Throughout the rich history of the iconic venue King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, supporting the best independent minded music that Scotland, the UK and beyond has to offer, has been installed in the walls of the 300-capacity venue. Acts passing through King Tut’s see it as a real ‘bucket list’ moment and this is something we are immensely proud of.
From building world renowned acts such as Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol, Calvin Harris, Amy MacDonald and Paolo Nutini from a local level to the arena selling, festival headlining stars that they are today, and helping to kickstart the careers of the like of Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The Strokes, Muse, KT Tunstall, Radiohead, Beck and Oasis, King Tut’s has been and will continue to be a pivotal part in the journey of the world’s most iconic acts.
The key part the venue has to play in breaking young independent acts has been highlighted recently with the international success of locals Gerry Cinnamon and Lewis Capaldi, who have both been catapulted into the mainstream via stand out shows in the venue – both acts we have witnessed their audience duplicate at an astronomical rate over the last 18 months.
We are focussed on building on this success with the likes of The Snuts, Lucia and Walt Disco who all started out as independent acts who have now gone on to have stand out sold out shows in the venue over the last year and are set to take the international stage by storm over the coming months.
The King Tut’s brand has also been fundamental in breaking festival headliners via the King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut stage at T in The Park, and now TRNSMT. Over the years we have seen the likes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, Blur, Calvin Harris and Mumford & Sons grace the King Tut’s stage at festivals who have all gone on to be some of the most sought-after festival headliners in the world.
We average 300+ shows a year and are the only UK venue under 1,000 capacity to be listed in the Pollstar top 100 club venues worldwide, a stat which is incredible given our capacity of 300.
To find out more about King Tut’s, our history of supporting independent music or to come along to a show, please visit www.kingtuts.co.uk/whats-on.