Glasgow ranked in the UK’s Top 10 Hottest Live Cities

SSE-Hydro-995Its good news for Scotland’s music capital as a new study has shortlisted Glasgow in not just the UK’s Top 10 – but Top 5 for the strongest live music scene.

Published today by leading entertainment listing site Ents24, the national postcode study unsurprisingly awarded Central London the #1 spot – with Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Leeds following in that order.

Ents24 are renowned for being the first to list forthcoming events across the UK, with the details of more than 22,000 current venues recorded on their database.

Therefore, by determining which postcode areas have the most active venues: this enabled the popularity of live music to be whittled down on a regional scale.

One pleasant surprise to come from this survey was Glasgow impressively being one step ahead of Leeds. Especially with the long-standing high status of Leeds Fest which sees over 75,000 people attending on a daily basis over the festival weekend.

It was disappointing however to discover that Edinburgh had only just squeezed into the Top 20, scraping by in 19th place.

Yet, with music being so heavily embedded in Glasgow’s culture and a large portion of Scotland’s best venues circulating around the city centre alone – there’s no avoiding the fact that Glasgow is a place that’s totally and utterly in love with its music.

I think a good ole “Here we, here we…” chant is in order here.

Check out the Top 10 below:

  1. London
  2. Manchester
  3. Bristol
  4. Glasgow
  5. Leeds
  6. Cardiff
  7. Birmingham
  8. Brighton
  9. Liverpool
  10. Wolverhampton

You can find the full study here.

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