Like its clubbing scene, Glasgow has a pretty impressive reputation when it comes to showcasing the finest live music. Whether you're looking for the next big thing performing to a crowd of ten at the back of some dingy bar, to catching the biggest in the business taking over the city's best arenas, the venues below should have you well covered. See you down the front.
The best live music venues in Glasgow
From small and intimate gig spots to huge arenas hosting the biggest names, here's our pick of Glasgow's best music venues
Glasgow live music venues
With a reasonable claim to the title of Glasgow's most iconic gig venue, a sprung dancefloor thanks to its previous life as an actual ballroom, its striking neon frontage and a capacity of 1,900 – all standing – the atmosphere at Barrowlands can be one of the best. The legend goes that Metallica and Oasis have both namechecked it as among their favourites anywhere, never mind the British Isles, while the A-Z of acts to have graced the stage runs from Ryan Adams to the Zutons. When the Jesus and Mary Chain decided to go out on the road in 2014 and play Psychocandy in its entirety which Glasgow venue did they choose? Exactly.