Glasgow Summer Sessions

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Glasgow Summer Sessions
GenreRock, Alternative, Dance, Rap
Location(s)Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Summer Sessions which began in 2013 is an annual series of concerts held every August at Bellahouston Park in the Southside of Glasgow, Scotland. Taking place on the last weekend of August over 2–3 nights the event attracts up to 100,000 people each year and some of the biggest names in music.


The festival was founded in 2013 by Geoff Ellis, DF Concerts & Live Nation UK

In its debut year of 2013 crowds of 100,000 saw Avicii, Eminem and Kings of Leon over three nights with an average of over 33,000 people per night.

August 2014 saw 60,000 attend concerts headlined by French, DJ David Guetta & Las Vegas Rockers The Killers whilst 2015 saw two 35,000 sold-out shows headlined by Scottish artists Paolo Nutini and Calvin Harris.

The 2016 Summer Sessions were Headlined by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on the Friday night in front of a crowd of over 25,000. The following evening was headlined by Scottish Rockers Biffy Clyro with a Sold-Out crowd of 35,000.

On Thursday 2 March 2017 it was announced that American hip-hop star Eminem would Headline the 2017 Summer Sessions. This would be Eminem's second Summer Sessions appearance after Headlining the event in 2013. Tickets became available on Friday 3 March 2017 and as of Tuesday 21 March 2017 the show had sold out with all 35,000 tickets being snapped up.

In February 2018 Compton Rapper Kendrick Lamar performed at a sold out SSE Hydro. Upon his departure after the Gig he apologized that it had been 5 years since his last appearance in the city & vowed he would be back sooner rather than later. 24 hours after the show it was confirmed that he was headlining the Summer Session in August 2018. Tickets went on sale at the start of March and all 35,000 tickets were sold out in a few days.

List of Headliners[edit]



Thursday 15 August Saturday 17 August Tuesday 20 August


Saturday 16 August Tuesday 19 August


Saturday 29 August Sunday 30 August


Friday 26 August Saturday 27 August


Thursday 24 August


Wednesday 22 August Saturday 25 August Wednesday 29 August


Friday 16 August
Saturday 17 August
Sunday 25 August

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