Kelvingrove BandstandKelvinway, Glasgow, G3 7TA, United Kingdom
Great setting for the perfect outdoor Amphitheatre, Glaswegians dont bother too much with that rain!
I really like this bandstand and setting, we make a point of going every year to a gig, seen Echo and the Bunnymen, Super Furry Animals and this year it was my hometown local hero Neil Hannon with The Divine Comedy. The gigs are normally in August (better chance of weather) and this August they have the likes of Texas, Seasick Steve, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Pixies and Arab Strab. Something for everyone I reckon! It was a glorious Friday evening in May and the rain was nice enough not to visit. We arrived there about 7.30 and their was a long queue as everyone was getting searched. But people were patient and understood why. The atmosphere was brilliant, everyone in a good mood and Neil was on top form with his humour, first coming on dressed as Napoleon then his usual black tie attire half way through the set. The crowd was definitely older and therefore relaxed and respectful.
Transport & Parking
Got the Subway to Kelvinbridge from Buchanan Street then took about a 7 minute walk to the bandstand via the park. Would be plenty of room for taxi's to drop you off.
The access was good, with ramps to the accessible area. My only issue is that the accessible areas are always at the back, where I would not necessarily want to sit as you feel removed, but this is a common theme with accessible platforms. If you can manage the stairs, they are wide and have about a 10cm drop and do to my balance I prefer these kinds of steps to narrow long steps. Below at the bottom there are extra toilets, with an accessible one, and I recommend sitting at the end of one of the rows of seats and going to these toilets if you want easy access.
Provision of accessible loo's and their have been extra ones added since previous years down at stage level.
True glaswegians, very friendly and helpful.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
The beer selection was absolutely horrible, the bouncer was laughing when we poured out our pints of Blue Moon as they were undrinkable and the only other option was Coors Light, so let's say we were happy that we weren't tempted with having too much!