Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
North Atlantic Trio
Bluegrass/Appalachian/Scottish fusion from the trio of Cheyenne Brown (harp), Dave Currie (dobro) and Dave Boyd (percussion).
Rock'n'rollers from Sheffield who've supported Kartica.
Indie rock'n'roll foursome from Sheffield who have supported Reverend & The Makers.
A beer and food festival with an impressive selection of craft beer, cider, gin, cocktails, street food, sweet treats and live music. North Hop makes stops at various locations across the country, giving you lots of opportunities to try new and exciting products.
North Lakes Tattoo Show
Tattoo convention hunkered down in Cumbria and featuring the usual range of spectacular artists, stalls, trade stands and live entertainment,
North Lanarkshire Doors Open Day
The annual chance to get behind the scenes at some of North Lanarkshire's most interesting buildings and institutions.
North Mississippi Allstars
Southern rock and blues trio.
North of the Wall
Seriously heavy metal festival focusing on extreme noise, doom, thrash and black metal. Featuring Revenge, Batushka, MGŁA, Nocturnal, Hetroertzen, Drowned and many more spread across three venues (Classic Grand, Ivory Blacks and Audio).
North Queensferry Comedy Night
A lineup of up and comers and season pros making you laugh out there in North Queensferry.
North Sea Gas
Hugely entertaining Scottish folk band who combine guitars, mandolins, bodhrans, banjos, whistles and bouzoukis with fine vocals. Expect a mixture of traditional and original material and great craic.
North York Moors Festival Ensemble
Musicians of the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival in concert.
Northampton International Tattoo Convention
Tattoo artists from all over cover every style you'd like, plus there are performances from a whole bunch of acts and live music to boot.
Northampton Symphony Orchestra
The Northampton Symphony Orchestra is an amateur symphony orchestra founded in 1893.
Northeast Party House
Dance music mixed with pop hooks and rock stylings – it's Australia's Northeast Party House.
Northern Ballet: Puss in Boots
Northern Ballet stage a child-friendly adaptation of the classic children's story about the charming cat.
The Northern Chamber Orchestra
- Directed by: Nicholas Ward
- Written by: Mendelssohn
Formed in the 60s, the NCO is known for its engaging concerts, turning its hand to everything from Corelli to Stravinsky.
Handmade goods and luxury gifts from more than 15 stalls.
Northern Ireland Tattoo Convention
As well as multi-award winning artists from across the world, there's also live music, entertainment, merchandise, clothing and tattoo film screenings.
Six musicians (Brian Finnegan, Niall Vallely, Ailie Robertson, Donald Grant, Nikolaj Busk and Ale Carr) bridge the gap between classical and folk.
Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival
The popular country music festival brings together stars from the USA, Europe, Ireland and Scotland.
Northern Roots Music Festival
Bruce MacGregor of Blazin' Fiddles and BBC Radio Scotland started this festival to showcase the finest roots, folk and world music from around the world and it's gone from strength to strength. 2017's lineup features Justin Currie & The Pallbearers, Be Charlotte, Lau, Pronto Mama, Rab Noakes, Andy Gunn Band, Rachel…
- Directed by: Alan Fearon (cond)
The ensemble performs various works.
Festival featuring Nordic and Scottish music, song & dance, with concerts, workshops, and sessions from up-and-coming and established artists organised by the TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch.
Alternative rock quartet from Manchester.
Free music festival headlined by The Christians with support from Cattle & Cane along with a selection of bands form the north east. Alongside street theatre, a fun fair and local food.
Norwich Body Art Festival
A big festival with the chance to get stuck with all manner of needles, plus there's live entertainment throughout the day to keep your mind off the pain.
Norwich Community Choir
Community choir welcoming all who enjoy singing.
House anthems from the late '80s and early '90s.
Not About Heroes
- Written by: Stephen MacDonald
Stephen MacDonald's play about the encounter between WWI poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Edinburgh's Craiglockhart War Hospital and their burgeoning friendship in the turmoil of warfare.
Live sets and DJs form Glasgow's underground music scene.
The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh
Ross and Josh (Brierley and Sadley, respectively) present their late-night chat show.
Belfast party band in the Soulwax/LCD vein.
Not The Rolling Stones
Tribute to Mick Jagger's and his rock legends.
A made-up-as-they-go-along musical based on the worst movies the audience can suggest.
Nothing but the Poem
Poetry discussion forum with no preparation or previous knowledge required, focusing on a different poet each month.
San Francisco punks.
Drum & bass night supporting new local talent and the giants of the genre.
Notos Piano Quartet
Prizewinning young quartet from Germany.
Future garage and bubbling dubstep sounds.
Notsosilent x Angles
Notsosilent and friends have a residents party to show off the in-house talent all night long.
Nottingham Comedy Festival
Established in 2009, Nottingham Comedy Festival has grown from 50 acts across ten venues to the festival that it is now – taking over Nottingham and various venues in Nottinghamshire and featuring a lineup including brand new comedians and established acts. This year sees performances from Harry and Paul, James Acaster…
Nottingham Youth Orchestra
- Directed by: Derek Williams (cond)
- Written by: Glazunov
Nottingham Youth Orchestra was founded in 1985 and gives regular tours.
Veteran German band who have moved from their dark altrock/metal roots in more of an electronica-oriented direction.
Noura Mint Seymali
Mauritanian desert-rock chanteuse.
Nova Scotia Folk Club
Weekly folk club – with live acoustic music consisting of floor spots, featured artist and jam session – hosted by Gina Graham.
Nova Scotia Jazz Band
Expert traditional jazz featuring some of Scotland's top players on reeds, bass, banjo and cornet.
Novel Writing: Pages 1 to 384
Class for writers exploring key aspects of novel writing. A pre-recorded version of each class goes online the following day.
English rapper, grime artist and producer.
US experimental soloist Noveller aka Sarah Lipstate.