New programme, new July dates for Merchant City Festival 2010

The countdown is on to Glasgow's ninth Merchant City Festival, which has launched an exciting new programme of events, including several world and UK premieres of both national and international acts. Following the recent announcement of its new summer dates (22 -- 25 July), the 2010 Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet with a programme encompassing theatre, music, food, outdoor performance, visual arts, dance and fashion across a wide range of venues. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Chair of Merchant City Festival and Leader of Glasgow City Council, was joined on Thursday 17th July by dancers from Nukhut to launch the countdown to the event.