The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro
Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW
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The SSE Hydro

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The SSE Hydro opened in Sep 2013 with a four night run of Rod Stewart. The venues hosts music, comedy, theatre and sporting events, with previous performers including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Andre Rieu and Fleetwood Mac as well as Top Gear Live, Dancing on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters. The building has won several awards for its design including the Architectural Excellence Award (Public Building) at The Scottish Property Awards 2014.

The Hydro is approximately one mile from Glasgow city centre with a multi-storey car park adjacent to the venue. The Exhibition Centre railway station is a short walk from the SSE Hydro, with trains six times an hour from Glasgow Central.

Events at this venue

There are 60 events at this location

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The 1975

Sweeping indie rock from the Manchester four-piece.

Sun 1 Mar

£32.50–£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

5 Seconds of Summer

The latest baby-faced messy haired chaps playing soft rock pop in the One Direction mould. The Aussie popsters started their music career as a YouTube sensation when they posted a series of cover songs online. Fellow boy band and international super stars One Direction helped the boys gain international fame, tweeting…

Wed 20 May

£0–£127.50 / 0141 248 3000

André Rieu

The 'Maestro of the Masses' brings popular tunes from film, musicals, operas and operettas to an arena near you.

Sat 9 May

£45–£125 / 0141 248 3000

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.

Sat 28 Nov

£0–£89 / 0141 248 3000

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is coming back to the UK in 2020 for a limited number of arena shows. T

Sun 7 Jun

£35–£115 / 0141 248 3000

The Black Crowes

American rock band led by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson.

Thu 15 Oct

£0–£269 / 0141 248 3000

The Blast Off! Tour

Top US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell headline this nostalgic tour.

Sun 8 Mar

£37.50–£88.50 / 0141 248 3000

Bon Iver

Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana.

Fri 1 May

£36–£46 / 0141 248 3000

C2C: Country to Country

Country music extravaganza featuring some of Nashville's biggest stars. The 2020 lineup includes Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Tanya Tucker and The Cadillac Three.

Fri 13 Mar

Times to be confirmed / £39.50–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 14 Mar

£39.50–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 15 Mar

£39.50–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Camila Cabello

American-Cuban singer-songwriter.

Tue 9 Jun

£0–£290 / 0141 248 3000

Celine Dion

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career. You'll know her mainly from 'My Heart Will Go On.'

Fri 11 Sep

£45–£599 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 12 Sep

£45–£599 / 0141 248 3000

Crowded House

Rock band formed in Australia in the 80s, led by New Zealander Craig Finn.

Wed 17 Jun

£35–£65 / 0141 248 3000

David Gray

The appropriately named head-bobbling troubadour tours his mature indie pop.

Sat 21 Mar

£0–£99 / 0141 248 3000

A Day To Remember

Florida five-piece who are exponents of 'pop-mosh'.

Mon 25 May

£30 / 0141 248 3000

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Fri 4 Dec

£35–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Deep Purple

Old school monsters of rock justly famed for the killer riffola of 'Smoke on the Water'.

Mon 5 Oct

£49.50–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Diana Ross

The Motown legend tours the UK.

Sat 4 Jul

£0–£199 / 0141 248 3000

Disney on Ice

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Thu 16 Apr

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 17 Apr

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 18 Apr

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 19 Apr

£22–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Dua Lipa

London pop singer-songwriter with a feminist agenda and two Brits.

Mon 15 Jun

£35–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Elton John

Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career as he heads on his final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour.

Tue 24 Nov

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 25 Nov

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

Evanescence & Within Temptation

Formed in the mid-90’s, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winning EVANESCENCE has made an impact on people around the world. The band was integral in establishing a global, critical mass for women in rock. The group’s 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation; spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10. The album sold…

Tue 28 Apr

£35–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Giants Live World Tour Finals

Witness the strongest men on the planet at the Giants Live Tour Finale.

Sat 10 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Gregory Porter

Mainstream jazz and soul from the Grammy-nominated singer and composer.

Wed 13 May

£42.50–£60 / 0141 248 3000

Halsey

Live music from Halsey.

Sat 7 Mar

£23–£39.50 / 0141 248 3000

Harry Styles

Pop-rock from the One Direction superstar.

Sun 26 Apr

£0–£159.50 / 0141 248 3000

Hollywood Vampires

In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A. “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the…

Thu 3 Sep

£0–£1200 / 0141 248 3000

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'You, Up Close and Personal' tour on the road.

Tue 10 Mar

£29.50–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats – returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Thu 23 Sep 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Jeff Dunham

Award-winning comedian.

Thu 14 May

£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

Jeff Lynne's ELO

ELO frontman Lynne and keyboardist Richard Tandy play their back catalog of hits.

Wed 21 Oct

£211–£460 / 0141 248 3000

JLS

Pop and R&B quartet made famous on ITV's X Factor. The group, consisting of members Aston, Oritsé, Marvin and JB reunite in 2020 following a seven-year hiatus.

Thu 26 Nov

£0–£225 / 0141 248 3000

Thu 17 Dec

£0–£225 / 0141 248 3000

KISSTORY

Old skool garage, house and R&B anthems. The line-up for this 2020 tour features the likes of Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Mya, Blu Cantrell and more.

Sun 8 Mar

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Lana Del Rey

Seductive, self-styled 'Hollywood sadcore' sounds from the pop siren of the moment.

Fri 28 Feb

Cancelled / 0141 248 3000

Lewis Capaldi

Indie music from the Scottish singer-songwriter and musician who sold out his first arena tour before he released his debut album.

