Kelvingrove Bandstand Film

With the support of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant,  Hopscotch Films celebrated the redevelopment of Kelvingrove Bandstand by making a short documentary film about the history of this very special venue.  This fabulous film captures a rich oral history of the bandstand’s recent past.  It was created in 2014.

We are very grateful to all the people who contributed their time, memories and original footage to make this film possible.

With the impetus of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre was redeveloped to become a fully functioning live performance venue from summer 2014.

The bandstand dates from 1924 and was in use for the people of Glasgow until 1999 when its unsafe state meant it had to be closed.  The Bandstand has seen a lot of local and regional groups championing the cause of its revival, including the Friends of Kelvingrove Park. It has a wide and varied history of live music and political rallies and a strong place in the heart of Glaswegians. The bandstand is most significant for these social associations.