King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, has once again made it into Pollstar’s Top 100 of worldwide clubs, tipping its place at 96th in 2017 to an incredibly impressive 70th in 2018. A remarkable feat for a 300 capacity venue on a list with venues that have a capacity of over 2,500 throughout the world. Not only that but it’s 1 of only 4 UK venues to make it into the list.
King Tut’s, owned and operated by DF Concerts, which has been going for almost 30 years, has always been at the forefront of Scottish music and has lost none of its appeal.
The venue averages five gigs per week and this fantastic coup for the venue is based on cumulative ticket sales over the year.
The venue has always been a platform for acts at early stages of their careers with artists such as Radiohead, Oasis, Muse, Coldplay, Florence & the Machine, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Blur and The Strokes and many more playing their first Scottish shows at the venue with many of them returning at the peak of their career. This year saw many acts returning to the venue including The Killers who played an after-show following their TRNSMT Festival headline slot, and Snow Patrol who first played the venue in 1998.
King Tut’s has also nurtured many of the best Scottish acts since its inception with Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini, Biffy Clyro, Lewis Capaldi and Gerry Cinnamon all gracing the stage.
Continuing the support for grassroots music, King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution and Summer Nights Festivals, which run in January and July respectively, are ones that aim to give the Scottish stars of the future a platform to be recognised, guaranteeing music lovers the chance to preview the next big thing.
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts commented: “To have King Tut’s listed in the Pollstar Top 100 Club Venues for numerous years running is such a massive deal for the UNESCO City of Music Glasgow, and a fact that the city should rightly be proud of and celebrate. It’s great that King Tut’s and other key venues in Glasgow’s music scene are thriving and should continue to do so in the future as our venues are vital for developing future headline acts, bringing various communities together and generating millions of pounds per annum for Scottish tourism.”