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

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari

23rd January 2019
Enter Shikari have announced huge UK tour including a date at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom on Wednesday 23rd January!
Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs

24th January 2019
Kaiser Chiefs have announced a full UK tour in early 2019 which includes a date at the Glasgow Barrowlands on 24th January!
Shooglenifty and Kinnaris Quintet

Shooglenifty and Kinnaris Quintet

25th January 2019
Celtic Connections 2019: Shooglenifty seamlessly fuse Celtic influences with world music grooves catch them along with the Kinnaris Quintet at the Barrowland Ballroom on January 25th!
Niteworks: ‘Comann’ with Special Guests and Mercedes Peon

Niteworks: ‘Comann’ with Special Guests and Mercedes Peon

26th January 2019
Celtic Connections 2019: Niteworks perform their biggest and most spectacular headline show to date at The Barrowlands, featuring material from their rave-reviewed 2018 album Air Fàir An Là!
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!
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival Glasgow

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival Glasgow

16th February 2019
Spend a day in foodie heaven... wine quaffing, cheese gorging & chocolate worshipping when the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival comes to the Barrowlands!
Embrace

Embrace

6th March 2019
Embrace are heading on The Good Will Out 21st Anniversary Tour performing their classic album in full, catch them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on March 6th!
KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall

9th March 2019
KT Tunstall has announced an epic headline tour for Spring 2019 in support of her new album Wax, catch her at the Barrowland Ballroom on Saturday 9th March!
The Zutons

The Zutons

28th March 2019
The Zutons have announced a new UK tour including a night at The Barrowlands on March 28th where they'll perform their first album in its entirety!
Circa Waves

Circa Waves

18th April 2019
Circa Waves have announced new tour for April 2019 which includes a date at the Glasgow Barrowlands on Thursday 18th!

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