Live Music in Glasgow: A Guide to the Best Concerts and Venues

Glasgow is a city renowned for its vibrant music scene, and it's no surprise that it's home to some of the best live music venues in the UK. From the iconic Barrowlands Ballroom to the newly renovated SWG3 complex, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a relaxed setting to listen to live music or an intimate venue for local bands, Glasgow has it all. The Barrowlands Ballroom is one of Glasgow's oldest and most beloved live music venues.

It's brilliantly retro, with superb acoustics and attracts the greats of indie, metal, hip-hop and more. It's also Glasgow's most iconic concert hall thanks to its characteristic flashing neon sign, so you'll never have trouble finding it. The concert, the first in more than two years, offers a small way of thanking people who are making enormous sacrifices during this crisis. If you're looking for a more relaxed setting to listen to live music, you have Stereo's sister venue, Mono.

Here you can search for records in their in-house record store before your concert. The extensive SWG3 complex, on the outskirts of Finnieston, has undergone a major renovation in recent times and now houses four concert halls, from the intimate Poetry Club to the Galvanisers, with a capacity of more than 1000 people, with the odd outdoor concert at The Yard. Opened in 1997, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut is widely considered to be one of the UK's leading venues for concerts and club nights, in which artists from almost all musical genres have participated. On the top floor there is a spacious bar; downstairs you'll find an intimate live music space where you'll find concerts by local bands, underground legends and bands touring on the cusp of glory.

Sleazy's is another favorite venue for many of Glasgow's indie bands. It offers such a wide variety of concert nights that anyone should be able to have a good time here. If you're looking for upcoming Scottish musical events by place and date, you can search from A to Z by artist name and by date to find Scottish concerts taking place near you in the music section.