Upcoming tours, festivals and special events


Experimental noise/trash outfit from Berlin.

Bath Camerata

Bath Camerata are an award-winning choir who've been around for more than 30 years.

Bath Philharmonia

A professional orchestra which regularly works with national and international soloists.

Bathgate Music Festival

A community-led music festival, including the Party in the Park, where a funfair accompanies the music. Live@lunch gigs cheer up the middle of the day, if you simply can't wait for the evening's fun.


Electro/acoustic experimentation from LA musician Will Wiesenfeld.

Battersea Literature Festival

Get booking (d'ya get it) for the first Battersea Literature festival. Over 20 events, featuring the likes of David Mitchell, Laura Bates, Mark Thomas and Mark Billingham take place over two weeks, celebrating the written word in Clapham Junction and SW11.


Two teams of comedy improvisers go head-to-head.

Battlefield Band

This talented foursome are known throughout the world as one of Scotland's finest musical treasures.


English rock band, formed in 1978, who are responsible for 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'.

The Bay Rays

Indie rock trio from Kent.

Bayou Banquet

New Orleans-inspired evening from grub club Slap Ya Papa, with everything from live music to tasty cocktails and food.

BB Kingpins

The London-based foursome performs classic and contemporary blues.

BBC Big Band

Julian Arguelles conducts the BBC Big Band through a selection of jazz from Abdullah Ibrahim and Chris McGregor plus alternate takes on Oasis, Goldfrapp and more. To be broadcast on Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up on Sun 30 Jun.

BBC Comedy Presents

See the rising stars of comedy before they get too big for their boots at this night of comedy shows in development. If you've got an idea for a script and want your material performed, email scotlandcomedy@bbc.co.uk.

BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Directed by: Richard Balcombe (cond)
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The BBC Concert Orchestra is the smallest of the BBC's five radio orchestras and has a wide-ranging repertoire, playing light classical and popular music but also music by contemporary composers.

BBC Good Food Show Scotland

The food and drink extravaganza heads north of the border again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions.

BBC Introducing LIVE

BBC's showcase of up-and-coming pop, indie and rock acts.

BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales gave its first concert in 1928 as the Cardiff Station Orchestra, and received its current name in 1993. It is Orchestra-in-Residence at St David's Hall and has a busy schedule of performances and recordings. The current prinicipal conductor is Thomas Søndergård.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Directed by: Yutaka Sado (cond)
  • Written by: Dvorak

The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in 1922 as the 2ZY Orchestra before becoming absorbed into the BBC in 1934 as the BBC Northern Orchestra. It voted to take its present name in 1982, having become a nationwide ensemble. It has a strong reputation for performing contemporary works. The present chief conductor is…

BBC Prom 51: Free Prom

Musicical delights including Dvorak, Grieg, Bax and Bill Whelan.

BBC Prom 51: Free Prom

Musicical delights including Dvorak, Grieg, Bax and Bill Whelan.

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival

A weekend jam-packed with performances, new ideas and debates, featuring high-profile people from the realms of literature, politics, science and the arts.

BBC Scotland Presents Best of Red Raw

If you fancy catching the stars of tomorrow today, then you'll be aware of The Stand's weekly beginner's showcase for those wannabe funnypeople tentatively treading the comedy boards. Now's your chance to see the best of the newbies, and, since it's the festival and all, there may be an appearance or two from better-known…

BBC Singers & St James’s Baroque: Handel's Messiah

  • Directed by: David Hill (cond)
  • Written by: Handel

David Hill conducts Handel's Messiah. With soprano Ruby Hughes, counter-tenor David Allsopp, tenor Robin Tritschler and bass Neal Davies bass.

BBC Singers

The BBC Singers is one of the most prestigious vocal ensembles in Britain, with a well-deserved reputation for supporting work by contemporary composers.

BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930 as London's first permanent professional orchestra, and despite the Beeb's roller-coaster fortunes it's endured as one of the finest ensembles in Britain, with a special affinity for modern music.

Be a Media Be a Media Darling: How to Make the Press Love You and Come Back for More

Elaine Liner Need more media coverage? Can't afford a publicist? (Not happy with the one you have?) Learn to generate positive publicity in print, online - everywhere! - with easy steps from media expert and arts journalist Elaine Liner. Insider tips on story pitches, 'listicles', Q&A's, photo ops and more. 'Elaine's…

Be Your Best Foundation Rock Challenge and J Rock

A performing arts competition for students.

The Beach Boys

Mike Love and Bruce Johnston lead this line-up of the perky pop group, who released their debut more than 50 years ago and profoundly changed the musical landscape.

The Beach Boys Story

A tribute to the 60s surfers.

The Beached Boys

Tribute to the Beach Boys.

Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher and the rest of the Oasis line-up who are not Noel strut their stuff.

Bear Bones

Traditional and contemporary roots-based folk which has featured in The National Theatre of Wales' The Passion, directed by Michael Sheen.

Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Barb Jungr (music)

An interactive exploration of three of the most popular books by the twinkly-eyed genius kids' author, Michael Rosen.

The Bear Inn All Day Music Festival

One day festival celebrating the best in local covers bands and young talent featuring Port Royal, T16's, Far Cry, The Chandeliers, The Logan Wilson Duo and Foul Play. Plus BBQ (1pm–5pm), bouncy castle, face painting and a sweet stall.

Bear Pit Podcast

Bear Pit comedy podcast – proudly Ipswich Radio's seventh most popular entertainment podcast.


Hirsute comic folk rock troupe from Australia present such musical wares as If Your Dad Doesn't Have a Beard, You've Got Two Mums.

Bearfoot Comedy Club

A beautiful blend of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy stylings.

Bear's Den

Indie folk artist Andrew Davie who came up through Mumford & Sons' Communion club nights.

Bears in Trees

Composed of vocalist & bassist Iain Gillespie (they/them), guitarist Nicholas Peters (he/him), drummer George Berry (he/him) & vocalist, ukulele & keyboardist Callum Litchfield (he/him)–grew up as teenagers together on a diet of online fandom, mid 00's emo-pop, and the golden age of One Direction. This is a…


Those cuddly fellas at the Bear Scots once again welcome 'bears, cubs, chasers, otters and admirers' for a weekend of furry fun at the largest bear event in Britain. The festival includes multiple parties and club nights, brunches, a pool party and the crowning of Mr BearScot.

Beartown Zodiac

South Coat based indie/folk/pop collective.


Pop punk and more with DJs Izzle and Hutchy.


London-based alt.rock trio.

Beat Mark

French garage band rocking a boy/girl beat pop vibe.

Beat Surfing

Funky electro, swing, nu jazz and balkan.

Beat the Frog

Amateur acts test out their skills.

Beatroot Soup

IDM, beats, gabba and other electronic shenanigans.