Things To Do in Glasgow For Music Fans

We're looking at the best venues to visit in Glasgow if you’re a music fan. We hope you like it and find it of use. There’s something for everyone here, whatever your musical tastes! Enjoy!

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

A great place to see exciting new bands playing to live audiences. There’s all sorts here, so whatever your tastes there’ll be something for you. There’s an upstairs venue as well and café with bar situated in the basement. Several bands got their lucky break here, bands such the Manics, Paolo Nutini and Biffy Clyro and The Strokes.


The perfect venue to see live big name stars. It’s housed in a beautiful art-deco building with great sound quality. in the past it’s been a hippodrome and a cinema. It’s now part owned by the O2 when Academy Music Group bought a large stake in the business. The quality of artists that perform here is exceptional so it should be an addition to your list of music venues.

O2 Academy

Great venue for some first-class acts, it’s hosted many well-known bands and concerts are always sold out, so definitely add it to your itinerary during your stay here.

SSE Hydro

Another superb venue which has hosted some brilliant high profile events as well as major stars such as Beyoncé and Prince. This is a beautiful building with a vast arena not far from the banks of the Clyde.


A great venue which also has a bar with gig posters on the wall and a vegan menu. It’s a perfect place to listen to music and relax. It’s down Renfield Lane and is a popular café-bar since the mid-noughties.


Again, a superb venue with a vegan menu and some great experimental music. This is an independent arts and music, dining and drinking and venue with a great sense of community spirit held under a stunning domed roof. It was opened at the beginning of the noughties on the corner of an old railway arch based at Kings Court.

The Glad Cafe

A café with excellent food and its own magazine, there’s all you need for a good time with cake beer and all sorts of dishes. It’s inspired by London’s Café Oto and offers a heady mix of music from indie to folk.


Two spaces where you can hear some great bands, this is either at the Poetry Club or at SWG3. There’s great live music to be heard, and the two venues are excellent for live music, food and chat.

Barrowland Ballroom

This venue has a capacity for nearly 2,000 people on a sprung dancefloor which used to be a ballroom. It’s certainly a striking building and the perfect place to have some great music. It’s been party to some brilliant music along the way with guests such as Jesus and Mary Chain, The Zutons and Ryan Adams.

Royal Concert Hall

A great venue for music and big events with all sorts of different music. The Royal Concert Hall is an amazing building dating back to the beginning of the 90s. It’s at the two shopping street Buchanan and Sauchiehall making it the perfect end to busy day.