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Edinburgh Art Festival launches for 2013

16 Apr 2013

Packed programme features talents such as Robert Montgomery, Peter Liversidge and Christine Borland

It’s no small coincidence that as the sun finally appears, the Edinburgh Art Festival has launched its programme for 2013. Colourful and smile-inducing, the programme features great venues, major new solo exhibitions and some enticing new commissions…

Misadventures in Wonderland: All Night Horror Madness

22 Mar 2013

Our columnist Alice, a self-confessed movie hater, attends a ten-hour horror film marathon

For God’s sake. There are two things I don’t do. One is eat cereal (because pouring milk on things that are crispy is disgusting) and the other is watch films. I’ve never got it. Owning a short attention span but never a DVD player hasn’t…

Rita Ora and Frank Ocean join T in the Park 2013 line-up

22 Mar 2013

Additions include Frank Ocean, Rita Ora, Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt

Rita Ora and Odd Future rappers Frank Ocean, Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are among the latest acts announced to perform at T in the Park. Bringing a decidedly hip hop flavour to this year’s festival at Balado, Kinross over the weekend of…

Programme for the Edinburgh International Festival 2013 puts artists and technology centre-stage

12 Mar 2013

Tod Machover, the Wooster Group and Oper Frankfurt among the EIF programme highlights

A crowd sourced orchestral work by boundary breaker Tod Machover is just one of the many highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival programme. Set over three weeks this August, the EIF’s line-up includes an homage to Allen Ginsberg with…

Bwani Junction, Alarm Bells and Honeyblood join forces for Breakout Scotland

12 Mar 2013

The trio form the line-up at The List's first live music event

Edinburgh's Bwani Junction will travel through to Glasgow to join city natives Alarm Bells and Honeyblood for The List's first ever live event at Stereo on Thursday 21 March. London-based promoters Breakout, whose events have showcased the hottest…

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Plan B, Alabama 3 and The Futureheads added to line-up for RockNess 2013

1 Mar 2013

The Temper Trap, Joris Voorn, Len Faki, Carl Craig, Nic Fanciulli and more also announced

A new batch of confirmed acts for RockNess 2013 has been announced, with Plan B leading the pack as a headliner. The Temper Trap, Alabama 3, Joris Voorn, Len Faki, Carl Craig, Nic Fanciulli, Netsky Live!, The Futureheads, Mark Henning, Alex Metric, Matt…

Nick Cave and Bad Seeds to tour UK in Autumn 2013

13 Feb 2013

The five date tour, promoting new album Push The Sky Away, will call in cities around the UK

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced a short but sweet five date UK tour for autumn, 2013. The band will be playing across October and November after a summer of festival appearances at California's Coachella and Primavera in Spain and…

Jean Grémillon retrospective announced for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

11 Feb 2013

The strand will explore the work of the French director, who was a contemporary of Jean Renoir

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced one of the festival’s retrospective subjects: French director Jean Grémillon. The festival has also announced the return of the popular Audience Award. Known for some of the most highly…

Fatboy Slim, Madeon and Steve Aoki added to RockNess 2013 line-up

11 Feb 2013

Julian Bashmore, Skream and Benga, Above & Beyond and more also confirmed

RockNess organisers have announced Fatboy Slim as their ‘very special guest’ in their latest additions to the festival’s already extensive line up. Returning to his spiritual home, he sent this message to his ‘RockNessers’: 'RockNess, I’ve missed…

Biffy Clyro, System of a Down and Fall Out Boy join Reading and Leeds 2013 line-ups

5 Feb 2013

The bands join Eminem, Alt-J, Foals, Jake Bugg, Bring Me The Horizon and Deftones

Reading and Leeds festivals 2013 have announced Biffy Clyro as their newest edition to headline acts. The rock-trio will be joining Eminem in what appears to be a colourful list of headliners so far. As well as Biffy, the festivals have announced…

