THE WORLD’S HOTTEST HIP-HOP ARTIST LEADS GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS 2018 LINE-UP!
INTERNATIONAL GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING RAPPER KENDRICK LAMAR MAKES SCOTTISH OUTDOOR SHOW DEBUT
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Glasgow Summer Sessions returns in 2018, with one of the biggest announcements in the festival’s 5-year history, as Grammy award winning international icon Kendrick Lamar headlines the outdoor festival in Glasgow on Wednesday 29th August 2018. One of the defining hip-hop artists of our generation is the exciting first addition to this year’s bill with more artists to be announced.
Fresh from an incredible five-star sold out performance at The SSE Hydro on Sunday 11thFebruary, the news comes following Kendrick Lamar’s recent five Grammy Award wins. Kendrick Lamar is a true visionary and era-defining performer and a massively exciting addition to the bustling Scottish live line-up in 2018.
Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album DAMN. saw him reach new heights. Picking up ‘Best Rap Album’ at the 2018 Grammys, as well as nods for ‘HUMBLE.’ with ‘Best Rap Performance’, ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Best Rap Song’, Kendrick Lamar has collaborated with Rihanna, Dr Dre, Drake, The Weeknd, N.E.R.D and Snoop Dogg to name a few, and this year co-produced the soundtrack for Marvel’s newest, and most culturally significant, superhero movie Black Panther.
The Compton singer broke onto the scene with his 2012 debut Good Kid, m.A.A.d City and now sells out arenas around the world, enchanting audiences with his enigmatic, high-powered sets which showcase a socio-political analysis and self-awareness rarely seen on today’s music scene. Kendrick Lamar’s set at Glasgow Summer Sessions will allow Scottish audiences to see a rapper at the very top of his game, and a star of seismic levels take to the stage.
Glasgow Summer Sessions will once again bring the biggest and best artists in the world to Bellahouston Park this summer, giving fans an unmissable experience to round off their summer.
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: “We are really excited to announce Kendrick Lamar as the first Glasgow Summer Sessions headliner for 2018. Following in the footsteps of Eminem, Biffy Clyro, and Calvin Harris, to name a few acts who have previously played Glasgow Summer Sessions, Kendrick is well and truly at the top of his game after an outstanding show at The SSE Hydro at the weekend and we can’t wait to welcome him back to the city in August. Glasgow will be buzzing this summer with TRNSMT and now Glasgow Summer Sessions taking centre stage, truly placing the city as a hub for the biggest artists in the world right now.”
Fans should stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the coming weeks.
General tickets are priced at £59.50 with VIP tickets priced at £85. VIP tickets include entry to the exclusive VIP area with luxury toilets and separate bar.