Glasgow: City of Music

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Glasgow is a city devoted to music. One of only six cities to hold the honor of being named a UNESCO Music City, Glasgow’s live music scene mixes all genres and audiences. The city also boasts an average of 130 music events each week ranging from pop to rock to Celtic music, opera and more.

Some popular bands that have come from Glasgow:

Franz Ferdinand

Camera Obscura

Glasvegas

Errors

The Twilight Sad

Arab Strap

Chemikal Underground

The Pastels

Top 5 Music Venues according to the Guardian:

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Nice N Sleazy

Brel

Tchai-Ovna

O2 ABC

Check out these sites for info on where to catch gigs and keep a pulse on the ever evolving music scene throughout the city:  The Glasgow: City of Music Official Page, Glasgow Music Scene, or the Official Glasgow Music Scene Facebook Page. Carey Lander from Camera Obscura, once stated that Glasgow is, “more resistant to pretentiousness than many cities. It has a different sense of cool and seems less distracted by musical fads… it continues to hold its own and remain important to people from all over the world.”

What else does Glasgow have to offer?  Here’s 8 reasons students from around the world choose Glasgow as their ideal study abroad destination.