The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

The Barrowlands (more properly The Barrowland Ballroom) is an iconic dance hall and concert venue in Glasgow!

The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

About The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

244 Gallowgate, Glasgow City Centre G4 0TT
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The original building opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow's city centre. The "Barras" street market (more properly Glasgow Barrowland market), after which the area and the ballroom are named, continues until the present day. The Barrowland building includes large street-level halls used for the weekend markets, with a sizeable weatherproof hall above. The front of the building is decorated with a distinctive animated neon sign.

Noted acts that have played at The Barrowlands include R.E.M., Oasis, The Cure, The Smiths, AFI, Green Day, U2, Blur, Bob Dylan, Björk, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Stiff Little Fingers, Metallica, Blondie, INXS, Bloc Party, Justin Timberlake, Garbage, Sheryl Crow, Britney Spears, The Smiths, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, and Elvis Costello, and, more recently, The Thrash band Megadeth in 2007, popular UK indie bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles, The Zutons and Spark of Genius.

The Barrowlands has also proven to be a popular venue with successful homegrown talent, including Travis, Mogwai, Biffy Clyro, Franz Ferdinand, Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Horse McDonald, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Love And Money, Deacon Blue, Del Amitri, Teenage Fanclub, Simple Minds, Big Country, The View , Idlewild and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Upcoming Events at The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

Del Amitri

Del Amitri

28th July 2018 - 29th July 2018
16 years after last taking to the stage at The Barrowlands, Del Amitri will return for two hometown shows on July 28th & 29th!
Barrowland Ballads: Backstage at the Ballroom

Barrowland Ballads: Backstage at the Ballroom

7th August 2018 - 8th August 2018
Join the artists of Recollective for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour the world-famous Barrowland Ballroom as part of Festival 2018!
Garbage

Garbage

5th September 2018
The mighty Garbage return to the stage with their first UK tour in over 2 years, catch them at Glasgow Barrowlands on September 5th!
Glasgow Tequila Festival

Glasgow Tequila Festival

8th September 2018
Grab your dancing clogs and prepare for some Mexican madness when the Tequila Festival returns to Glasgow in September!
Editors

Editors

13th October 2018
To celebrate the upcoming release of their new album Violence, Editors have announced a UK and Ireland tour for October 2018!
Johnny Marr: Call The Comet Tour

Johnny Marr: Call The Comet Tour

15th November 2018
Manchester icon, Johnny Marr is taking his 'Call the Comet' tour around the UK in November! Catch it when it comes to the Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom on November 15th!
Miles Kane

Miles Kane

22nd November 2018
Fresh from a unforgettable set at TRNSMT Festival, Miles Kane is back in Glasgow this November in support of his brand new album Coup De Grace!
Lily Allen

Lily Allen

13th December 2018
London-based singer Lily Allen has announced a huge European tour for December 2018 including a date at the Barrowlands on the 13th!
Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Fun Lovin’ Criminals

2nd February 2019
The Fun Lovin’ Criminals celebrate their new album with a UK & European Tour, catch them at The Barrowlands on Saturday 2nd February!

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