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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

The Foo Fighters at Hampden Park (June 17)

American rock band The Foo Fighters are heading to the city for their Everything Or Nothing At All Tour. Rock duo Honeyblood and Australian singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett will support them. Visit Hampden Park's website for more information.

P!nk at Hampden Park (June 28-29)

Following sold-out tours across summer last year, music icon P!nk returns to Glasgow in 2024 for her Summer Carnival Tour. Special guests are The Script, GAYLE and KidCutUp. Get your tickets at

Rocking out in city parks

Status Quo at Kelvingrove Bandstand (May 30-31)

One of Britain's longest-running bands, Status Quo returns to Glasgow for their 2024 tour. Blues rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones will be joining them. To book a place, visit the Glasgow Life tickets website.

Green Day at Bellahouston Park (June 25)

The Saviors Tour kicks off in Europe before reaching the UK. Joining Green Day are British punk and rock bands Nothing But Thieves and Maid of Ace. Visit to book your spot.

Hozier at Glasgow Green (July 10)

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter, Hozier is bringing his Unreal Unearth Tour to Glasgow. Special guests are Brittany Howard & Lord Huron. Get your tickets at

Unusual outdoor gigs in Glasgow

Sofar Sounds surprise gigs (various dates)

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. The exact location is only revealed 36 hours ahead of the event. Keep an eye out on to see what's coming up.

Glasgow music festivals

Queen's Park Spring Weekender (May 4-5)

Organised and featuring Melting Pot and Optimo (Espacio), the Queen's Park Spring Weekender has an unmissable line-up. The Blessed Madonna, Hayley Zalassi, Ribeka, Joy Orbison and more will be performing. Buy tickets at Melting Pot's website.

The Reeling (June 10-11)

The Reeling will take place in Rouken Glen Park, just outside the city. The line-up has a Celtic and traditional Scottish music vibe, with Mànran and DLÙ set to play. Check out the full line-up at

Summer Nights on the Southside at Queens Park Recreational Ground (June 29-30)

Held in the southside of Glasgow over one weekend, major acts are set to perform including The Waterboys and The Charlatans. On Saturday, Mogwai curate a day of music which sees them perform alongside acts like Slowdive, Nadine Shah and Kathryn Joseph. Visit to buy tickets.

TRSMT (July 12-14)

Gerry Cinnamon, Liam Gallagher and Calvin Harris 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)

Summer Nights at the Bandstand brings a variety of musicians to Kelvingrove Park each year. Gabrielle, Bill Bailey, Emeli Sandé and Ziggi Alberts are just a few of the acts set to perform. Tickets are available at

The Glasgow Weekender (August 2)

Indie-pop group Belle & Sebastian is organising The Glasgow Weekender at SWG3 Galvanizers yard. CMAT, Bis, The Joy Hotel will perform, with more acts yet to be confirmed. Head to the SWG3 website for more information.

Piping Live (August 10-18)

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

World Pipe Band Championships (August 16-17)

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: April 2024

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