Glasgow gears up for the Commonwealth Games

The gap between London and Glasgow, home of the 20th Commonwealth Games, has been bridged by our own native Glaswegian, Mark.

Gleeful and eager to spread the word on all things north of the border, the arrival of the Commonwealth Games was Mark’s best chance of winning us over. And, as it happens, he’s succeeded. Now the games are underway, we looked at Glasgow city itself. In the months leading to the Games, thousands of inhabitants came together to make the city a world class venue and previously neglected areas were lovingly restored. Just along from the Lawn Bowls in Kelvingrove Park sits the bandstand and amphitheatre. This wonderful open-air venue has been refurbished to its former glory and is now equipped with modern facilities in time for the Games. An example of the commitment and care people have for the Games, the amphitheater plays host to Festival 2014 – a culmination of musicians, artists and comedians, all taking to the stage during the two weeks.

Those lucky enough to bag tickets will get to see a colourful line up including Alison Moyet, Stephen K Amos and Teenage Fanclub.

Festival 2014 runs until 16th August and tickets are still available here.

With credit to @Catch_Frase on Instagram

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