GlasGLOW returns this Halloween with a show inspired by COP26

GlasGLOW returns this Halloween with a show inspired by COP26.

Itison has announced the return of the highly anticipated annual event as the biggest climate change summit, COP26, comes to Glasgow with show creator Oli Norman writing a story based on the global climate crisis.

Guests will enter the fictional world of Glasglopolis, a sprawling metropolis that is under attack by a terrifying poisonous gloop. Playing the role of an undercover reporter, each guest will go on a journey to expose the truth and save the town’s annual Pumpkin Festival.

From October 27 to November 7, GlasGLOW will once again transform The Botanic Gardens into an immersive journey created by a team of sound, lighting and set designers. Spectators of the event will be part of history as they work to uncover a toxic threat and save Glasglopolis.

Oli Norman, CEO of itison and creator of GlasGLOW, said: “The past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for everyone, which is why we believe now more than ever in having amazing experiences together.

“In October 2020 we successfully staged GlasGLOW for over 90,000 spectators, making it Scotland’s biggest outdoor event. The odds were stacked against us, but we brought light to the dark months of winter.

“Now, with COP26 arriving in Glasgow and the eyes of the world on our hometown, we have created a brand new spectacle for locals and visitors alike that reflects our response to the climate crisis in a fun and engaging way.

“I can’t give away too much, but we’re counting on you to help us find the source of the toxic substance and save our town!”

While the exact details of this year’s show are under wraps, itison will invest a seven-figure sum to create a world-class show and has promised the return of some of the most beloved elements, including Marshmallowland.



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Early bird tickets will go on sale next Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30 a.m. at www.glasglow.com and after three consecutive years of selling, you better be quick to set your alarms.

The show will also see the return of the itison Pumpkin Fund – the community engagement initiative which sees thousands of tickets donated to families who needed them most and is funding a capital project in the town. The company will also help fund a local capital project supporting youth, sustainability and aiding education on the climate crisis.

itison will be dropping trailers over the next few days with more details on what to expect, so be sure to follow itisonGlasGLOW on Facebook and Instagram. And set your alarms for next Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30 a.m. to get tickets at www.glasglow.com

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