King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Summer Nights Festival line-up announced
The King Tut’s grassroots music festival returns for its eighth year and with a new format. This year the festival will be running for seven weeks, rather than just two
The list of iconic bands who have played King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut before they shot to stardom is endless. Oasis' before-they-were-famous performance at the Glasgow venue in 1993 is the example that’s often trotted out, but there are plenty of other artists who’ve played that intimate stage before anyone knew who they were.
Fellow Britpop contemporaries Pulp and Blur also cut their teeth at King Tut's, as did Calvin Harris, Florence & the Machine and, more recently, Lewis Capaldi. Radiohead played there during their debut album tour in 1992, while Sheffield indie rockers Arctic Monkeys played Tut's in 2005 before their debut single I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor sent them into the stratosphere.
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Summer Nights festival, now in its eighth year, is your opportunity to check out a bunch of exciting new bands who could soon be joining the names above as artists who played Tut’s before they were massive. This year’s edition of Summer Nights will be a bit different though. Rather than taking place over a compact fortnight, the festival is spreading itself out this year and will take place over the course of almost two months, with DF Concerts' Chris Loomes, Booker of King Tut's Summer Nights, calling the extension a "no brainer".
"It is really important to us that we showcase as much of the amazing talent we have in Scotland as we can with the festival," said Loomes. "The Scottish music scene is stronger than I can ever remember it right now and I think this is reflected in the amazing line-up we have."
Running for seven weeks over the summer from 18 July to 31 August, with gigs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, over 100 acts will play the festival. King Tut’s call this their "most diverse line-up yet", so expect everything from rock and indie, to pop, country and jazz. "There’s something for everyone here," adds Loomes, "and the hope is the acts we have playing will come out of the festival with a bit of momentum, new fans and a stronger live show." Many of the bands are mint fresh and right at the start of their careers, although acts like Joesef, Man of Moon, OK Button, LYLO and HYYTS are already making waves in the live music scene!
Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am and will be available from the King Tut's website
The full King Tut's Summer Nights line-up
Thu 18 Jul: Bubbatrees + Book Klub + WYLDE + Who's Olivia
Fri 19 Jul: Folda + LaKyoto + Neon Seas + False Friends
Sat 20 Jul: Fabric Bear, Fiendz YT, The Stoned Immaculate, Certificates
Sun 21 Jul: Chris Greig & The Merchants + Primes + Josephine Sillars & The Manic Pixie Dreams + Mother Focus
Thu 25 Jul: Land of Rubber Men + The Ranzas + Bronston + Rubian
Fri 26 Jul: The Naked Feedback + Black Cat Bone + NEONWAVES + The Blood & Gold
Sat 27 Jul: Parliamo + The Novacs + Black Tiles + Cameo Habitat
Sun 28 Jul: OK Button + Goodnight Louisa + Talker + Baby Taylah
Thu 1 Aug: Take Today + Lost In Stereo + Deter + Volka
Fri 2 Aug: Cheap Teeth + Das Plastixx + Medicine Cabinet + Weatherston
Sat 3 Aug: Cold Years + Crashes + WRTHLESS + Painting Rockets
Sun 4 Aug: Anna Sweeney + Aster + Megan Black + Go To Girl
Fri 9 Aug: Luke La Volpe + Carly Connor + Billy Mitchell + The Lutras
Sat 10th Aug: Man of Moon + Edwin Organ + Sahara
Sun 11th Aug: Tamzene + Riley + Hannah Slavin + Cortne
Thur 15 Aug: Shredd + Sobriety + Gelatine + Messed Up Youth
Fri 16 Aug: Pleasure Heads + Bluebirds + Last Light + New Rebel Cult
Sat 17 Aug: The 101 + Echo Machine + Amy Lou & The Monday Club + Swim School
Sun 18 Aug: Mt Doubt + Static Future + Fairfollies + Megan Airlie
Thu 22 Aug: The Vignettes + Conor Heafey + Kubitaru + Lemon Drink
Fri 23 Aug: LYLO + Daria + Post Ironic State
Sat 24 Aug: Black Dove + Hazeydays + Shoals + The Capollos
Sun 25 Aug: The Eves + Noah & The West River Band + Andrew Dickson + Quick
Thu 29 Aug: HYYTS, Kendama, Russell Stewart, Scarlett Randle
Fri 30 Aug: GALLUS + The Roly Mo + The Good Arms + Lo Rays
Sat 31 Aug: Joesef + Magnum Haus + Cara Rose