Around 150 bands are coming to compete in a big music tournament in Glasgow.

The World Pipe Band Championships are coming to the city on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13.

As thousands of pipers and drummers are set to compete in the international event, spectators will be able to enjoy live pipe-band music all weekend.

The competition is going ahead for the first time since 2019, due to cancellations because of the pandemic.

Organisers The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and Glasgow Life are expecting 146 competitors from 10 countries including Austria, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Argentina and the USA.

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Lord Provost Jacqueline McLaren of Glasgow City Council, and Chieftain of this year’s championships, said: “The World Pipe Band Championships are a wonderful spectacle that celebrates Scottish culture, and I am honoured to serve as Chieftain.

"The Worlds bring a carnival atmosphere to Glasgow Green and are an opportunity to witness history in the making. It’s an unforgettable occasion, and I would urge anyone who can attend to come along and experience the sights and sounds of the best pipe bands in the world.”

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Kevin Reilly, Chairman of The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said: “We are delighted to be back at Glasgow Green for the pinnacle of competitive pipe band competition.

"Following a two-year absence, the pipers and drummers are raring to go and perform in front of thousands of supporters. The Worlds are a highly anticipated occasion, and it is exciting to see 146 bands taking part. It promises to be a memorable event for the bands and spectators who travel from far and wide to attend.”

The Worlds will take place in Glasgow at the same time as Piping Live! which this year runs between Friday, August 6 and Sunday, August 14.