Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Music Tour

Glasgow Music Tour

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39 tour stops

1

Dougal introduces Scottish DJ Jim Gellatly

Let's get started

2 min
2

George Square

Through 100 years of music to the Barrowland, exploring old legends and new haunts.

3 min
3

City Halls

From Charles Dickens to Billy Connolly, a rich history with musical variations...

32 s
4

Old Fruitmarket

Cobbled ground, vaulted roof, old market hall – and music, music, music.

2 min
5

Barrowland

The Kinks, Bowie, Oasis, U2, Simple Minds, Mogwai: who hasn’t played the Barrowland?

4 min
6

Wellpark Brewery: Part One

Time for T

5 min
7

Wellpark Brewery Part Two

More time for T

8 min
8

Glasgow Green

A global meeting place

3 min
9

Mono

Cafe, record store, laid-back new music hangout for DJs, bands and local regulars.

1 min
10

13th Note

Essential starting point for up and coming musicians

2 min
11

Tron Theatre

Old kirk with lurid past and edgy new talent

3 min
12

Britannia Panopticon

The weird and wonderful Panopticon

4 min
13

Scotia Bar

(Maybe) Glasgow’s oldest bar offers a heady brew of alcohol, music and politics.

2 min
14

Victoria & Clutha Bar

Meet you at the corner

3 min
15

Riverside Club

Blood, sweat and reels

2 min
16

O2 Academy

Art Deco cinema beams new music

4 min
17

The Arches

Now closed – but the legend lives on

6 min
18

Sub Club

Voted one of world’s best dance clubs. Sub Club stirs strong emotions.

4 min
19

Classic Grand

Former ‘adult cinema’ reborn.

2 min
20

Cathouse

Centre of booming rock industry, Cathouse Promotions can boom!

3 min
21

Stereo

Hidden gem, new indie music meets Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

3 min
22

King Tut's

The truth about that Oasis discovery?

5 min
23

Nice N Sleazy

Hip hangout for upcoming bands. And a 'killer jukebox'.

3 min
24

Tiffany’s and The Locarno

Ghosts of much-loved, long-gone Locarno Ballroom and Tiffany’s disco.

3 min
25

The Garage

Behind the yellow truck: Scotland’s biggest club, indie rock, pop and hip hop.

5 min
26

O2 ABC

To be continued, we hope

7 min
27

The Chateau

Legendary haunt of Franz Ferdinand

2 min
28

Glasgow School of Art

The world waits. For the second time

8 min
29

National Piping Centre

The sound of Scotland's best known musical instrument echoes around the world

3 min
30

The Pavilion

From Charlie Chaplin to the Mighty Boosh: Scotland’s privately run music hall theatre

3 min
31

The Apollo

Below Cineworld, almost mythical Apollo (or Greens Playhouse). EVERYONE played here.

5 min
32

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Where to hear Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Elgar and Elvis, but not all at once.

3 min
33

Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

A global brand gains a distinctly Glasgow identity

7 min
34

The Ferry

Rock the boat

2 min
35

River Clyde

Prosperity and poverty, a journey down the historic river running through Glasgow

4 min
36

Pacific Quay

Creative Clyde brings new meaning to Clydebuilt

4 min
37

The SECC and SSE Hydro

Monumental music arena

4 min
38

Ben Nevis

Spontaneous and welcoming, a contemporary twist on Traditional Scottish culture

2 min
39

Goodbye for now

But the music never ends

53 s

Overview

Nothing stands still. Least of all one of the world's greatest music cities.

Fire and fortune bring changes. But live music is an essential part of Scotland's largest city, Britain's first UNESCO City of Music, and DJ Jim Gellatly is the perfect guide to lead you to where it happens.

Find the flat where Franz Ferdinand played their first gig, the venue where 15-year-old Lulu debuted, the theatre that launched Stan Laurel's career.

Discover why Glasgow is the favourite gig for musicians from Mogwai to Hue & Cry, Simple Minds to Led Zeppelin.

It's a long walk but you can stop and start again any time, with a great soundtrack to keep you going. There's locally inspired music from the Barrowland to King Tut's. From Old Fruitmarket to Nice N Sleazy. From Glasgow Green to the (we hope) temporarily boarded up Glasgow School of Art – and the very much alive National Piping Centre.

Come with us and we'll take you on a musical journey of a lifetime.

Itinerary 16 km / 4:00

Offline map included

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