CONCERTS IN GLASGOW
Glasgow has one of the most respected music scenes in the UK, and the best in Scotland. The city’s knowledgeable and friendly crowds regularly attract international artists at large stadium gigs and intimate live music venues.
The city was declared a UNESCO City of Music in 2008, recognising it globally for the vibrant music scene and its contribution to music across several genres. Many internationally famous artists have helped put Glasgow on the map: Amy MacDonald, Belle & Sebastian, Simple Minds, Franz Ferdinand, Mark Knopfler and Primal Scream amongst them.
Glasgow has hundreds of small gig venues that newcomers frequent. Many of the city’s bars and clubs are transformed into gig venues after dark and the city’s indigenous music scene is thriving. Daily listings are available for concerts taking place in any of the city’s numerous venues, be they big or small.
Glasgow Concert VenuesWith some of the best concert venues in the UK, the city is able to put on performances of grand scales. Some of the larger concert venues include SECC, SSE Hydro, Hampden Park National football stadium and Ibrox Stadium. Other medium-sized venues are the famous O2 Academy and Glasgow Barrowland. Popular intimate live music venues include King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Queen Margaret Union and the Garage. For classical, jazz or Celtic music performances check out the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, City Halls or the Old Fruitmarket.
Whether you’re visiting the city to see an international artist or enjoying a short break in the city and looking for some evening entertainment, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow offers sophisticated city centre accommodation. Located in the heart of the city, many concert venues in Glasgow are within walking distance of the hotel. Travelling to the city suburbs, the nearby subway and buses are convenient alternatives.