The Big Bounce

The Big Bounce is a brand new science festival for the East End of Glasgow, bringing you mind-blowing shows, talks, comedy and workshops for wee ones and big yins alike!

The Big Bounce

About The Big Bounce

Whether you’re into science or not, we think you’ll enjoy checking out dancing atoms, spooky science and artificial suns, all without leaving the house!

This year we’re streaming online, LIVE from the Barrowland Ballroom and beyond on the 31 October weekend.

Across two days, we’ll explore the physics that drives our world, and the technology that harnesses it to create wonders. All eyes are on Glasgow this year as the city prepares to host the COP26 climate conference, so we’re focusing on the amazing ways that science can help us tackle the climate crisis and find a brighter future.

Everyone's welcome!

Check our website for the full schedule of online events, and how to register. It's all FREE!

Other Events at Various Venues or The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

Yungblud

Yungblud

3rd August 2021 - 4th August 2021

Yungblud will bring an explosion of raw energy and thought-provoking lyrics to the Glasgow Barrowlands for two nights in August 2021!
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Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors

5th August 2021

Catch some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth as the Circus of Horrors comes to The Barrowlands with their 25th Anniversary Show!
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Passenger

Passenger

31st August 2021

For over a decade Passenger has been performing his much loved one-man show across the globe, don't miss him live at Glasgow Barrowlands on August 31st!
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Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

2nd September 2021

After a 9 year hiatus, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott have re-grouped to record and tour, don't miss Bright Eyes at Glasgow Barrowlands on September 2nd 2021!
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The Specials

The Specials

6th September 2021

The Specials are hitting the road again in 2021 and will stop off at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Monday 6th September!
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John Grant

John Grant

9th September 2021

Enjoy a rare stripped–back live show where John Grant will perform songs from across his celebrated career with special guest Teddy Thompson!
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Arab Strap

Arab Strap

10th September 2021

Scottish indie-rockers Arab Strap have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2021 including a homecoming show at The Barrowlands on Friday 10th September!
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Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub

16th September 2021

Teenage Fanclub have announced they will be embarking on a UK & European tour in September including a night at Glasgow Barrowlands!
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Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry

17th September 2021

Black Stone Cherry will return to Scotland to play a headline show at Glasgow Barrowlands on Friday 17th September 2021!
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Eleven Years of Trail West

Eleven Years of Trail West

18th September 2021

Join Trail West at the famous Barrowland Ballroom as they celebrate not 10 but 11 years together in what will be their biggest gig to date!
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The Snuts

The Snuts

20th September 2021 - 22nd September 2021

The Snuts have announced a huge show at The Barrowlands in September in support of their debut album, W.L.!
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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

24th September 2021

To usher in the Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2021 on their 'Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour'!
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All Time Low

All Time Low

27th September 2021 - 28th September 2021

Platinum-selling quartet All Time Low have announced a 2021 tour including a night at The Barrowlands on September 27th!
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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

5th October 2021

Manic Street Preachers are on tour in 2021 following the release of their 14th studio album 'The Ultra Vivid Lament', catch them live at The Barrowlands on 5th October!
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Peat & Diesel

Peat & Diesel

8th October 2021

Stornoway's raucous Peat & Diesel will make a much anticipated return to the Barrowlands on October 8th after their sell out show in January!
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Sea Girls

Sea Girls

9th October 2021

Don't miss Sea Girls, one of the most enthralling young indie guitar bands to have emerged in recent times, live at Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 9th October!
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Inhaler

Inhaler

10th October 2021

To support their debut It Won't Always Be Like This, Inhaler have announced a 2021 tour of the UK and Ireland, don't miss them at The Barrowlands on Sunday 10th October!
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Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But Thieves

11th October 2021 - 12th October 2021

Nothing But Thieves have announced a huge UK tour in support of their new album Moral Panic, catch them live at The Barrowlands on 11th and 12th October 2021!
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The Lathums

The Lathums

14th October 2021

Wigan's The Lathums are heading out on tour in 2021, catch them live at The Barrowlands on Thursday 14th October!
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Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Fun Lovin’ Criminals

16th October 2021

Stick 'em up punk! Legendary US trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals are heading back out on the road in October, catch them live at The Barrowlands on Saturday 16th!
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Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

17th October 2021

Indie rockers Turin Brakes celebrate 20 years of The Optimist LP with a UK tour including a night at the Barrowlands on 17th October 2021!
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Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C.

