King Tut’s Proves Why It Is Number One For Grassroots Music In Scotland With Summer Nights Festival
As we say goodbye to summer, it is time to reflect on what was our best King Tut’s Summer Nights festival to date. It was a roaring success with 27 shows over 7 weekends of summer showcasing 104 of the hottest acts in Scotland right now. This year, Coors Light were on board as the main festival sponsor, making sure that there were plenty of cool, refreshing beers available for the gig goers to quench their thirst on those hot summer evenings.
Our Summer Nights with Coors Light festival allowed a traditionally quiet couple of months for the bar trade in Glasgow to flourish by having over 5,500 music fans come out for 27 shows over seven weekends - more than double the attendance of last year. In 2018, the festival lasted two weeks, whereas this year, it took over here from July all the way through to September proving just how much talent is out there in the Scottish grassroots music scene.
Our venue is best known for how it has served as a platform for many musicians in the industry at the start of their career, from Oasis and Paolo Nutini to Lewis Capaldi and more. This festival is an amazing opportunity for Scottish bands and artists as it gives them the chance to perform in front of a larger audience and gain new fans at a very important stage in their career. It is also a great experience for music lovers to discover up and coming talent with up to to four bands playing each night.
An important aspect of the King Tut’s and DF Concerts ethos is to support and nurture talent at grassroots level, and this year, the festival did exactly that. We saw some incredible sets from the likes of Luke La Volpe, Cheap Teeth, HYYTS and Tamzene. One of Scotland’s most in-demand artists right now, Joesef sold out two nights and closed the hugely successful 2019 festival.
Chris Loomes, Booker of King Tut's Summer Nights at DF Concerts & Events, said: “The festival was a huge success and it’s evidence of how much the Scottish grassroots music scene is thriving right now! It’s such a great opportunity for the bands involved and it’s great to see music fans come out to shows to support the local scene.”
Chris Beltran, Booker at DF Concerts & Events added: ‘’The festival has been going for a long time now and its audience continues to grow and become more diverse year on year. It’s a great reflection of the amazing live music culture Scotland has and the connection between the fans and the artists make it the truly special event that it is. It’s an event that the music industry from the UK and beyond now look to in finding the best Scottish acts that will go on to make waves internationally. This is something that all of the team at King Tut's are immensely proud of.’’
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of the amazing artists that played the festival this year and what happens to the festival in 2020.