Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Jazz Jamaica

Former Jazz Warrior Gary Crosby's Jazz Jamaica practically invented 'skazz', the fusion of ska and jazz, and continue to go from strength to strength.

Joan As Police Woman

American musician, singer-songwriter and producer who began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and also played with Black Beetle, Antony and the Johnsons and more.

John McCusker

Fiddler and multi-instrumentalist McCusker performs with his band.

John Newman

Young soul singer who supplied the guest vocals on Rudimental's 'Feel the Love'.

Kae Tempest

Hip hop lyricist, playwright, poet and MC, who released her latest Everybody Down in May 2014, and has supported the likes of Billy Bragg, Scroobius Pip and John Cooper Clarke.

The King of Ghosts

A new composition by sarod star Soumik Datta, performed by him, percussionist Cormac Byrne and a 25-piece orchestra, inspired by Satyajit Ray's 1969 adventure comedy Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen.

Kings & Queens of Rock Pop & Roll

See your favourite tribute acts in Blackpool! Check your event for what acts will be performing.

Kula Shaker

Psychedelic rockers Kula Shaker are heading on their first UK tour in six years. This live concert is in support of Kula Shaker’s new album ‘1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love and Free Hugs’. Their most inspired album in years is a firebrand double-album, energised with an assured display of vehemence and songcraft…

Laura Marling

Engaging alt.folk from the English singer whose music brims with lyrical depth and maturity.

Laura Mvula

The singer-songwriter from Birmingham performs soulful R&B, which takes influences from free-jazz, gospel and psychedelic rock.

Lightning Seeds

Rock ensemble made up of Ian Broudie, Martyn Campbell, Riley Broudie, Abi Harding and Jim Sharrock.


Country pop and laid back acoustic strumming from the sunkissed singer-songwriter.

Lucy Dacus

American indie-rock singer-songwriter.

Marcos Valle

One of the most influential artists to ever come out of Brazil plays a special Manchester show this Autumn. Join us for a journey through 60+ years of Brazilian classics and dancefloor fillers. A major innovator within the Bossa Nova movement, Valle has consistently remained at the cutting edge of Brazilian music with…


Welsh electro pop and piano songstress Marina Diamandis, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds and currently going by the mononym Marina.

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Going To Be Alright

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Mark Steels talks about being adopted, and the remarkable things he discovered when searching for his biological parents.

Martin Taylor

Solo performance by the virtuoso guitar player.

The Mavericks

Contemporary country and country-rock by the Grammy Award-winning, veteran band formed in Miami.

Mina Agossi

French and African influences combine in Agossi's rich vocals, as she turns classic rock into vehicles of seduction.

Mulatu Astatke

The hugely influential multi-instrumentalist and Afro-funk pioneer from Ethiopia.

Music from the Movies

Revisit the glitz and glamour of awards season with a magnificent selection of Oscar-winning scores from the last eight decades of fantastic film-making.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland

Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain direct the popular young musicians in a programme featuring jazz classics as well as new compositions and arrangements.

Neil Cowley Trio

Pianist and composer Cowley leads his innovative trio.

Newton Faulkner

Dreadlocked, laidback surfer dude troubadour doing tricksy stuff with acoustic guitars.

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Patsy Reid

Two-time Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion Patsy Reid combines classical and folk.

Robert Glasper Experiment

Genre-crossing pianist brings his blend of jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock.

Roddy Frame

Aztec Camera wunderkind-turned-elder statesman of intelligent, melodic, wistful Scotpop.

Rupi Kaur

A truly formidable creative force, Rupi Kaur is an international phenomenon who single handedly revived the poetry genre. As a 21-year-old university student Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first poetry collection, ‘milk and honey’. Next came its artistic sibling, ‘the sun and her flowers’. These…


Energetic contemporary folk from Scottish musicians on whistles, Highland pipes, fiddle, flute, guitar and bodhran.

Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee, and ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox, reworks 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.

Scottish Music Awards

An evening honouring Scottish musicians and raising funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Session A9

Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid), Gordon Dunn (his eponymous band), and Adam Sutherland (Croft No 5) get together to play traditionally inspired, contemporary Scottish fiddle music in supergroup Session A9.

St Germain

French singer-songwriter and electronic producer.

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Tectonics Glasgow

Tectonics Glasgow celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2023, pushing boundaries and blurring musical genres as international and local artists gather in Glasgow to explore what music can be. Staged annually by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and co-curated by its Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov with Alasdair…


Session bassist who has played with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Miguel and punk band Suicidal Tendencies and therefore laughs in the face of musical boundaries when it comes to his solo work.

Tim Hecker

Ambient drone/electronica made up of live organ, bass rumbles and static.


Indie rock from the Nottingham combo.

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

Saxophonist Tommy Smith leads his young protégés through a selection of classic and contemporary big band music.

The Twilight Sad

Melancholic soaring sounds from indie rock band Twilight Sad.

The Vaccines

Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.


Swedish trio combining acoustic instrumentation with freewheeling inventiveness.

VIP Record Fair

Record fair of vinyl, CDs and music memorabilia. Visitors can buy rare and deleted vinyl from the Stones to Sex Pistols, Kinks to Kasabian, prog rock to hip hop to punk rock.


The Canadian trio perform a mix of traditional French songs and original instrumentals, fusing Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern sensibility and rock influence.

Welcome to Night Vale

A podcast in the style of community news for the small desert town of Night Vale. Shows are written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor and presented by Cecil Baldwin.

Gin & Rum Festival

Discover new favourites with samples from over 120 of the best gins and rums on the market, plus themed bars, music from award-winning DJs and live entertainment.

Race Meeting

Horse racing.

Detonate Festival

From its humble beginnings in a small basement club in Nottingham, Detonate has exploded into an underground music festival run by a small, independent team.

Highest Point Festival 2023

Highest Point Festival 2023 more details revealed soon…