Live Music

Scottish band ‘Frightened Rabbit’ playing in the Barrowland Ballroom

Glasgow is one of the music capitals of the UK and the hub of music in Scotland. The best place to look for gig tickets for the bigger bands is Tickets-Scotland who have an office next to Central Station so you can pick up tickets and save on expensive postage fees! You can usually save even more money by picking tickets up from the venue directly so make sure to check that before you buy!

For local folk music, check out The Islay, Park Bar and other venues in the Finnieston area west of the city centre. Ask the LC members for more suggestions!


One of Glasgow largest gig venues, there’s usually someone playing here most days! Two rooms catering for a mainstream mashup of house, indie and electro.

Where: Sauchiehall Street

Barrowland Ballroom

Ranked as one of the best live music venues in the world, other than stadium gigs, this is the biggest venue in Glasgow!

Where: Gallowgate

Hampden Park

The Scottish National Football Stadium, Hampden Park hosts football (soccer) matches as well as concerts for artists like Rihanna, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen.

Where: G42 9BA

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Consistently ranked as one of the best small venues in the world, live gigs from small and huge bands and artists. With a capacity of under 200 it’s an intimate affair with the larger bands that have played in the past including Foo Fighters and Oasis.

Where: St. Vincent Street


A chilled out place with a small stage for live acts as well as a trendy record store in the back where you can pick up some vinyl. Also serves food from a vegan/vegetarian menu and brews their own beer!

Where: King’s Court

Nice N Sleazy

A more underground vibe from Sleazys with many unsigned bands playing here every week.

Where: Sauchiehall Street

SSE Hydro

This massive venue attracts some of the biggest artist in the world! In 2015/16 they hosted Imagine Dragons, Adele and Hozier, to mention a few.

Where: SECC (Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre)