Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Maribou State

House duo from London.

Soweto Kinch

Music from the self-taught (but Courtney-Pine-mentored) jazz/hip hop star.

Bill Callahan

Charismatic Smog mainman Callahan brings his droll songs and calming influence back to an adoring Glasgow.

Caravan Palace

High energy French electro swing.

Catriona McKay & Olov Johansson

Scottish harpist Catriona McKay will be joined by Olov Johansson and his nyckelharpa.

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Not an actual festival but a group of fiddlers from France, Canada and Ireland, who have been combining their individual styles and musical traditions for two decades.

Cory Chisel

Americana and folk rock act from Wisconsin performs tracks from his latest album Old Believers.

Dub Inc

Cult French reggae collective who toured for a full seven months after the release of their 2013 album Paradise.

Glasgow St Patrick's Day Festival

Celebrate the Irish heritage of Glasgow and Scotland with a programme of film, talks, family activities, dancing and, of course, a whole lot of music.

The Gloaming

Folk collective formed by leading Irish musicians.

The Milk Carton Kids

Minimalist Americana duo of Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale.

The New Mendicants

Collaboration between Toronto neighbours Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub and Joe Pernice of the Pernice Brothers playing new material and songs from their back catalogues.

Northern Lights

Six musicians (Brian Finnegan, Niall Vallely, Ailie Robertson, Donald Grant, Nikolaj Busk and Ale Carr) bridge the gap between classical and folk.

Rachel Hair Trio

The trio perform their unique brand of strong melodies, rootsy songs and majestic instrumental flair.

RM Hubbert

Guitar instrumentals from the artist who won the Scottish Album of the Year in 2013.

Ross Martin & Eilidh Shaw

Traditional West Highland music.

Sadie & the Hotheads

Rootsy pop band fronted by Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern.

Salsa Celtica

A heady mix of jazz, African, Latin and Celtic rhythms from this lively group.

Steve Cropper and The Animals

Founder member of Booker T and The MGs backed by The Animals, featuring original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher.

Väsen

Swedish trio combining acoustic instrumentation with freewheeling inventiveness.

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddy

Tribute to the music of Buddy Holly.

District

Alt-rock, pop punk and metal club night.

Up Helly Aa

Shetland shows off its history with a spectacular fire festival and other merry making.

Sun Kil Moon

Aka Mark Kozelek aka Red House Painters. Whatever the name, beautiful sad music is guaranteed.

The Sunday Social

Once again we bring you an afternoon of musical goodies with slip-sliding guitars and bluesy American singer-songwriting at its best.

Her Way to Hell

Female fronted AC/DC tribute.

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

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Stand-up from the Britain's Got Talent star, who explores blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we're ashamed we once admired.

Steve Wynn

An icon of US indie rock and one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters, it's fair to say that Steve Wynn is 'a force to reckoned with and cherished' (Sunday Times). Steve first came to prominence as the frontman of The Dream Syndicate, a band that helped define the burgeoning US indie/college rock scene of the…

All Saints

The 90s girl group make a comeback.

Ashanti

The singer-songwriter's sound is a mix of soul, rap, hip hop and pop.

Dizzee Rascal

Squawking young garage MC who combines the sublime and the ridiculous in his progressive music and has scored some huge hits with 'Bonkers', 'Holiday' and 'Dance Wiv Me'.

Jack & Tim

Father and son duo made famous for making it to the finals of Britain's Got Talent.

Mastodon

Atlanta-based hefty rock behemoth with a proggy approach to metal. Composed of Troy Sanders (bass), Brent Hinds (guitar), Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Brann Dailor (drummer) Mastodon mix sludge, progressive, experimental and heavy metal with plenty of screams. The band has toured with metal giants Slayer, Metallica…

New Found Glory

American rock outfit who helped spearhead the second wave of pop punk in the 90s.

Papa Roach

The American band led by singer Jacoby Shaddix were one of the leaders of the first wave of nu metal.

London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1904 and is one of the world's leading orchestras. It has a long association with film music, playing on the soundtracks of the first Star Wars movie, Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Its current principal conductor is Valery Gergiev.

Mark Lanegan

The gravel-voiced former Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age singer performs grizzly alternative rock.

Lovebox

London's annual boutique dance and music festival was founded by electric DJ duo Groove Armada in 2002. The line-up for 2020 features the likes of Disclosure, Khalid, Robyn, and Jorja Smith.

Ellie Goulding

Wispy folktronica from girl-of-the-moment Goulding who took home the 2014 Brit award for British female solo artist.

Ghostpoet

Singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe performs a mix of alternative hip hop and electronica, with dubstep and grime elements.

Swans

Michael Gira's influential no wave band return with their harsh mix of proto-industrial rock and atmospheric acoustica.

Capital Sci-Fi Con

Science-fiction convention aiming to raise funds for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). There will be large-scale props from movies plus live special effects presentations, retro gaming consoles, trade stalls and a cosplay competition. Actors and voice-over artists make appearances over the weekend along with…

The Lurkers

Old age punk from a band who were there first time around.

Paul Van Dyk

Big night of trance from the arena-filler.

Stirling Whisky Festival

Festival celebrating the 'water of life,' with the chance to sample malts from all over Scotland and experience masterclasses on making, ageing and bottling whisky from master distillers.

Tim Key

Award-winning poet and stand-up.

OSO Live Lounge

The OSO Art Centre hosts a virtual series of performances, each centring around a different headlining act.

Logan's Close

Rock'n'roll and rhythm and blues trio from Edinburgh.

Pop Mutations

The team behind Glasgow's The Flying Duck, Mono and Stereo host this virtual celebration of music and culture, featuring streams from local and international acts, as well as talks, art and yoga.

Melbourne Comedy Festival

One is in the fastest growing city in Australia, drawing in the best comedians from across the globe. The other is three gigs in a community centre. Billing itself as 'the second largest Melbourne Comedy Festival in the world', this one – in the town of Melbourne in South Derbyshire – is arranged by Bob Slayer and…