Music Venues in Glasgow

As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow and its inhabitants place a very special emphasis on the art. From folk and trad to pop and rock, Glasgow has a heaving stock of great music and incredible venues in which to hear it. Whether you're an amateur or an aficionado, there's just the place for you to hear some great bands and musicians in the city. From the West End to Merchant City, we've come up with a list of venues for all your slow-swaying and mosh-pitting needs. Rock on, Glasgow, rock on. 


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Audio

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Head on down to Argyle Street if you're looking for one of the best gig venues in Glasgow. Churning out regular independent names and small gigs, it's fun, it's affordable, and it's absolutely teeming with that live music energy. 

The Old Hairdresser's

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The Old Hairdresser's is a cool wee hideout on Renfield Lane. Upstairs in the attic is a tiny venue with a slapdash church hall vibe. A fun spot for party gigs where the crowd of trendy young things dance the night away to thumping local bands and musicians. A twee spot to catch a gig in Glasgow.  

Blackfriars

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Blackfriars is a cool den for alternative live music in Merchant City. A bit of a hidden gem, Blackfriars hosts some kicking nights of live soul, funk, reggae, mod, ska, indie, rock 'n' roll, blues and country. If you love live music and  are looking for something a little different, Blackfriars' gigs are worth checking out. 

Box

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 A compact gig venue in Glasgow for local musicians and band talent, not only is BOX all about providing the city with entertainment on home soil, there's a roster of comedy nights and open mic evenings to boot. 

The Barrowland Ballroom is one of the most iconic music venues in Glasgow. Steeped in musical history, this place has been home to everyone from Britney Spears to Bob Dylan. Still as awesome-sounding as ever, it's a killer spot to hear a gig in Glasgow.