences the change to once again connect and enjoy the buzz of live events.”

Glasgow, a UNESCO City of Music, first hosted the World Pipe Band Championships in 1948 and has been the host city for the event every year since 1986.

The World Pipe Band Championships are the pinnacle of competitive Pipe Band competition and are organised on behalf of The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association by Glasgow Life. Inveraray and District Pipe Band were the World Champions when the competition was last held in 2019. 

The Worlds, as they are often called, take place in Glasgow at the same time as Piping Live! which this year runs between Friday 6 August and Sunday 14 August 2022. For more information please visit https://pipinglive.co.uk/

Both events are supported by Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council and  EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.