Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
House duo from London.
Music from the self-taught (but Courtney-Pine-mentored) jazz/hip hop star.
Charismatic Smog mainman Callahan brings his droll songs and calming influence back to an adoring Glasgow.
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.
Americana and folk rock act from Wisconsin performs tracks from his latest album Old Believers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swedish trio combining acoustic instrumentation with freewheeling inventiveness.
I Can't Believe It's Not Buddy
Tribute to the music of Buddy Holly.
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
Stand-up from the Britain's Got Talent star, who explores blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we're ashamed we once admired.
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…
The 90s girl group make a comeback.
The singer-songwriter's sound is a mix of soul, rap, hip hop and pop.
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.
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.
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.
The gravel-voiced former Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age singer performs grizzly alternative rock.
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.
Wispy folktronica from girl-of-the-moment Goulding who took home the 2014 Brit award for British female solo artist.
Singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe performs a mix of alternative hip hop and electronica, with dubstep and grime elements.
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…
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.
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.
Rock'n'roll and rhythm and blues trio from Edinburgh.
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…