19th October 2021 - 20th October 2021

In support of their new record, Fontaines D.C. have announced their biggest UK tour yet for October 2021, which includes a night at Glasgow Barrowlands on the 19th & 20th!
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Joesef

Joesef

22nd October 2021

Don't miss Glasgow's very own Joesef as he plays a massive homecoming gig at The Barrowlands on Friday 22nd October!
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Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg

23rd October 2021

Billy Bragg has announced that he will tour the UK and Ireland in autumn 2021, catch him live at The Barrowlands on 23rd October!
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Don Broco

Don Broco

27th October 2021

The mighty Don Broco will release their brand-new studio album 'Amazing Things' in September and will support it with a headline UK tour which includes a night at The Barrowlands on 27th October!
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The Waterboys

The Waterboys

29th October 2021 - 30th October 2021

The Waterboys will return to Scotland for two shows at The Barrowlands on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October!
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Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting

7th November 2021

Public Service Broadcasting will bring their Bright Magic Tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on Sunday 7th November!
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Glass Animals

Glass Animals

8th November 2021

Glass Animals have announced details of their Welcome To Dreamland tour including a performance at The Barrowlands on Monday 8th November!
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Easy Life

Easy Life

9th November 2021

Easy Life are heading out on their 'Life's A Beach' UK and European Tour, don't miss them at The Barrowlands on 9th November!
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Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

10th November 2021

Direct from the USA, for a 5-night tour of the UK, Grammy Award Nominated, Rockabilly and Bass Player Hall of Fame Inductee, Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats is coming to Glasgow Barrowland!
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Jarv Is...

Jarv Is...

11th November 2021

Jarv Is..., the brand new band fronted by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, will play Glasgow Barrowlands on 11th November!
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The Jesus and Mary Chain Play ‘darklands’

The Jesus and Mary Chain Play ‘darklands’

14th November 2021

The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced a UK and European tour during which they'll play their second studio album, 1987's Darklands, catch them at the Barrowlands Glasgow on November 14th!
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Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods

18th November 2021

Sleaford Mods have announced a brand new UK tour in support of new album Spare Ribs, catch them live at The Barrowlands on Thursday 18th November!
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Insane Championship Wrestling: Fear and Loathing

Insane Championship Wrestling: Fear and Loathing

20th November 2021 - 21st November 2021

Insane Championship Wrestling brings its annual Fear and Loathing event to the world-famous Barrowland Ballroom over two nights this November!
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UB40

UB40

25th November 2021

In 2021, UB40 are embarking on one of their biggest UK tours, catch them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on 25th November!
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Shed Seven

Shed Seven

26th November 2021 - 27th November 2021

Britpop icons Shed Seven have announced two nights at The Barrowlands in November where they'll be joined by special guests Mark Morris, Nigel Clark and Chris Helme performing together as MCH!
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Paul Weller

Paul Weller

29th November 2021

Paul Weller is heading off on his first UK tour since 2017! Catch him at the Glasgow Barrowland on Monday 29th November!
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Vistas

Vistas

1st December 2021 - 2nd December 2021

Best known for their brand of colourful and energetic guitar-based indie pop, don't miss Edinburgh's Vistas live at The Barrowlands on 1st & 2nd December!
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Meshuggah

Meshuggah

6th December 2021

Swedish prog-metal kingpins, Meshuggah, have announced a UK tour including a night at The Barrowlands on 6th December!
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The Darkness

The Darkness

9th December 2021

The Darkness will bring their UK tour, in support of their forthcoming album 'Motorheart', to The Barrowlands Glasgow on 9th December!
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GUN

GUN

11th December 2021

After their phenomenal sold out show last year, GUN return to their hometown with an end of year Barrowlands extravaganza!
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Levellers

Levellers

12th December 2021

Levellers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal platinum-selling, album Levelling The Land with a 17 date UK tour which includes a night at The Barrowlands on 12th December!
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Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene

Selected dates between 14th December 2021 - 18th December 2021

Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene will play four dates at the Barrowlands in December 2021!
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AC/DC UK

AC/DC UK

17th December 2021

AC/DC UK return The Barrowlands on Sunday 6th June for an night of explosive entertainment that you definitely won’t want to miss!
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Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

17th December 2021

After being voted 'best gig of the year' by The Barrowland crowds in 2019, Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are returning for another storming night on 17th December!
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Del Amitri: A Free Concert For NHS Workers

Del Amitri: A Free Concert For NHS Workers

19th December 2021

Del Amitri are set to play a free show for Scottish NHS staff at The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on Sunday 19th December!
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Del Amitri

Del Amitri

20th December 2021 - 21st December 2021

Del Amitri have announced their first full UK headline tour since the summer of 2018 which includes two nights at The Barrowlands on the 20th and 21st December!
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Kassidy

