Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
The hits of one of the most successful and influential English pop bands of the 70s, revisited by original member Graham Gouldman and some new faces.
6 Feet, 3 Shoes
Slanjayvah Danza A celebration of friendship across borders, told through feisty percussive flamenco, Scottish and contemporary dance, with three dancers, exhilarating live fiddle and guitar. Dance, storytelling, humour, traditional foot stomping rhythms, tender moments and a good old giggle combine to tell a story that…
Adam Kay: This is Going To Hurt… More
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents Award-winning comedian Adam Kay returns to Edinburgh with a work-in-progress attempt of his new show, ahead of his forthcoming tour. Featuring diary entries from his new book, Undoctored, as well as some disgusting favourite stories, this is an exclusive chance to watch this new show in…
Post-hardcore from the Canadian five-piece.
Multi-platinum Canadian singer of soul-bearing pop Ali Gatie’s music is intimate in a way that almost feels private. The Toronto-raised artist’s pop-meets-R&B is often vulnerable, wounded, and yearning — listening is less like thumbing through his diary than stumbling upon the pages he’s ripped out and stuffed at the…
Black Cat Bone
Blues rock with a twist.
The Candlelight Club
Pop-up candlelit cocktail party with a 1920s vintage jazz soundtrack. The secret London venue is announced by email to ticketholders two days before the event.
British prog pioneers.
Cleethorpes Blues Rhythm & Rock Festival
A one-day music festival celebrating blues, rhythm and rock'n'roll. The lineup for 2019 features Mungo Jerry, Connie Lush Band and more.
NME award winners who specialise in soundscapes, infectious melodies and pure, groovy rhythms.
Vancouver multimedia collective to some, many-headed BEAST to others. This (at the moment) seven-person-strong collective produce punk dance anthems that they use as a means of therapy for addiction. Restless punk and and explosive hip-hop narrative that's gonna go off live.
Crown Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Presenting the UK premiere of this ballet company from Moldova. Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy…
Old school monsters of rock justly famed for the killer riffola of 'Smoke on the Water'.
The London-based duo of producers Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell performs house and techno with touches of soul.
The vocalist and instrumentalist from the Faroe Islands performs her unique brand of experimental folktronica.
Progressive, experimental metal from London/Brighton headliners.
GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues
GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to…The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers THE MOODY BLUES Gordy Marshall toured and recorded with The Moody Blues for twenty-five years.Together with Mick Wilson…
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
Singer-songwriter and fiddler from Uncle Earl with her band.
Let's Eat Grandma
Teenage pop duo with gothic and folk overtones.
The former Soft Cell singer turned successful solo artist supports his latest release.
New Zealand’s Marlon Williams possesses one of the greatest voices of his generation. His effortlessly distinctive tone and heartstring-plucking vibrato have garnered widespread love around the world. Williams draws on folk and country traditions - often compared to Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley - but what…
Glaswegian rock band.
The world first met Maia when she was a 17-year-old singer with a ukulele and a now-famous screenname: mxmtoon. In 2017, and from the guest bedroom in her parents’ California home, the high-school student began posting covers of pop favorites and her own catchy confessional musings, tunes that spoke frankly of her…
Indie pop-rock band from Southampton.
Pet Deaths is London-based duo Graeme Martin and Liam Karima, who blend enchanting, ethereal concepts with poetic meter and hypnotic melodies to form exquisite, melancholic, celestial post-folk.
Plants and Animals
Folk-prog trio from Montreal.
Iconic rock band playing for decades.
Part of our Sounds of Nature programme Noûs (nùs) is an Ancient Greek word whose meaning is mind and therefore rationality, but also inspiration and creativity. The Quartetto Noûs, composed of four young Italian musicians, was founded in 2011 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. The Quartet…
Glaswegian power-pop featuring current/ex members of Poor Things, Catholic Action and Rapid Tan.
The Science of Psychedelics
The traditional use of psychoactive plants and fungi for spiritual and shamanic rituals has occurred for thousands of years, whereas the Western scientific research of these substances has only been explored in the last 100 years, and prohibition stalled the last 50 years of this. In this talk you will be introduced to…
See Thru Hands
Manchester’s See Thru Hands return to Band on the Wall! Hotly-tipped by those who know, the band have an energy-rich live show like no other. Fully DIY and on the rise, they independently achieved a BBC 6 Music playlist slot and BBC Sport feature off the back of their most recent single ‘Border Control’. A collective…
Sinful Maggie set out to show people that you could have a punk band with an accordion and not play Folk Gypsy or Celtic Punk.
Soweto Gospel Choir
The 26-strong choir returns with more uplifting earthy rhythms, a cappella harmonies and African gospel arrangements.
Pop-rock sextet from London.
Stray From The Path
American metalcore outfit.
Lead singer of Keane off out in solo guise.
Psychedelic rock and alt rock duo.
American metalcore band from Florida.
When Another Dragon Roars
A story of a mum and boy learning emotional resilience and how stories help us figure out a complicated world. Mum and Alfie are going camping – to get away from everything. To have some quality time together. Alfie finds it hard to talk about his feelings. His Mum does too. They share stories about Dragons! Scary ones…
Ex-Kraftwerk playing electronic, synthrock, Krautrock sounds.
Woodland Tales with Granddad
A magical tale with an urgent environmental message. Something is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are gathering at its edge and a mysterious call is heard across the valley. Laura the ladybird, Jeffrey the spider, Brett the Woodlouse and Willoughby the…
Disco, soul and jazz covers band.
Gareth Lockrane Big Band
The big band plays swinging favourites.
HORSE is an iconic and utterly unique singer/songwriter, her voice described as 'a finely honed instrument', together with 'breathtaking stagecraft'. Her music is both moving and uplifting, the audience are totally absorbed whenever she performs. With a successful career expanding over three decades, she has opened and…
House of Stand Up
Regular stand-up nights featuring local and visiting funny types.
The pairing of Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz from Australia performs folk and roots material.
Into The Shadows
Shadows tribute band.
Kings of the Blues
The Main Street Blues Band return to the Byre with their stunning electric blues tribute to the masters, BB King, Albert King and Freddy King. The show, which sold out on its last visit, is packed with great blues classics including The Thrill is Gone, Born Under a Bad Sign, Hideaway and many, many more. As well as…
Head down to the seafront for some of the best leading comedians, regulars on the circuit and up-and-coming stars of tomorrow as they try out their never-before-seen material for your ears only. Previous guests include Romesh Ranganathan, Joe Wilkinson, Jen Brister and James Acaster.
Indomitable folk musician and ornate songstress, Lizzy Hardingham, is paving her way as a powerhouse performer with "beautifully delivered songs that sing straight to the heart". This paragon of vocal vigour and songwriting sorcery has supported the likes of Lady Maisery, Gilmore&Roberts and Bob Fox (to name a few…