Glasgow Music

Welcome to Glasgow!

Glasgow's legendary music scene led to it being named the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music in 2008. Iconic music venues like  Kings Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, OVO Hydro and Barrowland Ballroom have played host to some of the world’s greatest artists, before, and once, they’ve made it. With all music tastes catered for, Glasgow hosts an average 130 music events each week; more than any other Scottish city.  

There’s never been a better time to visit Glasgow as live music returns. The likes of Sam Fender, Royal Blood, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Queen + Adam Lambert, Celine Dion, Billy Eilish, Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, Skunk Anansie and Diana Ross are all set to grace the stage in coming months. And make sure you visit one of the many bars and pubs to catch gigs from up-and-coming artists, as well as from traditional Scottish musicians.

Why GLASGOW for music lovers?

Whether you're coming for a day, a weekend or longer, Glasgow is the perfect city for music lovers.

Immerse yourself in the UK’s UNESCO City of Music – rest your head in a music-themed hotel, dine out in some of the coolest music bars and restaurants, discover decades of musical history on captivating tours. Then enjoy Glasgow's iconic venues, outstanding festivals and world-famous club nights.

No matter what genre of music you love, the perfect gig is waiting for you in a city that lives and breathes music 365 days a year. With the most passionate audiences in a city that is not afraid to make some noise, you're in for a treat.


48 Hours in Glasgow

Local knowledge to properly experience the scene.

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Bars with Free Live Music

Stumble upon free live music, from traditional to jazz, in city bars.

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Club Nights

Everything from techno in warehouses to disco in dive bars.

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A year-round festival scene to explore.

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Music Venues

From OVO Hydro to St Luke's, it's time to discover

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What's on

Search what's coming up in the city

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What's on?

Here’s a taster of what’s going on in Glasgow


  • 6. Anne-Marie
  • 6. Michael Kiwanuka
  • 6 – 7. Alt-J, 
  • 12. Whitesnake, Foreigner, Europe
  • 15. Charli XCX
  • 16. Gregory Porter
  • 18. The Charlatans 
  • 23. Bryan Adams
  • 28. Fatherson
  • 30. My Chemical Romance


  • 2 – 3: Queen + Adam Lambert
  • 3. Bloc Party
  • 8 – 9: Celine Dion
  • 14. Billy Eilish
  • 17. Diana Ross
  • 19. Alanis Morrissette
  • 23. Barry Manilow
  • 25. Colourboxx Festival (inc Years & Years & Becky Hill)
  • 28. Kings of Leon


  • 9 - 11: TRNSMT Festival (inc. Paolo Nutini, The Strokes & Lewis Capaldi)

Glasgow for music lovers

To get you in the mood we've put together a playlist on Spotify to show you the unmissable music coming to the city over the next few months.

Roll on down the page to listen to our top tracks and toe-tapping tunes.

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