Summer Nights is back at Kelvingrove’s Bandstand this week as just over 3 weeks of great music events kick off at the iconic location.

With a capacity of just 2500, attendees can enjoy the great music surrounded by Kelvingrove greenery as well as a range of street food and drink vendors that will be part of the event.

As the first act kicks off tomorrow, here’s everything you need to know before heading to your event.

Who is playing Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand?

The Bandstand is attracting some incredible performances this year, including Pixies, Rufus Wainwright and Van Morrison. The full line-up is as follows:

  • Wednesday 27th July, Suzanne Vega
  • Thursday 28th July, Billy Bragg
  • Friday 29th July, Belinda Carlisle
  • Saturday 30th July, Rufus Wainwright
  • Tuesday 2nd August, Van Morrison
  • Wednesday 3rd August, Happy Mondays
  • Thursday 4th August, Pixies
  • Friday 5th August, The Waterboys
  • Saturday 6th August, Richard Hawley
  • Tuesday 9th August, Peat & Diesel
  • Wednesday 10th August, Laura Mvula
  • Thursday 11th August, King Creosote
  • Friday 12th August, The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Saturday 13th August, Edwyn Collins & Altered Images

Can you still get tickets for Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand?

There are some tickets still available via the Ticketmaster website here. However, many are already sold out or on limited availability so you better act fast if you want to secure some tickets!

What time are gates open for Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand?

According to Ticketmaster, all events open at 6:30pm.

What is the age restriction for Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand?

No one under the age of 5 years old will be permitted entry, and those under 16 will have to attend with an adult over the age of 18.

If you are attending with someone under 16, you will be asked on the night to complete a guardianship form.

How to get to the Kelvingrove Bandstand for Summer Nights?

The Kelvingrove Bandstand is situated in the west end of Glasgow, just beside Kelvin Way. It is easily accessible by a number of routes.

Subway: The closest subway stations are Kelvin Hall, Kelvin Bridge, Partick and Hillhead. All of these are around a 15-20 minute walk away, except Partick which is just 7 minutes.

Train: Exhibition Centre and Partick train stations are the closest to the event. From Exhibition Centre it is a 15-minute walk and from Partick, it is a 7-minute walk.

By foot: From the city centre, the Kelvingrove bandstand is easily accessible from Sauchiehall Street. As you walk straight from the centre to the West End you will reach Kelvin Way.

By car: Much of the west end has paid on-street parking, however, this is limited and no parking is provided for the event.

By bus: According to Moovit, the 2,3,4 and 4A routes service this area.