The 10 best music events in Glasgow this summer

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Glasgow is well known as a buzzing music city. So whether you’re a fan yourself – or have guests staying in your short-term rental property who want to experience the city’s thriving live scene – here are our top gig picks for the summer months…

  1. The times they are a-changing

    Last year, Bob Dylan turned 75 and won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature. Does that mean he’s hanging up his iconic folk-rock hat? Not likely – in fact, following the release of his 37th album ‘Fallen Angels’, this titan of modern music will make his first Scottish appearance since 2015.

    Bob Dylan: 7th May, SECC Clyde Auditorium

  2. And then there were three

    Not many bands can lose two members and keep going strong. But then Take That has never been just a band – more of a pop phenomenon. From teen heart-throbs in the 1990s to comeback kings, the quintet (now a trio) keep churning out the catchy hits and dazzling audiences with their stage shows.

    Take That: 11/12/13th May, SSE Hydro

  3. West end girls (and boys)

    With a festival like this in the west end of Glasgow, you – and your guests – are sorted. There are over 400 events, including headliner Chaka Khan who will be on stage for the opening party on June 4th at the Kelvingrove Bandstand. Also look out for 80s legends Kool and the Gang on June 9th and Chic (featuring Nile Rodgers) on June 11th.

    West End Festival: 2nd – 25th June, 75 venues across the west

  4. Back to the old school

    One of the founding bands of the ‘Madchester’ scene, the Stone Roses debut album is considered to be one of the finest of this genre. They never really topped it, but put on a great show and have a lot of very enthusiastic fans. Come on, they wanna be adored…

    Stone Roses: 24th June, Hampden Park

  5. Born in the USA

    No, not Bruce Springsteen – the other, younger rock poets of American life: Green Day. A coincidence that they’re playing on Independence Day? Probably, but timing aside, the Grammy Award-winners return to Scotland on July 4th as part of their Revolution Radio tour. It’s set to be the most riotous rock ‘n’ roll night of the summer.

    Green Day: 4th July, Bellahouston Park

  6. Out with the old

    2016 saw the last (ever?) T In The Park. But the organisers and sponsors weren’t going to let the loyal festival goers down, and have relaunched the event as TRNSMT, which runs over the same weekend but in the centre of Glasgow – so no need for the tents (or mud, hopefully). Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro are headlining.

    TRNSMT: 7/8/9th July, Glasgow Green

  7. Oh those summer nights

    Summer Nights at the Kelvingrove Bandstand is one of our favourite music events of the year. Cross your fingers for no rain and head down to this iconic open-air venue to watch three nights of gigs. This year’s line-up features Brian Wilson, Tom Jones, Texas, the Pixies, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Seasick Steve and more…

    Summer Nights: 31st July 1st/2nd August, Kelvingrove Bandstand

  8. My heart will go on

    Who doesn’t love the Titanic voice Celine Dion? This is the Canadian powerhouse’s 12th tour – and the Glasgow show looks set to be an exciting one as it’s the last of 25 dates. Sing along to the classics like ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and hear Celine’s new tracks from her upcoming album.

    Celine Dion: 5th August, SSE Hydro

  9. The real Slim Shady

    The headliner at this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park is none other than US rap superstar Eminem. Eminem, a.k.a. Marshall Mathers, has six UK number one albums and seven chart-topping singles under his belt. He hasn’t played here since 2013 so tickets have been in high demand. Have you got yours?

    Eminem: 24th August, Bellahouston Park Glasgow

  10. I am Legend

    Did you know John Legend was discovered by Kanye West? Since then, he’s gone on to become a multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter. His ‘Darkness and Light’ tour is a perfect way to round off a musical summer in Glasgow. Our favourite song? The soulful “Ordinary People”…

    John Legend: 8th September, SSE Hydro

    At SpotHost, we don’t just help you manage your Glasgow area Booking.com or Airbnb property – we know what’s on in the city so your guests can get the most from their visit. Contact us today by emailing enquiry@spothost.co.uk or calling 0141 375 1886.

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