City is best for new music

22 Nov 2013

Three of Glasgow's hottest music spots have been named in a list of the 10 best venues to discover emerging acts, more than any other city in the UK.

Glasgow saw off tough competition from London, Manchester and Liverpool in a recent survey, coming out on top as a leader in new music. A survey of UK music fans named The Arches, Barrowland Ballroom, and King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, as among the best places to spot new talent.

The city has been creditied with kick-starting the careers of dozens of big name acts, including Oasis, Travis, Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, Paolo Nutini Amy Macdonald and Glasvegas.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said he was "delighted" the city had been recognised for its music scene.

Source: Evening Times - City is best for new music