Five reasons to attend King Tut's Summer Nights series

Five Reasons To Go See - King Tut's Summer Nights

Alarm Bells, Fake Major, The OK Social Club, So Many Animal Calls and more to take part in the annual gig series

1. You might just uncover something new
With almost 100 bands, solo artists and DJs playing across July, you're sure to make some interesting discoveries. As well as headliners like experimental high-NRG rockers Alarm Bells or pop-punks So Many Animal Calls, it’s a good idea to arrive early to catch the support acts.

2. The DJs know what they're talking about
As well as the main line-ups taking place in the upstairs venue, punters can enjoy a wee rave at the bar. And with top Scottish bloggers and club night promoters such as Pop Cop and Milk taking charge of the decks, you know you're in safe hands.

3. There’ll be some great midnight guests
If a four-band bill and DJ set wasn’t enough, the good folk at Tut’s have even added a special midnight guest to each night. From hardcore prog-pop Paisley boys Carnivores to folk-pop four-piece Blood Relatives (previously known as Kitty The Lion), these special appearances should have Glasgow partying ‘til the wee hours.

4. They’re doing Golden Tickets for hardcore gig-goers
Can’t decide which nights you want to attend because the programme’s just that good? Why not grab a limited Golden Ticket for £30, the idea is you enjoy a whole fortnight of live music for the price of just five nights. That’s arguably better than what Charlie Bucket got with his…

5. There will be rump steak burgers
As Wullie Shakespeare once wrote, ‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ Truer words have never been said, especially when the food in question is just £4. Join the Tut’s gang outside on Thu 1 Aug and toast the success of another Summer Nights festival with a celebratory rump steak burger from the BBQ.

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Thu 18 Jul-Thu 1 Aug.

So Many Animal Calls

Glaswegian emo indie outfit.

TeKlo, Roman Nose, The Mighty Cream and Darc

Mixed bill of electronica and indie.


Storming rock anthems from Arches.

Sunshine Social

Upbeat indie pop from this Glasgow six-piece.

Taffy, The Modets and The Clock

Tokyo band influenced by British indie pop.

Alarm Bells, Axes, Vasa and Bellow Below

Progressive alt rock from ex-members of Dananananaykroyd.

Sienna, The Youth & the Young and Critters

Americana, folk and rockabilly fivesome from Kinross.

Michael Cassidy, Sam Fender, Little Fire and Ryan Joseph Burns

Earnest jams from this Paisley-based singer/songwriting.

Waiting For Go, The Streams, Model Aeroplane and Redolent

A line-up of Indie rock and danceable pop.

Fake Major

Glasgow duo who describe themselves as a 'four-armed singer-songwriter'.

Prides, Discopolis and Plum

Electro dance pop bill.

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