East End Free Festival

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a full day of celebrating music and arts at The Space

Think the Edinburgh Free Fringe, only more Glaswegian, and more regular. Ran by charity People Without Labels, this arts and music all-dayer will take place every month at The Space, smack bang in the heart of The Calton.


This one day festival is absolutely free to attend and will be showcasing a diverse and representative array of acts from all over Scotland!

We are excited to welcome you to this monthly all day festival.

The East End Free Festival festival is committed to:

.:: Showcasing a diverse and representative array of acts ::.
That means 50/50 gender representation and providing space for performers of all ages, ethnicities, orientations and abilities.

.:: Having a presence throughout the year ::.
A true resource for the community rather than a one-off pop up. Thats why we are putting it on the first Saturday of every month.

.:: Keeping the festival free at the point of use ::.
Music and art has the power to build communities, inspire and manifest new abilities and careers and it allows us to express our humanity together. The best antidote to a seemingly bleak world. Thats why it has to be open to everyone. People can pay it forward if they have the means but no payment is necessary to participate and enjoy.

.:: Pay all performers as much as we can ::.
so artists aren’t out of pocket and can sustain and grow their immense talents. We will continue to try gather other sources of income so we can offer more opportunities to perform.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or perform please get in touch with us at info@thespacescotland.org.

Call out for Festival Sponsors

We are looking for partnerships worth anywhere between £100 and £10,000. We are looking for both cash and in-kind support for your business. In return we can offer your business pride of place as a supporter of local community music, comedy and arts. Distribution across thousands of flyers and posters monthly as well as a presence at the festival itself each month.

Is this you? Please get in touch at info@thespacescotland.org.

Thanks and together we can bring The East End Free Festival alive!