Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Book Week Scotland

A 'national book festival' for Scotland courtesy of Creative Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust and many other collaborators across the country. A packed programme of star-studded author events, kids' activities and the distribution of free books all combine to form a week-long national celebration of reading.

Book Yer Ane Fest

Three day festival celebrating DIY punk, emo and underground hardcore, featuring The Murderburgers, Billy Liar, Baby Chaos, Swordmaster, CherryM, Darko, Fat Goth, Loaded 45, Muppet Mule and many more.

The Bookblast 10X10 Tour

Series of events focusing on independent-spirited literature and poetry being published in the UK today.

Bookbug: Bedtime Stories for Bairns

For Onesie night only enjoy bedtime stories with your bairns. Suitable for ages 3–5 years. PJs preferred.

Bookbug Big Bedtime Story

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a special Bookbug Session. Pyjamas optional and teddies welcome.


Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under fives.

Bookbug Pyjama Party

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a special pyjama party. Suitable for 2–4.

Bookbug Rhymetime

Songs rhymes and stories for the youngest readers.

Bookbug Sessions

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones.

Bookbug Story Time and Craft

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a Bookbug session and a craft.

Bookbug Teddy Bears Sleepover

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a Teddy Bear's sleepover, come along in you PJs and bring your teddy.

Bookbug's Bedtime in the Park

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a special session in the park. Wear your favourite PJs and bring a snuggly bedtime toy. Suitable for babies and pre-school children.


A free, local literature festival run by West Dunbartonshire Libraries that nevertheless manages to book some big name authors for its programme of talks, signings as well as some more unusual events.


Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams present an irreverent look at a five different books.

Books in Focus

The Galleries' Books in Focus sessions are in-depth looks at famous artists' books and the people who made them.


Hip hop and R&B night.

Boom Trap

A night of boom bap hip hop meets trap.

Boombastic 90s

Nightclub featuring the best of everyone's favourite nostalgic decade – the 90s.

Bootleg ABBA

Tribute to ABBA's classic pop hits.

Bootleg Wonderland

Guitar-based funk, soul and pop covers.


Beyoncé and Run the Jewels collaborator now with his own music.


Annual music festival to help fund educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in the poorest and most remote regions of Nepal.

Bop English

AKA James Petralli of White Denim.

The Bordello

Classic rock, riffs and metal.

Border Radio

Country music with honky-tonk band Border Radio.

Border Union Agricultural Show

Held in Springwood Park with magnificent views of Kelso Abbey and the junction of the rivers Teviot and Tweed, the Border Union Show includes an enormous range of livestock classes, as well as floral displays, a food fair, children's fair, and entertainment including displays by motorbike stunt and parachuting teams.

Boris & Sergey II Perilous Escapade

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The Balkan rogues use burlesque and improvisation to recount their tribulations in the underworld.

Boris Giltburg

Russian-born Israeli pianist in recital.

The Born Again Beatles

Tribute to the Fab Four.

Born and Bred

A series of gigs featuring the best new musical talent from across Scotland, as well as a few acts from further afield. The bill varies each night with two or three live acts.

Born To Be Wide

Music industry seminar/social club that aims to bring musos, journalists, promoters, record shop workers and musicians together.

Born to Strum

A solo acoustic tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen.


Ethereal mix of folk, electro and glam sounds.

Borough Talks

Giants of the food world come together in this series of talks to discuss some of the industry's biggest issues.

Bosnian Rainbows

Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez presents his latest out-there rock incarnation.

The Boss UK

Bruce Springsteen tribute act.

Bossy Love

R&B / hip hop sounds from Glasgow-based Amandah Wilkinson and John Baillie Jnr.

The Boston Tea Party

Psychedelic blues from Boston Tea Party.

Botanic Lights

Follow a trail of light through the Botanic Garden and see it illuminated.

Bothwell Scarecrow Festival

The annual festival sees businesses and residents make and display a host of scarecrow characters around the town with exhibitions, workshops and quizzes. All surplus profit goes to Yorkhill Children's Foundation.

The Bots

Brothers rocking out on guitar and drums.

Bottled In England

Sophisticated drum & bass.

Boubacar Kafando

African world fusion collective of jazz funk, rock, blues and Afrobeat.

Boubacar Traoré

Singer-songwriter and guitarist also known as Kar Kar (one who dribbles too much, in reference to his method of playing football).

The Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls have made a lasting career out of playing anthemic, shout-along punk rock in the classic East Coast style, with lean but catchy melodies, passionate vocals, full-bodied guitars, and rhythms suitable for moshing or pogoing depending on your mood. Since they debuted at the tail-end of the '80s, the…

Bound By Law

Glasgow punk-folk band.

Bourbon Haze

Doncaster-based rock, indie and punk covers band.

Bourbon 'n' Razors

A night of krautrock, post-punk and twisted disco.

Bourne / Davis / Kane

High energy jazz trio of Matthew Bourne (piano), Dave Kane (bass) and Steve Davis (drums).

Bournemouth Ink'n'Art Tattoo Fest

Another of the south coast's biggest and baddest tattoo conventions featuring artists specialising in every genre you fancy, plus DJs, live music and oddities all weekend.