Big Band Dance Night

Glasgow University Union 32 University Avenue, Glasgow

Grab your partner and join Glasgow's record-breaking big band, Jon Ritchie & That Swing Sensation, in a fun night for dancers of all levels and those who just enjoy good live music. Dance the night away or just sit back and listen to big band and swing classics from the band that got Glasgow dancing […]

£10 – £12

An Evening with Alastair McDonald

Wellington Church 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Alastair McDonald has performed in Scotland and beyond as a full time entertaining troubadour since 1972. His repertoire encompasses folk, Scottish and jazz – the complete allrounder. Many remember Alastair co-presenting BBC’s Songs of Scotland in the 1970s, and he has remained a popular performer ever since. Come enjoy an evening filled with music and […]

£8 – £10

Solea Live @ The Record Factory

The Record Factory 17 Byres Road

Celebrate Father’s Day in style with Solea Live. Solea’s influences range from Flamenco and Latin music to rock to jazz via Turkish pop and shred guitar. 4 musicians , stripped back arrangements and a bucketload of energy. Get along and grab a cocktail.


Nell Bryden

Òran Mór 731-735 Great Western Rd

After the success of her tour in 2022, Nell Bryden is back on the road with an extensive set of dates promoting her latest album ‘Arms Around The Flame’. In the lull of the pandemic Nell Bryden has been anything but quiet. She has written and recorded a whole new album in Manhattan and LA, […]


Musicians in Exile

Govan & Linthouse Parish Church 796 Govan Road

Musicians in Exile bring our voices from homes across the world to WestFest, in association with Refugee Festival Scotland and Make Music Day UK. A multicultural ensemble of local musicians with asylum seeking experience, supported by Govan’s orchestra The Glasgow Barons, made possible by players from People’s Postcode Lottery and lottery funding from Creative Scotland. […]


Toot Ard

Audio Glasgow 14 Midland St, Glasgow

TootArd are two brothers from the occupied Golan Heights. Their latest album, Migrant Birds, showcases the band’s new sound, a captivating and nostalgia-inspired homage to the synth Arabic disco pop era. The album’s core is based on a simple idea – freedom; the freedom to be a Migrant Bird that can fly away. But perhaps […]


SongSeeds Presents… Songwriters Circleircle

Websters Theatre Playhouse 416 Great Western Rd

A curated evening of music from some of Scotland's most dynamic songwriters! Becci Wallace, BrownBear, John McMustard and more present an intimate evening of songs and stories as part of West Fest 2023. Come and share in the music, laughter and love of songcraft in this unique songwriting event. Time TBA.

£8 – £10

Simply Dylan

Òran Mór 731-735 Great Western Rd

As straightforward as the title suggests: No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence; Simply Dylan is John O’Connell’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. Simply Dylan delivers the songs of Bob Dylan with no attempt to imitate or impersonate the prodigious songwriter, instead the band focus on the bringing […]


Kañabikaña Basque Music, Singing and Dancing

The 16 members of Kañabikaña play, sing and dance to traditional Basque accordion and tambourine music known as ‘trikitixa’ in the Basque Country, where we can frequently be found playing for myriad events in and around San Sebastián. Entertainment for all the Basque way!   Pop up street performances - check WestFest website and social […]


Alastair Savage Trio, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Kingsborough Gardens Sanctuary 79 Hyndland Rd, Glasgow

In recognition of his 50th birthday, one of Scotland’s leading traditional fiddlers celebrates with an extra special concert for WestFest accompanied by his two closest collaborators from the past two decades, Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass). (concert duration just over one hour approx) ‘A must for aficionados’ (Herald) ‘Panache, grace and affection’ […]

£10 – £14

Big Vern ‘N’ The Shootahs

Òran Mór 731-735 Great Western Rd

What’s got 18 legs, four horns and will leave you smiling, sweaty with sore feet and hoarse from singing? It means Big Vern n the Shootahs are back onstage at Oran Mor and they’re ready to knock your socks off. Renowned as the ultimate feel-good party band, you are guaranteed a spectacular show with some […]