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Hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed as the first headliner of this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions.
The Grammy-winning international icon is set to headline the outdoor festival in Glasgow on Wednesday 29, August 2018.
One of the defining hip-hop artists of our generation, Lamar is a true visionary and era-defining performer and a massively exciting addition to the bustling Scottish live line-up in 2018.
His 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.
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.
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.
“We are really excited to announce Kendrick Lamar as the first Glasgow Summer Sessions headliner for 2018,” said Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts.
“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.