It’s fair to say that here in Scotland, the summer has been a bit of a washout. Sure, we’re used to the rain, and it has certainly never gotten between us and a festival, but the lack of vitamin D is beginning to get to us now!

So, why not get over this miserable weather and mucky festival season by snapping up some tickets to the biggest gigs still to come here in Glasgow?! 

The Fratellis, King Tut’s, 21st August 2015

This one rolls around quite soon, and marks a return to the fore for Glasgow’s favourite 00s indie ragamuffins. Although, they have played to far bigger crowds than the few who will be crammed into the tightly packed King Tut’s, any music aficionado will tell you it’s all about the venue and the vibe, and nowhere offers better than the legendary Tut’s. The intimate setting is an ideal location for The Fratellis to showcase their new wares, and with their new album dropping on the same day, you can tell it’s going to be one heck of a Friday night!

Foo Fighters, Murrayfield Stadium, 8th September 2015

There’s nothing worse than having one of your favourite bands cancel on a tour, especially when they don’t tend to play a show near you too often. Fortunately for Foos fans, Dave Grohl is genuinely the nicest guy in rock and has rescheduled all UK shows that had to be cancelled earlier in the summer due to his leg injury. The change of date might work well for Murrayfield punters as there’s hope that it might stay dry for the occasion, even if it’s not warm. Plus, with a huge back catalogue of rock hits to jump and scream to, alongside many other fans old and young, you won’t notice your outdoor stadium surroundings until the floodlights come on in the car park on the way home.

Florence + The Machine, SSE Hydro, 14th September 2015

As Dave Grohl et al had to forfeit their headline Glastonbury slot due to the aforementioned leg injury, Florence Welch and her Machine stepped up to the mark, performing their biggest headline slot to date. With a faultless voice and some huge empowering hits, the Glastonbury set went down a storm and showed the UK just what this gal and her band are capable of. Never a dull moment, anyone heading to The Hydro in Glasgow will surely be in for a non-stop whirlwind ride of glitter, huge vocals and some energetic dance moves!

The Cribs, Barrowland, 20th October 2015

Now celebrating over a decade at the heart of the UK indie scene, The Cribs still put on as much of an energetic show as established talent as they did as 00s emerging talent! The trio of brothers always give the crowd a good time, and if their intimate King Tut’s gig at the beginning of the year is anything to go by, you can expect to regress into the 2004 version of yourself one more time as you lob beer and chant loudly along with the rest of the rowdy mob going wild in the Barrowland!

Dexters, The Garage, 14th November 2015

A decidedly small venue, and what some would class as a small band; a perfect pairing, right? Well make no mistake, Dexters won’t be small for long! The noise they make is far from small. and their raucous breed of rock n roll is just the perfect weekend release after a long hard slog at work all week. If you’re a champion of all things rock, indie and Britpop, then this is a band you won’t want to miss when they roll into town.

The Darkness, O2 Academy, 5th December 2015

By December, you should well and truly be in the festive spirit, and what better way to celebrate than with the band that brought us the best Christmas song of the 00s? You’ll certainly be hoping the bells don’t end after a night of hair swishing, falsetto chanting and general all-round jovial fun from this wacky and eccentric bunch. Expect ludicrous costumes and all the trimmings, including pyrotechnics to ensure you leave with a smile on your face.

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