Kassidy

23rd December 2021

Kassidy return for one night only, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of 'Hope St', catch them live at The Barrowlands on Thursday 23rd December!
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Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice

Selected dates between 5th January 2022 - 8th January 2022

Alt-rockers Wolf Alice are hitting the road from in January in support of their new album Blue Weekend, don't miss them at The Barrowlands on the 5th, 7th and 8th!
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Peter Hook And The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration

Peter Hook And The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration

12th January 2022

Don't miss an evening with Peter Hook And The Light for Joy Division: A Celebration at The Barrowlands performing the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer plus an opening set of New Order material!
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Neck Deep

Neck Deep

18th January 2022

Neck Deep will tour the UK in 2021 in support of their new album 'All Distortions Are Intentional', catch them at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 18th January!
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Caribou

Caribou

24th January 2022

Synergy Concerts presents Caribou with support from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Glasgow Barrowlands on 24th January!
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Saxon

Saxon

27th January 2022

British heavy metal legends Saxon are set to rock Glasgow Barrowlands on Thursday 27th January!
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Soul II Soul - Club Classics

Soul II Soul - Club Classics

28th January 2022

Soul II Soul have announced they'll be touring the UK in 2022 with their Club Classics show, catch them at Barrowlands Glasgow on Friday 28th January!
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From The Jam + The Selecter

From The Jam + The Selecter

29th January 2022

From The Jam are bringing their 'Sound Affects' 40th Anniversary tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 29th January featuring special guests The Selecter!
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IDLES

IDLES

3rd February 2022 - 4th February 2022

Ahead of the release of their new album 'Ultra Mono' next month, IDLES have announced a UK tour for 2022 including two nights at The Barrowlands in February!
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Doves

Doves

18th February 2022 - 19th February 2022

Doves will tour the UK in 2022 in support of their new album, The Universal Want, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th February!
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James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow

23rd February 2022

James Vincent McMorrow has announced a UK tour for Spring 2022 including a night at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Wednesday 23rd February!
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Big Thief

Big Thief

25th February 2022

Acclaimed indie folk quartet Big Thief will bring their UK tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on Friday 25th February!
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Midge Ure: The Voice & Visions Tour

Midge Ure: The Voice & Visions Tour

26th February 2022

Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road in 2022 with the 'Voice & Visions' tour! Catch them live at The Barrowlands on 26th February!
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Echo and the Bunnymen: Celebrating 40 Years of Magical Songs

Echo and the Bunnymen: Celebrating 40 Years of Magical Songs

Selected dates between 28th February 2022 - 1st March 2022

Echo and the Bunnymen are heading out on a UK tour in 2022 celebrating 40 years of magical songs! Catch them at Glasgow Barrowlands on 28th February and 1st March!
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Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

5th March 2022

Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it's been missing since '94... catch Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana at The Barrowlands on 5th March!
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Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers

17th March 2022

Stiff Little Fingers will bring their 2021 tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Thursday 17th March with support from The Professionals!
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The Fratellis

The Fratellis

24th March 2022 - 25th March 2022

The Fratellis are hitting the road for a UK tour including two nights at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 24th & 25th March 2022!
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Celeste

Celeste

7th April 2022

To celebrate the release of her debut album 'Not Your Muse', Celeste has announced a seven-city UK tour for spring 2022 including a night at The Barrowlands on 7th April!
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Sparks

Sparks

13th April 2022

Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, return to Glasgow with their 2022 tour on Wednesday 13th April!
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The Mission

The Mission

16th April 2022

The Mission will bring their Deja Vu Tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 16th April with support from The Rose of Avalanche!
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Metronomy

Metronomy

22nd April 2022

The creative indie-tinged electronic act Metronomy have announced a show at the Barrowland Ballroom on Friday 22nd April 2022 as part of their UK tour!
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Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall

22nd May 2022

With his latest album just released, don't miss Todrick Hall's The Femuline Tour when it comes to The Barrowlands on 22nd May!
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Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels

4th June 2022 - 5th June 2022

Run The Jewels have announced four UK tour dates for June 2022 including two nights at The Barrowlands on the 4th & 5th!
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Barraloadasoul

Barraloadasoul

18th June 2022

Northern Soul, Mod and 60s R&B alldayer, Barraloadasoul, returns to The Barrowlands for another outing on Saturday 18th June 2022!
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Fat Freddy’s Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop

25th July 2022

Internationally regarded as one of the world's finest live draws, Fat Freddy's Drop return to the Glasgow Barrowlands on Monday 25th July!
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