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    Top Things to Do in Glasgow in July 2019

    Summer in the city is always buzzing, and here in Glasgow, we like to make sure there’s a chock full calendar on the go.

    With several big-name music acts, festivals and exhibitions taking place throughout July, the city is always buzzing; from TRNSMT just a stone throw’s away from our front door to legendary rockers stopping by on their last ever tour, things will be heating up this month, and we cannot wait.

    Here are some of our pick of the best events taking place in Glasgow in July.

    What’s on in Glasgow in July 2019:

    1. TRNSMT Festival - Glasgow Green - 12th-14th July 2019
    2. KISS - SSE Hydro - 16th July 2019
    3. Carrie Underwood - SSE Hydro - 2nd July 2019
    4. Gladys Knight - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - 1st July 2019
    5. Burt Bacharach - Kelvingrove Bandstand - 15th July 2019
    6. James Acaster - o2 Academy Glasgow - 20th July 2019

    More detail on each of the events:

    TRNSMT Festival

    Join thousands of other festival-goers and come together at one of the biggest events in Glasgow this year – TRNSMT Festival.

    TRNSMT made its debut as a replacement of sorts for T in the Pak in 2017 and is back in 2019 for round three. Taking place over three days, the festival will take over Glasgow Green and quickly turn the city centre into one big festival atmosphere.

    Headliners this year include Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen and George Ezra, with massive acts like Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, Bastille, Sigrid and local hero Gerry Cinnamon all gracing the stage.

    Fraser Suites Glasgow is one of the closest places to get accommodation for anyone going to TRANSMT. We are just a five-minute walk away to the park from our location here in Merchant City, making it effortless to go to the festival.


    It will be the last time ever you’ll be able to rock and roll all night (and of course) party every day with KISS. Their show at the SSE Hydro this month as part of their aptly named The Final Tour Ever which is seeing them go on one last hurrah around the world.

    Whether it’s your first time going, or you’re a seasoned member of the KISS Army, their shows are something else. Many of the elements of their gigs have been replicated by dozens of bands throughout the years, but seeing the pioneers of fireworks, wire acrobatics while playing bass and podium solos while wearing dangerously high platform boots in an arena all came from KISS.

    Carrie Underwood

    Country music is most definitely cool again with the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton winning awards left, right and centre. One of the biggest names in country for years now is making a special stop off in Glasgow as part of her The Cry Pretty Tour.

    Carrie Underwood is bringing her style of country (with a little hint of pop) for what is sure to be a country show like you don’t see anywhere else. She puts a lot of effort into her shows, so it’s a lot more than just standing at the mic with a guitar.

    She’ll also have support by UK breakout country stars The Shires.

    If you’re staying with us and going to a show at the SEE Hydro, SECC or Armadillo and are wondering if it’s going to be a hassle, we are located just around the corner from Argyle Street station which has direct train routes to the Hydro. Or if you prefer to drive or hop in a taxi, you can be there in under 10 minutes. And on the off chance you get an unbeatable bit of Glasgow sunshine in the early evening and the weather’s great, you can always walk right along the Clyde to get there. It’s a great way to see the city.

    Gladys Knight

    One of two musical icons coming to Glasgow this month (more on the second just below) soul legend Gladys Knight wasn’t given the moniker Empress of Soul for nothing. 

    From absolute classics like Midnight Train to Georgia to The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, she will be performing a mixture of soul and Motown that everyone has grown up with.

    Burt Bacharach

    Some would unironically say that the world does need love right now, and there’s no better man to belt out that message than legendary Burt Bacharach.

    Making a rare appearance here in Glasgow, he’s one of the first acts to be playing as part of the Summer Sessions at Kelvingrove Bandstand this year. Gigs at this open-air venue are one of the unique ways to see an artist perform in the city.

    We’ll expect him to be singing classics like My Little Red Book and Alfie to an adoring audience.

    James Acaster

    Whether you found yourself laughing hard at the banana bit from his Netflix special or have seen him on the likes of Mock The Week or Would I Lie To You, it’s safe to say James Acaster is one of the biggest names in UK comedy right now. 

    His new tour, named Cold Lasagne Hate Myself, brings him to the o2 Academy in July. It’ll be a great night out and given the venue he’s playing in, one of the best places to see his style of stand-up.

    This also sold out extremely quickly, so expect the crowd to be electric. 

    Finding accommodation in Glasgow this July 

    There’s no need to waste time on a dozen comparison sites looking for a good rate on a room. Here at Fraser Suites Glasgow, you’re guaranteed the best price possible when you book directly here on site.

    We have studio apartments that are ideal if you’re visiting Glasgow for a show and need somewhere central and reliable to stay at. 

    And if you already know what dates you’re coming to Glasgow, visit our offers page to see if you can get a great deal for one of our rooms.

    Book direct and get the best rates available.