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Innovation Glasgow 2023 - Drumming for Drinks

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

01:00 PM - 11:00 PM


54 Calton Entry, Glasgow, UK

Drumming for Drinks is back with the bang the pipe band world has been waiting for!

Now in its fourteenth year, the most talked about event of Worlds Week makes its long-anticipated comeback at its new home at Barras Art and Design in Glasgow, where we give some of the best pipe band drummers in the world five minutes each to show us what they can do!

The audience-voted winner walks away with the biggest prize fund available in pipe band drumming.

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Event Sponsors

Drumming for Drinks is presented in association with our new venue partner Barras Art and Design, main sponsor British Drum Co and Innovation Partners:

acoustIQEvans DrumheadsHardcase International LtdJim Kilpatrick Percussion Ltd, PromarkScott Currie Music and TyFry Ltd.

Special Guests

Straight out of the box we're announcing up-front that the world-famous bagrock group the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be our guest performers who will take to the stage at the climax of the event. They're looking forward to it as much as we are and we can promise they will bring the house down!

Join us for the After Party

For the first time ever at Drumming for Drinks, we open our doors to the public at the conclusion of the ticketed event for an evening of partying. With fantastic food, drinks, music and the beautiful indoor and outdoor surroundings of BAaD's state-of-the-art venue, daytime guests and the pipe band-loving public are welcome to make the most of the peak night of Worlds Week with the Drumming for Drinks crew, performers and guests. Don't miss it, it's absolutely free!

The New Hub for Worlds Week

Located in Glasgow's famous Barrowlands just a stone's throw from Glasgow Green, Barras Art and Design isn't just the new home of Drumming for Drinks, it's open to the pipe band fraternity every day of Words Week for you to enjoy. Enjoy the relaxing artisan surroundings and make BAaD the place to meet friends and share drinks, food and the best of times. The wonderful management and staff are very much looking forward to making you welcome and taking good care of you.

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