Glasgow Summer Sessions

Glasgow Summer Sessions!

The greatest sporting event in Scotland since the memorable Commonwealth Games is coming to Glasgow this August, in the form of the European Championships 2018. Running from 2nd – 12th August, promising an action packed programme of sport with Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon. But it is not just about the sport! Festival 2018 is the entertainment filled cultural programme that is happening as part of the sporting action.

Glasgows legendary George Square will be the central hub of Festival 2018 during Championships time. Introducing a carnival atmosphere to the city centre through a fun-filled schedule bursting at the seams with free events for all ages, placing Glasgow and Scotlands celebrated creativity in the limelight. Across the 11 days, highlights include a special opening ceremony, fantastic evening events, international collaborations and all day family fun and play. Bustling with activity, there will also be spaces to chill with delicious Scottish food & drink whilst catching up with the day’s riveting sporting action on the big screens.


Point of view within a crowd of music fans during a performance at a music festival


As if that was not exciting enough, Glasgow Summer Sessions is back with a fabulous line up this year. Taking over Bellahouston park for three nights only – 22nd, 25th and 29th August – international music legends Kings of Leon, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Kendrick Lamar will each be taking the stage. Supporting acts include The Wombats, Twin Atlantic and, warming up for hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar are the world-famous, N.E.R.D. All performances are set to wow the crowds and we know the atmosphere will be electric – Glasgow loves a party!

You’ll need a space to have a lie down post-party and we’re open 365 days a year for Glasgow visitors. Plus, we’re offering an exclusive discount for guests staying between 22nd and 29th August, giving you 10% off when you book direct through the Embassy Apartments website. It’s the site for the best deals, guaranteed lowest rates and most up-to-date availability, so is very handy to save in your favourites.

Since our apartments are in the West End of the city, we are just a half hour commute by public transport (even quicker by taxi) to Bellahouston Park, this year’s venue for the Summer Sessions. While you’re on the Southside, why not check out some of Glasgow’s lesser known attractions? Queens Park is stretched across 150 acres of the area and boasts tennis courts, a woodland walk and plenty of green spaces in which to relax and enjoy a frappe in the sun before the festival kicks off. If you’re feeling energetic, why not try a game of lawn bowls with friends – it’s totally free and walk-in bookings are available with no special equipment needed! Take a stroll towards Pollockshields and indulge in a spot of lunch at The Bungo Bar and Kitchen. This relaxed eatery serves up fresh culinary delights all day long and includes bar favourites like juicy steaks and burgers. Once you’re well fed and watered just head to the park early to bag the best spots (at the front, of course)

After the show, head on down to the Glad Café to keep up the Indie/Alt vibe and treat yourself to a pint of craft beer or ale. Alternatively, if you are in the dancing mode, get yourself to the Rum Shack for, well, rum! They have reggae music 7-nights a week too, as well as guest DJs to keep you entertained.

Once you can party no more, hail a cab back to our place and rest your head in one of our super-comfy, home-from-home apartments. Sounds like bliss, eh? See you soon!