What’s going on in Glasgow this weekend?




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Kevin Bridges: A Whole Different Story

Saturday 26th September until the 18th November

The SSE Hydro

The funny-man returns to the city this weekend to perform a show packed to the brim with side-splitting laughs. The Clydebank comedian will play a strings of dates at the SSE Hydro that will be sure not to disappoint.


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Billy and Tim and the Wee Glesga Ghost

Saturday 26th September

Pavilion Theatre

The follow-up to Des Dillion’s smash ‘Singin I’m no a Billy He’s a Tim’. It tells the tale of a dying Glaswegian Ned’s attempt to persuade a bigot to turn his back on a life of sectarisim.


It’s all about the music this bank holiday weekend as Glasgow bathes in a plethora of gigs. Here is some of the Student Rag’s picks:



Saturday 26th September

Queen Margaret Union

Hailing from Birmingham this four-piece are no strangers to the Glasgow music scene. Previously playing to a sell-out show at the legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, the lads know their crowd and bring an eclectic and fresh sound to the proverbial table.


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James Bay

Saturday 26th September

O2 Academy

Riding high on chart success Brit rocker James Bay will be performing tracks form his smash album in one of the city’s most intimate venues.



The Strypes

Sunday 27th September

Queen Margaret Union

The Irish foursome have had a whirlwind of a year and have dominated the festival circuit but they are back in Glasgow to perform a stomping set featuring tracks form their new album and no doubt some renditions of ones that have influenced them. Listen out for their cover of The Kinks classic I Got Love If You Want It – mind blowing stuff.




What’s going on in Edinburgh this weekend?

A Spoonful of Vintage

A Spoonful of Vintage

Saturday 26th September

Stockbridge Parish Church

All things vintage. There will be copious amounts of vintage fashion, furniture and homewares for you to rummage through and hopefully bag yourself a bargain. There will also be stylists on hand for tips on vintage make-up and hair styles.


Epic Rap Battles of History

Epic Rap Battles of History

Saturday 26th September

Electric Circus


A unique mix of comedy and rap. With the backing of a full live band and DJ, rap battles commence between fictional characters and historic figures. Experience something different.



Document Scotland: The Ties That Bind

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Reflecting on last year’s referendum this event condenses and reveals some of the different opinions and the numerous obstacles linked to the debate.


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People’s Climate Rally

Saturday 26th September

The Mound

Fed up of the way climate change is being dealt with? Take a stand, get involved and head on down to the march and show your support to the cause.



808 State

Saturday 26th September

Henry’s Cellar Bar


The Mancunian dance lords provide some dirty bass and funky electro beats for your bank holiday weekend. The three-piece have been part of the furniture on the dance scene since the 90s. Go knock yourself out with a bit dollop of nostalgia.


Written By Nicole Heaney