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Top outdoor music events this summer

Top outdoor music events this summer

From global stars at stadiums to classic acts in city parks to major festivals, the stage is set for a summer of music!

Stadium gigs with global stars

Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Hampden Park (July 23)

US Rockers Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform the last date of their North American and European Tour in Glasgow. The 23-date global tour is sure to come to an epic close in front of the legendary Glasgow crowd. Special guests The Roots and King Princess join them. Get your tickets at

Rocking out in city parks

Bellahouston Park (June - various dates)

  • Muse (June 23) - Alternative-rock trio Muse bring their Will of the People world tour to Glasgow.
  • Arctic Monkeys (June 25) - The Sheffield-band, whose popularity only grows, are sure to attract a mixed age group to their Glasgow gig.
  • Guns N' Roses (June 27) - On-the-go since the 1980s, rockers Guns N' Roses know how to put on a show.

Visit for tickets for each of these events.

Unusual outdoor gigs in Glasgow

Sofar Sounds surprise gigs (May 23 & July 11)

For outdoor gigs in surprise locations follow Sofar Sounds. You can expect to see 2 or 3 short sets from incredible performers from a variety of music genres. But you won't know who you are seeing until the evening itself! And the exact location is only revealed 36 hours ahead of the event. Two outdoor events set to take place this summer in Glasgow are - Merchant City on May 23 and near Kinning Park on July 11. Visit to book.

Glasgow music festivals

Riverside Festival (June 3 - 4)
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the dance electronic festival takes place outside the striking Riverside Museum beside the River Clyde. Acts performing include Acemoma, Farnaz, Celeste, Inez and many more. Get tickets at

The Reeling (June 10 - 11)
Brand new music festival The Reeling will take place in Rouken Glen Park, just outside of the city. The line-up has a Celtic and traditional Scottish music vibe, with Peatbog Fairies and Blazin' Fiddles set to play. Check out the full line-up at

Glasgow Jazz Festival (June 14 - 18)
Some of the biggest names in jazz, blues, soul, funk, R&B and world music will perform across various venues for the 37th Glasgow Jazz Festival. Visit

Mela (June 25)
A range of performing artists, including many musicians, take part in Mela at Kelvingrove Park each year. Follow Glasgow Mela on Facebook.

TRNSMT (July 7 - 9)
Pulp, Sam Fender and The 1975 are the headline acts for this 3-day festival that takes over Glasgow Green each July. Tickets can be purchased at

Summer Nights at The Bandstand (various dates, July/August)
Staged on the Kelvingrove Bandstand, Summer Nights brings a variety of musicians to Kelvingrove Park each year. Anastacia, Kassidy, Del Amitri and Sugababes are just a few of the acts to perform. Tickets are available at

Piping Live (August 12-20)

Traditional and contemporary musicians take part in the week-long Piping Live each year. Visit to find out more.

World Pipe Band Championships (August 18-19)

Featuring bands from all over the world, The Worlds sees over 200 bands battle it out in Glasgow Green for the top title. Find out more at

Article last updated: May 2023

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