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Glasgow Places of interest

Glasgow School of Art
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and centre of the city’s art and culture so not surprising the first gig of fashionable foursome Franz Ferdinand at an exhibition called Girl Art.

Mono, King's Court, Glasgow
A wholefood store, vegetarian restaurant, record store and organic bar all rolled into one; it also sometimes hosts live music.

Indian Summer Festival
The Indian Summer weekender usuall takes place in July and is set in Victoria Park in Glasgow's leafy west end and is a lovingly intimate, alternative festival in the fresh air with great music supplied by the likes of The Flaming Lips, Midlake and more.

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Glasgow Venues

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street
Legendary Glasgow music venue where Oasis were discovered in 1993.

Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate
Glasgow’s top rock venue which attracts the likes of the Who, David Bowie, Radiohead and the Libertines. Recently voted Best Venue in Britain by Radio One listeners.

Edinburgh Venues

The Liquid Room, Victoria Street
Intimate music venue that attracts big names such as the Kaiser Chiefs. Sometimes if the dance floor gets packed jumping becomes the only dance form possible.

Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street
Housed in the ancient subterranean caverns of the city and a key player in the city’s thriving live music scene.

The Venue
Small venue has provided step up for many local bands through the years.

Usher Hall
Another legendary venue, closed down after roof started crumbling during an Orbital gig in the Nineties but now lovingly restored to it's glory.

The Rest of Scotland

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick
The only place the King of Rock 'n’ Roll, Elvis Presley ever touched down in the UK was at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport while he was in the US Army.  

Balloch Country Park, Loch Lomond
Beautiful, scenic country park and scene Oasis played a gig to 80,000 people over two nights here in the summer of 1996, as did R.E.M in 2005.