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.

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Apr 18, 2016

MUSE SET THE DRONES ON SSE HYDRO

There was no mistaking that Muse had landed in-the-round at The SSE Hydro as their first track, ‘Psycho’ blared out through the booming sound system. 

Giant drones appeared from the rafters, moving in formation above the crowd – the first of many elements that truly made this a show for the digital age.

Mind Blowing Production

It set the bar for the whole production, and there was no doubt that it was up there with the best in the world.  Complete with a stage set in the middle of the arena - a first for a music gig at The SSE Hydro - giant drones, a rotating stage, a flying aeroplane, exploding balloons and a speech from JFK - this was one for the books.

The band blasted out a mix of popular older tracks including Supermassive Black Hole, Time Is Running Out and Starlight and newer ones from the tour title album Drones: Dead Inside, Mercy and The Globalist.

Skills & Talent

Matt Bellamy displayed impressive shredding skills along with note perfect vocals.  Bass player Chris Wolstenholme controlled the bass with effortless ease, at one point using a touchscreen digital guitar and drummer Dominic Howard ensured the mosh pit below him was constant.

Confetti rained from the Hydro ceiling as the band played out their last three songs, Take A Bow, Mercy and the brilliant Knights of Cydonia.

A deafening roar and a 3 minute standing ovation.  MUSE, YOU ROCK!

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