All the hits under one roof

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GIG prices can be something of a joke these days.

Former greats charge us poor fans hundreds for their arena tours – and that’s before you get to those up-and-coming stars touring the globe.

It’s where festivals come into play: plenty of acts to choose from, and all under one ticket – but surviving Scottish summertime in a tent is bad enough, so let’s forget about that winter camp-out.

Enter instead, the multiple-billed arena show – Clyde 1 Live, to be precise.

The Glasgow and the west radio station has lined up an impressive array of pop acts, all under one roof – and more importantly, under one ticket.

Topping the bill is Scotland’s own mix maesto Calvin Harris, whose collaborations read like a who’s who of music – and whose DJ sets are legendary, thanks to previous appearances at Tin the Park.

Joining our Calvin are JLS, Leona Lewis, Lawson and McFly, as well as Labrinth (now two million record sales up) and X Factor alumni Amelia Lily, whose single You Bring Me Joy made it to a commendable number two in the charts (which, for a former finalist of the TV talent show, isn’t too bad at all).

It’s fair to say that the tickets aren’t cheap (ranging from £27.50 to £50), but it’s less than your average festival and more importantly, it’s under cover – leaving slightly less of a need for thermals.

Clyde 1 Live is on at the SECC on December 13. Tickets are available on 0844 395 4000 or www.ticketsoup.com.