Thu 5 Mar

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 6 Mar

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Lil Juicez Tour

Hello Birmingham! Make sure to rage tonight!

Sun 15 May 2022

£120 / 0141 248 3000

Manilow UK: Glasgow-Platinum

Barry Manilow is coming back to the UK in 2020 for a limited number of arena shows. This is your chance to meet him.

Sun 7 Jun

£39.75–£130.55 / 0141 248 3000

https://www.thessehydro.com/events/detail/barry-manilow

McFly

Pop with a punky edge from the four-piece who have outgrown their boyband roots.

Wed 29 Apr

£45–£80 / 0141 248 3000

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Live Show

Musical based on the smash-hit sitcom.

Fri 10 Jul

£22.50–£39.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 11 Jul

£22.50–£39.50 / 0141 248 3000

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Following a wildly captivating – and completely sold out – North American tour in early 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to the U.S. in the summer of 2014 to take care of some unfinished business. Throughout this jaunt, the band will be bringing their fervent live show to familiar cities as well as…

Tue 5 May

£25–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Our Planet Live In Concert

The Emmy award-winning Netflix documentary is re-imagined as a live arena experience with on-screen narration by David Attenborough.

Mon 19 Oct

£30.50–£65.50 / 0141 248 3000

Ozzy Osbourne

The sometime Black Sabbath frontman and rock legend sings songs from his epic career.

Sun 25 Oct

£182.50–£1242.50 / 0141 248 3000

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar and Chris Lowe boards and occasionally on vocals. At the 2009 BRIT Awards, The Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Pet Shop Boys have sold…

Sat 6 Jun

£40–£115 / 0141 248 3000

Planet Earth II: Live in Concert

Live concert featuring footage from the Planet Earth II series.

Sat 4 Apr

£30–£60 / 0141 248 3000

The Pussycat Dolls

Ex-burlesque troupe-turned-nouveau Spice Girls.

Sat 11 Apr

£0–£252.50 / 0141 248 3000

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2020

Stage show featuring stars RuPaul's Drag Race, including Michelle Visage, Asia O’Hara, Detox, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly and the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, The Vivienne.

Fri 8 May

£35–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Santana

Carlos Santana has been reinventing and reshaping the landscape of the known universe's musical culture for close to four decades. A visionary artist with no regards for genre boundaries, Carlos' fluid sound long ago laid claim to the concept of "world music" before the term ever surfaced on pop culture radar. Having…

Thu 26 Mar

£35–£99 / 0141 248 3000

The Script

Mainstream indie pop in the vein of Snow Patrol and Maroon 5 from The Voice judge Danny O'Donoghue. They are currently touring with their latest album Sunset & Full Moons.

Thu 12 Mar

£0–£99 / 0141 248 3000

Simple Minds

Scottish rock band who achieved worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

Sat 25 Apr

£35–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Simply Red

After a host of farewell tours, Hucknall and his pseudo-soul crew band together again for their Reformed! 30th anniversary tour.

Fri 9 Oct

£55–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Stepback!

The ultimate 90s concert, featuring performances from Peter Andre, 5ive, S Club, BoyzLife, B*Witched, Blazin’ Squad, Booty Luv, Big Brovaz and East 17.

Fri 31 Jul

Free / 0141 248 3000

Stereophonics

Welsh four-piece.

Wed 11 Mar

£32.50–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Steve Martin & Martin Short

The comedy legends bring their Funniest Show in Town at the Moment tour across the pond.

Mon 9 Mar

£45–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Stormzy

English grime and rap artist who won Best Grime Act 2014 at the MOBO Awards and was named in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list.

Thu 10 Sep

£35–£47.50 / 0141 248 3000

Texas

Reformed Glasgow pop-rockers fronted by Sharleen Spiteri have another crack at the whip.

Sat 17 Oct

£0–£175 / 0141 248 3000

Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear

The award-winning comedian and host of The Daily Show returns to the UK with his new show.

Fri 20 Mar

£31–£100 / 0141 248 3000

Unibet Premier League Darts

The huge popularity of the Premier League has seen the event grow from the UK & Ireland's top arenas, to visiting both the Netherlands and Germany in recent years. Michael van Gerwen won a third successive Premier League title as he claimed glory in the 2018 Play-Offs, defeating World Champion Rob Cross in the…

Thu 7 May

£25–£274.80 / 0141 248 3000

The Weeknd

Downbeat, soulful, R&B-infused hip hop from Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye.

Sun 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Whitesnake, Foreigner, Europe

**WHITESNAKE ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN 2019!!! **Mega platinum WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock 'n' roll band founded and formed by DEEP PURPLE singer DAVID COVERDALE are proud to announce their first shows of the 2019 "FLESH & BLOOD" World Tour, which will feature songs from the new studio record to be released…

Thu 4 Jun

£115 / 0141 248 3000

The Who

The union jack clad British rockers known for anthems including 'Who Are You' and 'I Can See for Miles' return to the stage.

Mon 23 Mar

£39.50–£125 / 0141 248 3000

WWE Live – Wrestlemania Revenge

The ultimate in 'sports entertainment' as the real deal WWE superstars of US wrestling bring the pain to the UK.

Sun 3 May

£0–£395 / 0141 248 3000

Reviews & features

Why Glasgow's huge new music arena The Hydro is good news for music fans

4 Oct 2013

It’s too easy to be cynical, but The Hydro makes the best of modern arena reality

I’ve observed its construction in the faraway distance from my kitchen window – a massive, flying-saucer-like building gradually pieced together by ant-sized workmen in hi-vis jackets, the new dominant feature on already eerily modernist Clyde-side. And…

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