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    The best events in Glasgow in March 2020

    Bye-bye winter and hello Merchant City in the Springtime. Glasgow comes alive around this time of year as we shake away the last of the dark and dreary winter vibes and get ready to tackle spring full on.

    And with the seasons changing, the number of events taking place really does ramp up in March. The city is chock-a-block with all sorts taking place this month. We had a hard time trying to pick the best of the bunch which sees local legend Lewis Capaldi have a homecoming at the SSE Hydro, a St. Patrick’s Day tradition taking place in the Barrowlands, and all before we even think about the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

    Whether you’re only staying with us for one night or are coming to Glasgow for a city break, here’s everything you need to know about events taking place across the city in March.

    Top events in Glasgow across March 2020:

    • Lewis Capaldi
    • Glasgow International Comedy Festival
    • Halsey
    • Steve Martin & Martin Short
    • Stereophonics
    • The Script
    • Country 2 Country
    • The Creative Craft Show
    • KISSTORY presents The Blast Off! Tour
    • Dermot Kennedy
    • William Shatner
    • Music From the Movies
    • An Evening with Floyd Mayweather
    • The Who
    • The 1975
    • Glasgow Vegan Festival
    • Stiff Little Fingers
    • Sam Fender 

    Our pick of the best events in Glasgow this March: 

    Lewis Capaldi

    • Date: 5th – 6th March
    • Venue: SSE Hydro

    To say the local singer’s rise has been meteoric would be an understatement. Lewis Capaldi plays two shows at the biggest venue in town after the major success of debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent; which itself has gone platinum in less than six months.

    It is undoubtedly the gig of the month. The first night is sold out, but there may be some available for the second which you can check on the SEC website here.

    Glasgow International Comedy Festival

    • Date: 12th  - 29th March
    • Venue: Across Glasgow


    A festival that seems to pick up steam every year, the 18th edition of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival is the biggest yet and chock full of shows taking over venues across the city.

    Whether you’re going to see the likes of Trevor Noah at The Hydro, Jimmy Carr at the Armadillo, or any of the dozens of shows at the Stand, this festival will tickle anyone’s funny bone. 

    Steve Martin & Martin Short

    • Date: 9th March
    • Venue: SSE Hydro

    Just a few days before the comedy festival begins, two Hollywood legends grace the stage at the Hydro for what will be one of those nights you might end up sore from laughing so much. If you haven’t seen their recent Netflix special An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, you’re going to want to.


    • Date: 11th March
    • Venue: SSE Hydro


    With their eleventh studio album Kind recently going straight in the No.1 Spot, Stereophonics are one the most significant UK bands around, with an estimated 8.5 million album sales in the UK alone.

    Expect to hear all their greatest hits from a gig that will provide the perfect midweek pick me up.

    The Creative Craft Show

    • Date: 5th - 8th March
    • Venue: SEC

    Get your needles at the ready as the Creative Craft Show comes to the SEC. It’s a paradise for those that sew with displays, demos and shops showcasing all things knitting.

    Tickets start at £11 for a one day pass.

    KISSTORY presents The Blast Off! Tour

    • Date: 8th March
    • Venue: SSE Hydro

    All you have to say is that Fatman Scoop is hosting an event and it’s a guarantee we’ll be there. But add Nelly, Shaggy, Salt N Pepa and a few surprises into the mix, and this will be one Sunday night unlike others you’d had in a while.

    William Shatner

    • Date: 9th  March
    • Venue: Glasgow Concert Hall

    Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise will be beaming his way to the top of Buchanan Street for a very special screening of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, where the legendary actor will take part in a Q&A after the movie.

    Music from the Movies

    • Date: 14th  March
    • Venue: Old Fruitmarket

    Saturday night at the movies, who cares what picture you see. 

    Well, the likes of E.T, Star Wars, The Godfather, Superman and Mission: Impossible all crammed into one evening, this show by the London Concertante runs through some of the most memorable movie themes of all time. 

    The Who

    • Date: 23rd  March
    • Venue: SSE Hydro

    It’s crazy to think The Who has been going for over 55 years and don’t show any signs of stopping. Coming off the back of their cleverly titled new album Who, expect a show full of their classics and plenty of mic swinging.

    Glasgow Vegan Festival

    • Date: 28th  March
    • Venue: Hampden Park


    Having recently been crowned one of the UK’s top ten vegan cities (second only to Edinburgh), the vegan food scene in the city is mightily impressive. So it makes sense that something like the Glasgow Vegan Festival would take place somewhere as big as Hampden Park.

    For only £4 you can visit the festival where over 80 different vendors will be showcasing all kinds of food, with plenty of samples on the go. And if you’re ready to limber up, we’ve been told there’s also free yoga throughout the day too. 

    Stiff Little Fingers

    • Date: 17th  March
    • Venue: Barrowlands Ballroom

    As sure as you are to find a shamrock on a Guinness around St. Patrick's Day weekend, Stiff Little Fingers are going to be in the Barrowlands. It’s a tradition that as seen the Northern Irish band play in the venue year after year around the same time after they recorded their 1993 album Pure Fingers live in the same place.

    Sam Fender

    • Date: 23rd - 24th  March
    • Venue: Barrowlands Ballroom

    Anytime an artist sells out two nights in the Barras, you know it’s going to be a good time. Coming off the success of his debut album getting to No.1, Sam Fender takes up residency at arguably Glasgow’s most iconic music venues.

    And with Fraser Suites Glasgow less than 600m away from the venue, you won’t find a better accommodation choice if you’re staying overnight in Glasgow for the gig.

    Where to stay in Glasgow in March?

    We didn’t even have time to mention big events also taking place across town throughout March, including St. Patrick's Day, but if you’re planning on having a city break in Glasgow do it in style with a stay at Fraser Suites Glasgow.

    With our serviced studio apartments containing fully furnished residence and kitchen areas, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better accommodation in the heart of Merchant City. With our prime location and so many of the city’s best attractions right on our doorstep, we’re a must for anyone looking to make the most of a short stay in Glasgow.

    If you’re going to any of the events mentioned above in this piece, or know the exact dates you’ll be in Glasgow this March, take a quick look at our offers page. Check out our latest deals on early bookings and see if you can save when you book in advance.