What's on in Glasgow: Upcoming Concerts and Events in 2023

 What's on in Glasgow: Upcoming Concerts and Events in 2023

Known for its passionate music lovers, Glasgow is a destination for fans of the performing arts looking for an electric atmosphere. The city's diverse venues, from the OVO Hydro to the Barrowland Ballroom, play host to even more diverse acts, making Glasgow an essential stop on any concert-goer's list.

Indie Gigs in Glasgow


Editors are a British indie rock band known for their dark, atmospheric sound and lead singer Tom Smith's distinctive baritone vocals. Fans of the band can expect to hear a mix of early 00s favourites and new material, proving that Editors still have plenty left to say.

Panic Shack

Panic Shack are an up-and-coming indie band from Cardiff who are already making waves in the local music scene. Their sound is a high-spirited mix of indie rock, pop and funk, and their live show at the Garage in Glasgow is sure to be a non-stop bop.

Circa Waves

Injecting a little psychedelia into their surf rock-inspired indie rock, Circa Waves have built up quite the reputation since their formation in 2013. Don’t miss their show at the O2 Academy Glasgow, which is set to feature an array of catchy, upbeat songs from their four studio albums.

Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine, led by the powerful and emotive vocals of Florence Welch, have become one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the past decade. They're set to bless the OVO Hydro with an unforgettable night of music - get your tickets now!

We Are Scientists

American indie rock band We Are Scientists have given us plenty of indie disco classics since they formed at the turn of the millennium. Treat yourself to a night of fun and entertaining music when the band play Glasgoiw’s Oran Mor.

Rock Concerts in Glasgow

Black Stone Cherry & The Darkness

Black Stone Cherry & The Darkness are two of the most iconic and influential rock bands of the 21st century. Their show together at the OVO Hydro is shaping up to be an unforgettable night of long hair, guitar solos, and plenty of classic rock hits.

You Me At Six

Prolific British rockers You Me At Six promise to deliver a set stuffed with their biggest and best hits from across their six studio albums. Head down to the Barrowland Ballroom for a night of catchy, melodic rock anthems delivered with unmatched energy.

Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco are an American rock band that formed in 2004. They're known for their theatrical live shows, flamboyant stage presence, and eclectic sound that features elements of rock, pop, and even a bit of cabaret. Their show at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro is sure to be a night of unforgettable music and entertainment.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of all time, with an ever-growing list of iconic anthems Catch them at Hampden Park National Stadium to hear their signature funky, eclectic sound and witness their legendary onstage insanity in person.

Hundred Reasons + Hell Is For Heroes

Hundred Reasons and Hell Is For Heroes are two British rock bands who both formed in the early 2000s, and this shared billing sounds like a match made in Heaven (or maybe Hell!). Their joint headline show at the Barrowland Ballroom is shaping up to be a masterclass in oneupmanship when it comes to intense, emotive, socially conscious rock.

Pop Concerts in Glasgow

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian pop sensation who's taking the world by storm. With her catchy hooks, upbeat melodies and charismatic stage presence, she's quickly become one of the most in-demand pop stars of the moment. Her highly-anticipated concert in Glasgow is set to be the ultimate party of the year, where fans can expect to dance and sing along to her latest hit songs.

Sam Smith

Bestselling British pop artist Sam Smith, known for his emotional and powerful ballads and soulful voice, is coming to the OVO Hydro. Fans of his music can expect an intimate and personal concert experience, where they will be taken on a journey of love, heartbreak and self-discovery.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, the D-O-double-G, will soon be administering a welcome dose of West Coast swagger to the OVO Hydro. The Doggfather is promising a high-energy and unforgettable concert experience, complete with all of his classic hits, including ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ and ‘Gin and Juice’, and a few surprises along the way.

Professor Green

British rapper Professor Green, who undercuts his accessible mixture of hip-hop and pop with thought-provoking, often gut-punching lyrics, will soon be performing at the Galvanizers Yard. His dynamic and engaging shows touch on themes of mental health, poverty, and social injustice in a powerful yet thoroughly entertaining way.

Metal Gigs in Glasgow

Mötley Crüe & Def Leppard

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard are two of the biggest and most iconic names in the world of heavy metal, and their high-energy, larger-than-life stage shows are heading to Glasgow. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two of the biggest bands in the genre together on one stage. Get ready for a night of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll!

Iron Maiden

Pyrotechnics, a triple-guitar attack, and a set list filled with classic heavy metal hits - who else could it but Iron Maiden? With such air-punching anthems as ‘The Trooper’ and ‘Run to the Hills’, plus their iconic mascot Eddie in tow, Glasgow fans of Maiden are in for an absolute beast of a time.

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness, is still a sight to behold after over half a century of experience in the music industry. Boasting a set brimming with hits from both Black Sabbath’s heyday and his own successful solo career, Ozzy's sure to put on a memorable concert experience for fans of either of his iconic eras.

Bullet for My Valentine

Bullet for My Valentine, one of the most successful metalcore acts to emerge from the mid-2000s, have proven themselves time and time again to still be a force to be reckoned with. See them for yourselves at the Barrowland Ballroom - the Welsh band’s heavy riffs, powerful vocals, and relentless energy will leave you wanting more.

Comedy Shows in Glasgow

Jim Jefferies

You have been warned - Jim Jefferies has set his sights on Glasgow! This Australian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer willl be taking the stage with his controversial - and often politically incorrect - material, covering current events, politics, and social issues. His shows are always edgy, bold and not for the faint-hearted, and this one promises to be no different.

Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell is a household name in the world of comedy, celebrated for his ability to connect with his audience on a personal level and make them feel as though they are part of the joke. He has a keen eye for the absurdities of everyday life, and his routines are often filled with relatable anecdotes and clever puns. He's also well known for his political satire and his ability to bring humor to heavy subjects. Don't miss the chance to see one of the most talented comedians of our time live on stage!

Rachel Fairburn

If you’re looking for a fresh and funny take on everyday life, relationships, and mental health, you’ll find it in Rachel Fairburn. Considerable writing and podcasting skills aside, it’s Rachel’s side-splitting stand-up show that’s about to give Glasgow a serious case of the giggles - don’t miss it!