14 Nov

Live Zones Planned For Commonwealth Games

Kelvingrove Bandstand

Commonwealth Games organisers this week announced plans to introduce 'live zones' in several locations for next year's games. The zones will play a prominent part in Festival 2014 - the Games time cultural festival which will showcase the best of Glasgow and Scotland's arts and culture alongside that of the Commonwealth from 19 July to 3 August.

The zones will have a range of activities from watching the opening/closing ceremonies and sporting events on the big screen, to highlights of Festival 2014. There will be a varied programme of music, dance, theatre and comedy as well as a range of interactive sports and games zones where spectators can emulate the athletes on show at the Games. The zones will be in several locations including Glasgow Green, Merchants Quay and the Kelvingrove Bandstand, currently undergoing a £2 million major refurbishment for the Games.

Dr Bridget McConnell, the Director of Ceremonies, Culture and Queen's Baton Relay at Glasgow 2014, said: "Glasgow will be brought to life during Games time, through an extraordinary programme of cultural events and shows across the city and by the activation of live zones. We want the entire city to celebrate the Games, with a festival feeling across the live zones, which builds excitement and pride for both visitors and citizens alike. Glasgow will be on the biggest of global stages and we want everyone to be part of the show."

For more information, visit the Glasgow 2014 website.