Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Slim Chance

The group formed by Ronnie Lane after his departure from the Small Faces continue to play his music.

Slim Line Papas

Old school rhythm and blues mixed with ska and country influences.

Slim Panatella & the Mellow Virginians

Simon Mayor, Hilary James and Richard Collins cover the whole jazzy gamut on their spectrum of string instruments, from ragtime to country to Irving Berlin.

Slim Twig

Canadian singer-songwriter performing indie-rock.


The Los Angeles-based performer and producer, Trevant Hardson, plays his hip hop material.

Slingshot Dakota

Pennsylvanian indie punk two-piece.


Hugely influential cult US outfit, beloved by Mogwai and a host of Scottish post-rockers.

Slippery Slope

Mix of classic folk and stomping jazz.

Slippin' Around

People's Republic of South London Soul Club present a night of soul, Northern soul and crossover.

The Slocan Ramblers

Popular Canadian bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers will return to the UK in early autumn 2022 for their fourth tour here. Combining impressive musicianship with a fresh contemporary appeal, the quartet has become a leading light of Canada's roots music scene, and is establishing a growing reputation as a storming live…


Norwegian punk sounds.

Sloth Metropolis

Slowed down progressive folk rock.

Sloth Racket

Watching Sloth Racket perform is a thrilling experience, conveying a palpable sense that the musicians are navigating the scores by the seat of their pants, making real-time group decisions that sculpt the compositions into unique shapes each time theyre played. Daniel Spicer, The Wire, December 2021 Sloth Racket is a…

Slow Club

Sheffield based duo Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor play ethereal folk-rock and indie-pop.

Slow Earth

Ukrainian melodic rock group railing against the political climate of their home country.

Slow Jams Social

Soul, funk, hip hop and house from Edmondson, Paul Hayes, Rhucs and Rees.


Slack metal trio from London.


Stripped back, intimate gigs by some of the best contemporary Scottish acts on the scene. This year's line-up includes PAWS, Carnivores, Algernon Doll, So Many Animal Calls and Bear Arms.

Slowlight Quartet

Quirky and explosive jazz from north-eastern quartet.

Slowly Rolling Camera

Electronica and jazz quartet from Cardiff.

The Slumber Club

Young indie types drawing on the sounds of Arctic Monkeys and The Maccabees.

Slumdog Stand Up

Gorge yourself on an Indian banquet and then settle back and watch four top comedians, handpicked each week.

Sluts of Trust

Metal/garage onslaught from incendiary duo The Sluts of Trust.


Big big house and techno.

Sly Antics

Raucous indie rock from Leeds.

Sly Fox

Manchester rockers combining elements of funk into their bluesy style.

Slyde Alive: Slade Tribute

Paying homage to the veteran Midlands-based band known for the glam rock hits 'Merry Xmas Everybody' and 'Cum On Feel The Noize'.


Young, well-coiffed rock'n'roll quartet from Manchester.

Small Bird Taxidermy

Your pick of various small birds to primp out, fill out and make beautiful again via the magic of taxidermy.

Small Town Sounds

Small Town Sounds is a 12 track CD made up of tracks from the Dumfries & Galloway music scene. Put together by Melissa Gunn and Ross Strawbridge, all profits from the CD and launch gig will go to three local charities.

Smart New Material Comedy Night

Some of the city's best stand-ups roadtesting new material. Hosted by Ross Leslie.

Smartie Partie

DJs play funky house, R&B and disco.

Smash & Grab

Weekly mash-up of deep house, electro and rock anthems by DJ Mike Young.


A massive festival that's based on a story premise – namely that a solar storm has wiped out the UK's electrical and electronic infrastructure. Activities and events are focused around how humanity intends to survive.

The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new…

Smear Campaign

Industrial drone and harsh noise terror. What larks.

Smells Like Shite … Tastes Like Chicken

Matthew Finlayson turns 30 and decides to make up his mind once and for all what he's going to do with his life.

Smirnoff's Big Night Out

Quite literally what it says on the tin – a massive night out from Smirnoff, transforming local hotspots into fantastical new venues for one night only.


Smokey pop from Edinburgh's Smitten.

Smitty's Big Four

Swing jazz band inspired by legends Django Reinhardt and Sidney Bechet whose performances together in Paris during the post war period were never recorded.

Smokey Oklahoma

Blues/rockabilly sextet fronted by Nicole Smith (Blueswater).

The Smokin' Coconuts

Psychedelic-punk outfit from Newcastle.

The Smokin Prophets

Liver performance from the Southampton rock 'n' rollers.

Smokin' Spitfires

Horn driven, soulful rhythm'n'blues band playing classic recordings from the Atlantic and Stax Record labels, including tracks by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Al Green.

Smoking Hot Comedy

Night of comedy from up-and-comers and more well-known acts.

The Smoky Monkeys

New improv troupe from Edinburgh.

Smut Slam Cabaret

Raw stories based on real experiences, created by touring artist and professional potty-mouth Cameryn Moore. Expect sex-positive storytelling and an open space where audiences can share their own stories.

The Smyths Aftershow

Aftershow following The Smyths' gig.

The Snail and the Whale

  • 4 stars

A new piece of theatre created in Tall Stories' charming storytelling style with live music and plenty of laughs. Ages 4+.

Snak The Ripper

Founder of Stealth Bomb Records and hip hop, rap and hardcore artist.