Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Royal Indians

Rock'n'roll band with Venezuelan roots.

Royal Northern College of Music

Music for brass and piano from students of the Royal Northern College of Music.

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Founded in 1958, the Northern Sinfonia was awarded Royal status in 2013 to reflect its standing as one of the UK's most versatile and imaginative ensembles.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946, is one of the most respected orchestras in the country.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been one of the mainstays of Scotland's musical life since its foundation in 1891.

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Blues and rock'n'rock supergroup from New Orleans, Louisiana featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman.

The Royal Wedding Live Screening

Watch Prince Harry tie the knot with Meghan Markle. Pimms at the ready.

The Royal Wind Music

Recorder ensemble from the Netherlands, founded by Paul Leenhouts and specialising in Renaissance music.


R&B and reggae club night raising funds for a Community Defibrillator for Canterbury Road Nursery.

RSA Architecture Open 2014

The RSA takes the temperature of recent Scottish architecture and design work, in this show with exhibits submitted by practices all over the country.

RSA Open 2017

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography by artists from across Scotland and beyond, chosen by the RSA from an open submission.


Yorkshire five-piece metalcore group.

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of the 1982 film The Snowman, with live musical accompaniment.

RSNO: Viennese Gala

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrate the new year with a glittering programme of beloved classics from the famed city, from sweeping waltzes to playful polkas. Featuring works by Strauss, Bizet, Rossini, Massenet, Glinka, Mascagni and more, including the iconic William Tell Overture and The Blue Danube Waltz.

RSPB: Give Nature a Home

Find out how to make your garden more wildlife friendly and enjoy a range of nature activities.

RSPCA Big Walkies

Choose between a 3 and 5k sponsored dog walk to raise funds for animals in need.

RU40 - UB40 Tribute

RU40 – Tribute to UB40 Playing all the classic hits from “Red Red Wine” to “Rat In The Kitchen”, from “Food For Thought” to “One In Ten” and beyond! RU40 have headlined major venues and festivals, entertaining reggae fans and ensuring they sing along to “Cherry O”, “Homely Girl”,” Here I am Baby” “Kingston Town” and many…

Rua MacMillan and Suzanne Houston

Young Glasgow-based traditional music duo play tunes by legendary Caithness musicians.

Ruarri Joseph

The Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, now based in Newquay, Cornwall, plays soulful and laid back pop-rock.


Deep house and minimal techno from brothers Ali and Stuart Logan.

The Rubber Wellies

Travelling troubadours.


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The 'Hib-hop' guys, famed for their YouTube smash 'Horse Outside', bring their madness to the stage.


A night with an eclectic taste in great club music, featuring returning resident Mandeep.

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.


Rudsambee is an Edinburgh-based choral group of approximately 20 singers, with a broad repertoire comprising renaissance music, contemporary pieces, world music and anything else that takes their interest.

The Rudy Vees

Comedy band chock full of original, funny stuff, whose influences include 'fish', 'cheese' and 'surfing'.

Rue Royale

Anglo-American indie-folk duo. With support from Lampliter.

Ruen Brothers

Alternative pop from these Lincolnshire siblings.

Ruff Edge

Glasgow cover band, playing classic rock, indie, pop and more.

The Ruffcut Blues Band

Playing the roughest cut of blues and rock.

Rufus Wainwright

The American-Canadian singer-songwriter performs his baroque pop on a greatest hits tour.

Rugby World Cup 2015

Twenty teams play 48 games across the country – you can watch here.

Ruisi Quartet

Quartet of Alessandro Ruisi (violin); Guy Button (violin), Asher Zaccardelli (viola), Max Ruisi (cello).

Rulers of the Root

Glasgow music collective playing blues rock and garage with swamp influences.

Rulo Y La Contrabanda

Acoustic set from Raul Gutiérrez, the former singer and bassist of the rock band La Fuga.

Rum & Reggae

DJ Looney and DJ Delboy play reggae hits.

Rum Thief

Garage rock sounds from Rum Thief.

Rumbos De Tango

Rumbos De Tango host tango lessons for all levels.

The Rumjacks

The Australian four-piece plays a Celtic-folk-punk blend.


A residency from Skandy, Indra, Kris, Sultan and special guests bringing the best of UK bass and electronica to Glasgow.

Run for All

A series of 10k runs in the North of England. Race for a PB or jog in your first official race at this inclusive event.

Run The Jewels

American hip hop duo consisting of rappers Killer Mike and El-P.


Members from TAWFAWW, Project: Venhell and Lapsus Linguae play in-your-face sounds.


One of the world's highest selling Celtic rock acts, fusing traditional Gaelic folk music with contemporary rock.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: The Official Tour

RuPaul's Drag Race UK season two contestants head across the country for the show's official UK tour. Queens confirmed so far include Tayce, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ellie Diamond and Lawrence Chaney, with more acts to be announced.


DJs spin drum'n'bass.

Rural Touring Introduction and Meet the Rural Touring Schemes

National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) An opportunity to hear and ask questions about how rural touring works involving companies, producers and touring schemes followed by an open session to network and meet touring scheme staff drawn from England, Scotland, Wales and further afield. This is a chance for companies, artists…

Rush Eucon

Two day Rush convention with live performances from Rush tribute bands, Rush-themed pub quiz and more. All proceeds go to Jessie's Fund, 'a UK charity helping children with additional and complex needs to communicate and express themselves through the use of music'.


Hip hop artist who fuses together the best elements of rap, riffs and R&B.

Russell Brand: 33

Russell Brand doing stand-up on the strangeness of the last 18 months. What have we learned and not learned? And how do you ‘get back to normal’ if you’ve never been normal?