Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

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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…

Bristol Comedy Garden

Five nights of outdoor comedy.

Into the New

Festival of performance from students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's BA Contemporary Performance Practice programme. The 2021 festival will take place online and feature live art, films and performances.

Festival of Bees

Beekeeping show with talks from beekeepers, activity workshops and more.

Comedy at the Covid Arms

Live online interactive comedy nights in aid of the Trussell Trust.

The Who

The union jack clad British rockers known for anthems including 'Who Are You' and 'I Can See for Miles' return to the stage.

At the Drive-In

Post-hardcore sounds from El Paso, Texas.

Lime

Four-piece band from Brighton.

Out of Bounds Comedy

Gags, banter and a whole lot more from a lovely wee line-up each time.

Paul Lewis

The internationally-acclaimed concert pianist best known for his interpretations of Beethoven and Schubert.

Yellow Days

Young English singer-songwriter who blends jazz, R&B, and alt-rock styles.

Bec Hill: Out Of Order

An innovative and interactive stand-up comedy act by award-winning Australian comedian.

Still Gaun!

Join lifelong friends Paul, Jane and Mark for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show.

Jethro

Risqué humour from the Cornish comic.

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

One of Scotland’s most diverse and inclusive cultural events, combining high quality artistic events with extensive community-led programming and a social justice agenda.

Outside the Box Comedy

Stand-up comedy nights.

Nadia Reid

Folk singer-songwriter from New Zealand.

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton's Symbiosis

Celtic sounds from the award-winning Scotsmen.

Dead by Dawn

The Filmhouse's horror fest hosts a selection of premieres, classics, short films and special guests.

Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone is a bestselling children’s writer, author of Sky Song, The Shadow Keeper and The Dream Snatcher.

Delmer Darion

Two-piece electronic duo based in London.

Heads South

Cuban jazz and Latin favourites from the quintet.

Alphabeat

Danish pop band from Silkeborg, fronted by singers Stine Bramsen and Anders Stig Gehrt Nielsen.

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Mathew Bourne's highly acclaimed dance production, based on the classic 1948 film.

48Hours and Ashestoangels

Co-headline tour from the two hard rockers: 48 Hours are at trio playing rock with a pop edge, while Ashestoangels are a punk/goth quartet.

The 68

American rock duo.