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Over the past 30 years, there has been a major investment in Glasgow venues – both by the council and by individuals and companies. It currently enjoys an enviably diverse and substantial portfolio of performing arts spaces suitable for many kinds of musical performance.



Overlooking the Clyde the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) is the perfect location for any event. The Centre provides a wide range of conference and exhibition facilities along with a 4 star hotel, all under one roof. The venue plays host to a number of musicians, comedians, and musicals with its large capacity attracting many internationally acclaimed artists such as Green Day and Rod Stewart.


Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

You can’t fail to be caught up in the magic of one of Scotland's premier music and arts venues, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as it proudly looks down Buchanan Street over the city. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is the Glasgow performance base of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and has hosted many international orchestras, soloists and conductors.


The Arches

Situated below Glasgow’s Central Station, the arches is one of Europe’s leading multi-arts venues. The multiple possibilities of the cavernous space mean that the venue plays host to some of Britain’s hippest club nights, live music and comedy events, exciting new theatre and visual art exhibitions.

The Arches is perhaps best known for its clubbing pedigree, Scotland’s original superclub is the stuff of clubbing legend. There really is no other venue like it in the world - with a capacity of up to 3000, the Grade A listed Victorian archways provide the perfect setting for a phenomenal production set-up. This is probably why a selection of top DJ’s recently voted it amongst the top ten clubs in the world in DJ magazine. The world’s biggest DJs play regularly at some of the clubs legendary nights: Colours, Inside Out, Pressure, Death Disco and Freefall.



The 1900 capacity Barrowlands is unrivalled for atmosphere, evidenced by the number of musicians who keep coming back. Some of the acts that have played include U2, Beastie Boys, The Charlatans, Bob Dylan, Snoop Dogg, and Metallica. The Barrowlands has been voted best small venue in Europe and best venue in the UK in a Radio 1 poll of over sixty bands.

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The Sub Club

Weekend in, weekend out, you can find the best of the city's music makers playing on the best sound system you will hear in Scotland or anywhere in the world for that matter. Joining them are artists from all corners of the planet, enthused by the reputation that the club, hand in hand with its hedonists, has built over the years. Recently voted 10th Best Club in the World by and voted in the top 30 in the world by DJ Magazine 2008.

A reputation that promises no prejudice and no limits when it comes to enjoying great music.

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King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut is one of Glasgow's leading concert venues, renowned in Scotland as an exciting showcase for new and emerging bands and as the venue that supported some of the UK music industry's biggest names at the start of their careers. King Tuts has a loyal audience and plays host to an eclectic mix of music acts that have included Oasis, The Verve, Radiohead, Beck, Supergrass, Ash, Suede, Travis and many others.

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O2 Academy

The O2 Academy is a music venue close to the city centre, holding 2,500 people. It underwent a £3 million refurbishment in 2003 and has hosted many top musicians, DJs and comedians including the Killers, Mos Def, Tiesto and Jimmy Carr.