Entering its 17th year in 2023, PLUG Festival has been a longstanding celebration of exciting new music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Working with a huge number of ensembles and guest artists over the years – including Red Note Ensemble, Glasgow New Music Expedition, Hebrides Ensemble, Chamber Music Scotland, Gaia, RSNO and many more – PLUG is a launch pad for the new experiments and exciting ideas bouncing around RCS.

The last edition of Plug took place in April 2022, in front of a live audience for the first time in three years.

2021 saw Plug take place digitally, and you can find the amazing work created that year by 31 students – culminating in over 60 new pieces – below, displayed per year group.

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