Scottish Event Campus

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre - five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo and our most recent addition, The SSE Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena.  With its infinite flexibility, the campus has gone from strength to strength and, with planned expansion and development, will continue to position Glasgow on the world stage.  

SEC Armadillo

Designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, the SEC Armadillo is a Glasgow landmark with a unique style and practical, comfortable facilities for up to 3,000.

SEC Centre

SEC Centre offers five interconnected exhibition and event halls with a combined area of over 22,000sqm.    

SSE Hydro

A truly iconic structure, the 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro is Scotland’s home of live entertainment and is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top three arenas globally.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

  • 5 May / 20 DOORS: 18:00
    Showtimes will be released approximately 3 days before the date of the event.

*Event timings issued are a guideline only and may be earlier or later than originally published.

Important Ticket Information


Purchases are limited to 6 tickets per person.
Authorised ticket agents for this event are: AXS, Ticketmaster, See Tickets, Eventim, The Ticket Factory and Ticket Scotland and these Ticket Agents’ official resale platforms and Twickets. You risk not getting in if you buy from anywhere else. 
Accessible tickets are available through the venue website.
To prevent ticket touting, the name of the ticket purchaser will be PRINTED on all tickets purchased. This person MUST attend the concert. They will be asked to present matching PHOTO ID to gain entry to the venue.
The ticket purchaser must enter the concert ACCOMPANIED by all their guests. Guests will not be allowed entry without the ticket purchaser being present.
Ticket resale is permitted at no more than the price you paid (i.e. face value + booking fee).
Please only use our authorised ticket sellers and resellers AXS, Ticketmaster, See Tickets, Eventim, The Ticket Factory and Ticket Scotland.
Selling tickets through unauthorised resale platforms will breach our terms and conditions and those tickets may be cancelled.
Viagogo, StubHub or any other secondary ticketing websites are not authorised resale platforms for this event.

If you buy your tickets through one of the above authorised ticket resellers make sure the new name will be printed on the tickets, otherwise you may be refused entry.

Each person wishing to enter the event requires a valid ticket. All tickets are a revocable license.

We reserve the right to cancel tickets purchased by businesses, traders, or persons acting on their behalf, who engage in the commercial resale of ticket.

Disclaimer: Please note that Level 3 is accessible by stairs only. Some areas of Level 2 and Level 3 may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties, those who are not comfortable with heights or those who experience vertigo.

We anticipate you should receive your tickets at least 21 days prior to the event you are attending. Thank you for your patience.

Official Streaming Partner of The SSE Hydro

  • 05 May / 20
  • £28.40 - £85.15

    (inc admin fee) + fulfilment

    Accessible Ticket Booking Line:
    0800 952 0110

    Ticket Limit: 6pp

  • On Sale Now
  • Standing over 14s only

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