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Just off Glasgow’s St Vincent Street lies a place where metalheads, punks, future pop stars, indie kids, hip-hop heads and everyone in-between congregates to catch the next big thing.
Here’s what you need to know…
Address: King Tut’s, 272A St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RL
Brief venue history: Since its inception in 1990, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut has been at the forefront of the Scottish live music scene and continues to be one of the most celebrated venues in the world. King Tut’s prides itself on being an exciting showcase for new and emerging bands but often welcomes back some of the biggest names in music who previously played the venue at the beginning of their career.
Who has played?: Radiohead, The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Sam Smith, Paolo Nutini, Snow Patrol, Calvin Harris, Oasis, and many more. The venue prints names of some of their faves on their stairs.
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Have there been any ‘I was there’ moments? Where do you start with a venue that’s been open nearly 30 years? The Killers played a special TRNSMT after-show following their main stage headline slot in 2018 – quite something going from a 50,000 capacity festival to a 300 capacity venue within an hour!
How do I get there?: King Tut’s is a 5-10 minute walk from Glasgow Charing Cross, Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street train stations. Here’s a map:
Where should I eat?: King Tut’s ‘Funny Bird Kitchen’ offers the perfect food to set you up before a night filled with great music. From burgers, mac n cheese, and pizzas to dirty fries, haggis bonbons, cauliflower pakora and sharing mezze, there is something for all taste buds.
Where can I stay?: There are lots of hotels around King Tut’s covering a range of budgets from EuroHostel on Clyde Street and Hotel Ibis on West Regent Street to Malmaison on West George Street and The Blythswood Hotel on Blythswood Square.
TicketWeb tips: It wouldn’t be a night at King Tut’s without a pint of King Tut’s own lager, brewed specifically for the venue from nearby West Brewery. But, if beer is not your thing, the venue has a wide selection of wines, rums, gins, and of course, Scottish Whisky.
Accessibility info: There are barriers that the venue are unable to overcome at this time due to the age of the building, so anyone attending a show at King Tut’s who has any accessible queries should contact the Bar Manager directly to discuss their requirements.
Where can you carry on the party?: Glasgow’s music and nightlife scene is filled with amazing places to dance the rest of the night away. Sauchiehall Street and Bath Street are full of great bars and clubs so head that way.
Check out listings and get tickets for shows at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut at www.ticketweb.co.uk/KingTuts