Rouken Glen Park in Glasgow’s south side will come to life with traditional Scottish and roots music from some of the country’s most exciting artists at The Reeling on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2023.


The opening day of the festival sees a raft of bagpipe-driven Scottish bands grace the outdoor stage including Folk Band of the Year Breabach, Gaelic supergroup Dàimh, highly sought-after folk act RURA, trad four-piece Fras, Gaelic vocal harmony trio Sian, the groundbreaking and genre-defying trio Talisk and electro-trad duo Valtos.

•Peatbog Faeries in festival mode

With the word ‘reeling’ derived from much-loved Scottish dances and tunes, the aptly named festival is guaranteed to be an almighty knees-up, both on and off the stage, thanks to the likes of Scottish favourites Skerryvore, who will close the festival on Sunday night, and inimitable party starters Peatbog Faeries, who will close The Reeling on Saturday.

On Sunday Skerryvore will be joined by a cast of much-loved acts in the form of Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles, Hebrides powerhouse Eabhal, Stornoway electro-Celtic band Face The West, energetic trad act Heron Valley, festival favourites Hò-Rò, Scots singer Iona Fyfe and beloved folk singer Siobhan Miller.

This new 5,000-capacity festival, which will be a celebration of Scottish culture, creativity and community, has made a strong commitment to deliver a first-class, professionally-run visitor experience for audiences from the get go, as well as putting a laser focus on sustainability, championing a fair working environment for event staff, and committing to a gender-balanced line up from its first year.

As well as a performance-packed outdoor main stage, the tree-lined Rouken Glen Park site will be home to some unique dining experiences and other activities that will make The Reeling a truly memorable summer day out for music fans of all ages.

•Rouken Glen Park Photo: East Renfrewshire Council

The Reeling Festival Director Michael Pellegrotti said: “Despite being home to so many fantastic roots musicians, Glasgow has been longing for a summertime celebration of Scottish traditional and folk music. We believe it’s time to change that – The Reeling is just the event that the city has been crying out for.

“Our aim with The Reeling is to foster a feeling of community and creativity in everything we do. We want to create a unique wee escape in the heart of Glasgow and deliver an event that allows everyone to get together, have a great time outdoors in the summer and soak up music from some of our favourite Scottish artists. It’s also incredibly important to us that we support Scotland’s indigenous languages with a strong presence of Scots and Gaelic.

“I’m proud to have an incredibly talented and experienced team behind the scenes who will help make this the very best festival to attend. We can’t wait to welcome trad and Scottish music fans from across Glasgow and beyond for a right good reel at Rouken Glen this June.”

Both day and weekend tickets will be available via an exclusive pre-sale to The Reeling mailing list subscribers from 9am on Friday 10 February, with tickets on general sale from 9am on Saturday 11 February. 

Weekend tickets will be available at an exclusive price until March 9. Sign up at

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