Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Eclectic Mayhem

A five-piece cover band.

Ed Askew

Experimental music by the painter and singer-songwriter who resides in New York.

Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In

The Dublin-stand-up and regular guest on Mock The Week returns with a new show of observational humor.

Ed Dowie

Folky electronica from the Lost Map signing.

Ed Harcourt

Alt. rock and indie-pop singer-songwriter.

Ed Jones

UK jazz saxophonist and composer.

Ed Jones Quintet

High-energy jazz with Ed Jones on sax.

Ed Muirhead

Singer-songwriter and pianist straight out of Dundee, with songs about love, life and all that jazz.

Ed Patrick: Junior Optimist

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Comedian and junior doctor Ed Patrick presents his debut show about what it's like working for the NHS.

Eddie Argos

The former Art Brut frontman talks about life on the stage and on the road.

Eddie Cairney

Singer-songwriter singing about real places, real things and Scotland.

Eddie Halliwell

One of the world's most popular trance/hard house DJs known for his live re-edits and big room stompers.

Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure

Often hailed as one of this generation's best stand-ups, the master of absurdity takes his whimsical ramblings on tour in his first new show in four years. Expect fast-paced wordplay, a spot of multilingualism and surreality aplenty.

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

The legendary comedian is back with a brand new show, Wunderbar, which he is touring across the country at 40 venues. Izzard hints that his new show covers everything from talking dogs to animal superheroes.

Eddie Kadi

Unpredictable, quick-fire wit from the British-Congolese stand-up, actor and presenter.

Eddie Spaghetti

Supersuckers frontman playing dirty country rock.

Eddie Walker & Fraser Spiers

Folk, blues, ragtime and great guitar and harmonica playing.

Eddie Walker

Folk, blues, ragtime and great guitar and harmonica playing.

Eddy Brimson: Up the Anti

Political stand-up comedy.

Eddy Grossenstein

Harpsichordist Eddy Grossenstein brings his talents to the UK with a programme of harpsichord favourites.


Melodious folk and roots duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin perform their original material with beatbox harmonica and haunting vocals.

The Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.


Free improvisation with some of the finest players on the scene: Michael Edwards (saxophones, electronics), Pete Furniss (clarinets, electronics), Owen Green (electronics), Emma Lloyd (violin), Christos Michalakos (drums, electronics), Dave Murray-Rust (electronics), Dimitris Papageorgiou (violin), Karin Schistek (piano…

Edinbal Dance Workshops

Learn some moves, European-style, with this folk dance tour of the continent.


Recorder trio.

Edinburgh Academy Choir

The Edinburgh Academy Choir and Choral Society give one joint concert together per year, with guest soloists.

Edinburgh Academy

Varied programme of music with orchestras, concert bands, string orchestras and choir.

Edinburgh Bach Choir

The amateur choir performs at least two concerts every year, one of which is normally dedicated to Bach.

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Edinburgh Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement.

Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race

All the usual festivities at this year's Canal Festival, with stalls, games, music, arts and a very competitive home-made raft race to celebrate the city's waterways.

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

'Ceilidh! Is it too late to say I'm sorry, and ceilidh, could we get it together again?' Of course, singer from Marillion: at the ceilidhs of the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, the bands have a caller, so never again need you be embarrassed at not knowing the steps.

Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra

One of the oldest amateur orchestras in Scotland, the Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra has been playing since the 1930s.

Edinburgh Charity Orchestra

Classical sounds from the orchestra whose main aim is to raise awareness of – and money for – local charities.

Edinburgh Chocolate Festival

Over 40 exhibitors, and including demonstrations, tasters, great gift ideas, chocolate cocktail bar and much more. Chocoholic stuff.

Edinburgh City Singers Community Choir

Join in on weekly rehearsals with this amateur choir, formed in Edinburgh in 2014, singing pop, folk and light jazz.

Edinburgh Concert Band

Edinburgh Concert Band is a community group of amateur musicians playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Edinburgh Contemporary Choir

Register for a free taster rehearsal with this rock and pop-singing choir. Choir membership after the taster session is £25 per month. There are 40 rehearsals throughout the year split over four terms, and during term time, rehearsals run weekly. Membership runs on a month to month basis. All levels of ability are…

Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble

Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble was founded in 2006 and specialises in playing new works by living composers.

Edinburgh Doors Open Day

Edinburgh Doors Open Day is your annual chance to take a peek behind closed doors of the capital and visit some of the city's most fascinating buildings of architectural and historic interest in the city – all for free.

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

Weekly farmers market with fish, meat, fruit, veg, cheese, baked goods and more.

Edinburgh Festival of Chariots

A cart festival that originates over 5000 years ago on the east coast of India. Lord Jagannath is pulled on a chariot from the Meadows to Holyrood Park where there is singing, dancing and feasting.

Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra

The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra, directed by Yati Durant, is Edinburgh's only ensemble devoted to performing music from film and TV.

Edinburgh Folk Club

Weekly performances by folk artists from all over the world, hosted by the Edinburgh Folk Club.

Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus

A male-voice choir in four parts.

Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society

An evening of traditional Scottish music presented by the Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society, founded in 1881.

Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

A festival incorporating runway shows and glam afterparties, plus more intellectual talks on fashion-linked topics.

Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace

This festival draws together people from a wide range of spiritual backgrounds, cultures, traditions and communities to celebrate peace and mutual understanding via spiritual, educational and cultural events. The 2019 programme includes wellbeing workshops, an event on peace with Professor Paul Rogers, and a Mindful Peace…

Edinburgh Iranian Festival: Film Season

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the festival, the 2019 season features short films by any Iranian filmmakers.