Glasgow lives and breathes music. It plays a massive part in the city’s history, in its present and undoubtedly in its future. Glasgow has a place for everyone with an interest in music – from local community music groups, to world renowned artists, small independent labels to global innovators. This city has it all. It is a city of real opportunity for those looking to launch a successful music industry career.
Glasgow’s vibrant music scene is bursting with many local and touring bands and artists of different genres who perform across the city, in smaller venues such as The Glad Café and Nice n’ Sleazy’s, and Internationally renowned institutions such as; King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, the Barrowlands, and the colossal SSE Hydro – you can findan eclectic mix of live music on any night of the week!
Many popular bands have started out playing on the Glasgow scene, including Chvrches, Snow Patrol, Twin Atlantic, and Franz Ferdinand. Oasis signed their first contract after playing at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, and it’s also where Calvin Harris, Biffy Clyro and Travis found fame. The list of amazing artists could go on and on.
Glasgow is a UNESCO World City of Music, and local and international music festivals take place throughout the year, including the Tenement Trail, TRANSMT, Bellahouston Summer Sessions, Celtic Connections, Stag & Dagger, Playground Festival, and Glasgow Jazz Festival.
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut also run two annual festivals – Summer nights at King Tut’s and King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution.