Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival
A week-long celebration of piping, including contemporary and traditional, solo and pipe bands, culminating in the World Pipe Band Championships.
The singer-songwriter from Dublin performs pop and acoustic sounds.
A classic pantomime involving a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and some serious snoozing.
Alias of Glasgow techno talent Fraser Stuart.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Steep yourself in the magic and mystery that is Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands. It is 1962. Duke Theseus’ yacht, the Athens, is moored just offshore. Young lovers jump ship into the island forest, where Oberon and Titania's stormy fairy love once again threatens the natural world. Five local Sandspit good old boys…
Mella Dee is from Doncaster, and he loves breakbeats and trainers. He first appeared on our radar as one half of Mista Men, making no frills garage and bassline house which may have been throwback, but felt like a breath of fresh air compared to the sea of overcooked post-dubstep and UK bass doing the rounds at the time.
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including…
One of the UK’s most exciting and successful boy bands are back! To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Blue have announced their Heart & Soul Tour. Blue will play 14 arena shows around the UK and Ireland.
Post punk from ex-members of The Fall.
The four-piece from Baltimore, featuring Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman performs its alt rock originals.
Comedy Club Smiley Spaces
Comedy night featuring three headline comedians.
Join entertainer extraordinaire, John Barrowman on a magical journey, celebrating the very best of music theatre on the ‘I Am What I Am’ tour, performing songs from the West End to Broadway.
With her spellbinding voice and time-bending sensibilities, Sierra Ferrell makes music that's as fantastically vagabond as the artist herself. Growing up in small-town West Virginia, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist left home in her early 20s to journey across the country with a troupe of nomadic musicians…
Make-up clad over-the-top metal outfit with a dash of humour amongst the heavy riffs.
LeithLate is a multi-arts festival that takes place across multiple venues in Leith, showcasing the very best in emerging artists, musicians, poets and filmmakers.
Mendelssohn on Mull
A classical music festival during which young musicians are mentored by older professionals in the craft of chamber music-making, followed by concerts played in venues throughout the island.
Fringe by the Sea
A 10-day multi-arts festival set in the beautiful seaside town of North Berwick. Confirmed acts for 2023 include Sister Sledge (11 August), sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (13 August) who was the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world, TV stars Dick & Dom (5 August) and nu-jazz collective…
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
This family-friendly favourite of the Scottish music festival scene is back with music. theatre and spoken word events. The line up for 2023 includes Travis, Bastille, Sigrid, Peat & Diesel, Sam Ryder, KT Tunstall, The Zutons, Alabama 3, Kiefer Sutherland and many more.
Shetland's annual film festival is directed by Kathy Hubbard, alongside film critic Mark Kermode and Professor Linda Ruth Williams. Showcasing films from Shetland and across the world, the festival features all the well-known and loved Screenplay strands.
Nairn Book and Arts Festival
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023, Nairn Book and Arts Festival is an annual celebration of literature, art, music, drama and film in the Scottish Highlands.
A three-day celebration of crime writing, bringing together leading Scottish and international authors, showcasing debut voices and encouraging new writers. As well as interviews and panels there is a torchlight procession, criminal cabaret, crime writer's football match, quiz and more.
A coming together of tech startups, scale-ups, product teams, revenue teams, leaders, thinkers and innovators.
Wigtown Book Festival
An established and celebrated feature in the Scottish literary calendar attracting many big names. For ten days Scotland’s National Book Town buzzes with book events as well as theatre, music and site-specific events in quirky venues.
Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass, old time and Americana music in Moniaive, the beautiful music village of southwest Scotland.
Largs Viking Festival
A week-long celebration of Viking heritage, including an opening parade and ceremony, live entertainment, fringe events, food and craft market, air displays, axe throwing, full Viking village and the ever-popular Festival of Fire. As well as the Viking skirmish, burning of the long boat and a firework display.
Blazin' in Beauly
The brainchild of Blazin' Fiddles, this five-day festival immerses visitors in the music of the Highlands and Islands through concerts, sessions, talks and workshops. Special guest tutor for 2023 is Capercaillie's Charlie McKerron, with Ruairidh Gollan and Hannah Rarity returning to teach the gentle paced and song classes.
Orkney International Science Festival
A kaleidoscopic mix of sparkling ideas and lively activities with talks and outings, food and music, in an island setting where past and future meet.
Royal National Mòd
Paisley is set to welcome Scotland's annual celebration of Gaelic culture in 2023, hosting the Mòd’s week-long programme of music, drama, Highland dance, literature and sport.
Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival
Now in its 34th year, the festival welcomes over 200 musicians from home and abroad, including full Scottish dance bands, small groups and solo artists, performing concerts and dances in venues throughout Shetland.
Watch on as rowers take part in Scotland's biggest open water rowing race, participate in arts and crafts activities and boat building, watch live music and much more.
Edinburgh Art Festival
Scotland's largest annual celebration of visual art offers work by the best contemporary Scottish artists as well as exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th century and other historical periods. This year, ten artists from previous Edinburgh Art Festival editions will present…
Edinburgh International Festival
Bringing world-class arts to the capital since 1947, the EIF sets the standard for classical concerts, opera, dance and theatre, while it's recently also added an excellent contemporary music strand. 2023 marks the first Edinburgh International Festival under the leadership of new director, Nicola Benedetti.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
Scotland's largest jazz festival presents a wide range of concerts over ten days across the capital, in parks, churches, clubs and concert halls. With a programme featuring all genre styles from early jazz to the avant-garde, with home-grown talent and international stars.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Thousands of performers from around the world fill venues across the city with theatre, comedy, circus, cabaret, dance, music, family shows, spoken word and more. From big names to emerging artists, this is the largest fringe festival in the world.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
The world’s largest public celebration of the written word, featuring guest appearances by leading Scottish and international authors, politicians, historians, journalists and children's authors.
Edinburgh's world-famous New Year's celebrations, comprising three days of events, five stages of bands and DJs and over 60,000 revellers on Princes Street for the big night. As well as the stunning fireworks display above Edinburgh Castle and the perennially sell-out Concert in the Gardens – this year featuring Eddie…
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
A celebration of live storytelling and imagination uniting Scottish and international storytellers and musicians. Featuring performances, workshops, talks and children's events, with guest storytellers from across the globe.
A jam-packed programme of activities and readings for children, families and school pupils of all ages.
PopUp Painting: Paint Monet
Painting party hosted by PopUp Painting, themed around Claude Monet.
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
Storytelling and stand-up about the British identity and the 'divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom' from comedian Mark Thomas.
McLellan Arts Festival
A celebration of emerging Scottish writing talent across all genres, inspired by the late great playwright Robert McLellan (1907–1985). The 2023 festival will include a ceilidh with fiddler Gillian Frame, an evening celebrating the stories and poetry of Robert McLellan, poetry winners’ gig, a performance by Scottish…
Tenement Jazz Band
Traditional jazz band composed of young jazz musicians aiming to recapture the energy of early jazz.
Capital Sci-Fi Con 2023
Edinburgh's not-for-profit pop culture, comic and movie convention is planning an amazing special guest lineup from film and TV for Capital Sci fi Con 2023. They will also have comic artists/writers, guest talks, cosplay competitions, music, traders of all types and much more. All profits from the event are donated to…
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular… Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film…
Xs Malarkey Live
Malarkey and hi-jinks from a delightful bunch of comedians each time.
Eighties music festival in the north of England. Revellers can also enjoy a silent disco, live karaoke, a funfair and theme bars.
Eighties music festival. Away from the live music revellers can enjoy a silent disco, live karaoke and theme bars.
Orkney Blues Festival
Characterised as the 'smallest, friendliest Blues Festival in the UK', this is a place to hear good tunes and meet others who share a passion for the blues. The 2023 lineup features Kyla Brox and Rob Tognoni.
Big Burns Supper
Dumfries’s Loreburn Hall throws opens its doors like never before as Big Burns Supper returns with a new alternative in-person format for ‘Le Haggis’, an immersive theatrical party experience featuring a roster of talent, and a brand-new soundtrack created by energetic trad folk group Ho-Ro and Dumfries Community Choir.
Hard Trance Europe Weekender
2023 sees us return to the English Riviera with 40+ Artists over 2 nights at Torquays finest indoor and outdoor venues.