The Encontro Street Band Festival

The Encontro Street Band Festival is a spectacular celebration of street & carnival music of all flavours, brought to you by Oi Musica & SambaYaBamba - the only event of its kind in Scotland!

The Encontro Street Band Festival

About The Encontro Street Band Festival

A spectacular weekend-long celebration of street band music, the Encontro Festival brings a plethora of UK and international bands to the streets of Glasgow, staging captivating outdoor performances in and around the Merchant City. Following a highly successful second year, featuring in the Cultural Programme of the European Championships (Festival 2018) , The Encontro Street Band Festival is BACK for a third year running!

Showcasing all flavours of street drumming, carnival brass, marching band, New Orleans jazz, Afro-Brazilian percussion, straight up samba and more – plus costumes, dancers and all kinds of revelry – the festival brings the spirit of hot dusty streets at carnival time right into the heart of Glasgow!

Festival Line-Up 2019:
Baybeat Street Band (Morecambe), Baque Luar (London), Brass, Aye? (Glasgow), Bassface (Edinburgh), Carnaval Transatlântico feat. Fabio Allman (UK / Brazil), DROM (Belgium), Harbingers Drum Crew (Edinburgh), La Timbala presents La Tiñosa (Scotland + Manchester), La Tromba (Chile), Orixa Bloco (Leeds), Runaway Samba (Durham), SambaYaBamba & SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band (Glasgow), Streetorchestre Eigen Hulp (Netherlands), Toeters en Bellen (Netherlands), Tenth Avenue Band (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and The Encontro Pick-up Band (from everywhere!!)

The festival is a co-production by Oi Musica and SambaYaBamba, funded by Glasgow Life and other partners.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Encontro Street Band Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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