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Headline acts announced for Electric Frog Easter Weekender 2013

31 Jan 2013

Simian Mobile Disco, Todd Edwards and Pan-Pot top a line-up of electronica for the Glasgow mini-fest

This year’s Electric Frog Easter Weekender has confirmed Simian Mobile Disco, Todd Edwards and Pan-Pot as its headliners. The event will be held in Glasgow’s SWG3 and will span the weekend of Sat 30-Sun 31 Mar 2013, running from 6pm-2am on both…

Elton John confirmed to headline at Bestival 2013

31 Jan 2013

The singer joins MIA, Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips, The Knife, Bombay Bicycle Club & The Roots

Bestival organisers have announced today that Elton John will be headlining the notorious Isle of Wight Festival in September 2013. He joins a line-up that features Bestival exclusives MIA and Franz Ferdinand. The festival is celebrating its tenth…

The Who bring Quadrophenia tour to Glasgow's SECC

28 Jan 2013

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend announce special live album tour for June 2013

The Who have announced a UK tour of their album Quadrophenia, which calls in at Glasgow’s SECC on Wed 12 Jun. The surviving members of the band, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, have announced they will be playing the entirety of the iconic mod album…

Eminem to perform in Glasgow in summer 2013

28 Jan 2013

The American rapper will be appearing as part of the new Glasgow Summer Sessions concerts

American rapper Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem, has been announced as the first headliner of DF Concerts & Events Glasgow Summer Sessions series of concerts. Eminem will be performing on Tuesday the 20th of August at Bellahouston…

StAnza, Fife Jazz Festival and other events to continue in wake of Byre Theatre's closure

28 Jan 2013

The St Andrews theatre is set to close on Thu 31 Jan; scheduled shows will go on in new venues

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, is being forced to shut down because of its financial difficulties. The theatre has struggled to cover its costs in recent years, with problems exacerbated with the withdrawal of funding by the former Scottish Arts Council…

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Glasgow Film Festival 2013 programme announced

17 Jan 2013

Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing and Henry Coombes' Entre Chien et Loup among highlights

The Glasgow Film Festival looks set to light up the silver screen with a programme that's bigger and (arguably) better than ever before. A stonking 368 events will be showcased in 27 venues across the city, with 57 UK premieres and 6 world premieres…

National Theatre of Scotland receive funding for permanent headquarters

14 Jan 2013

£2m towards Glasgow administrative base in line with organisation's ‘theatre without walls’ ethos

Having launched in 2006 as a ‘theatre without walls’, the National Theatre of Scotland is now set to have its own permanent headquarters in Glasgow. The move follows a £2m cash injection from the Scottish Government. Although the NTS will still…

Silver Linings Playbook leads the pack in 2013 Oscar nomination

10 Jan 2013

Lincoln, Amour and Les Miserables also nominated

The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards have been announced, with Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Amour leading the pack of those films who stand a chance of winning at the awards ceremony on Sunday 24 February. Silver Linings Playbook, a…

Black Watch director John Tiffany leaves the National Theatre of Scotland

19 Dec 2012

The Tony award-winning director is leaving to make time for non-NTS projects

Hot on the heels of artistic director Vicky Featherstone stepping down, the National Theatre of Scotland has announced that associate director John Tiffany will also leave, to make time for his directing commitments outside of the NTS. Tiffany has…

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst tours with band Desaparecidos

19 Dec 2012

Fan campaign via Songkick Detour to bring Oberst's old band to UK

Good news for Conor Oberst fans. The Nebraskan singer-songwriter just announced a small handful of UK dates for February next year, including a stop-off at the Arches in Glasgow. Desaparecidos is a rock band featuring the man known better to many as…

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Amazon, Penguin, Random House and the state of publishing

12 Dec 2012

Author Sophie Cooke explains why Amazon is still a bigger worry than the Random House/Penguin merger

Amazon has always presented itself as a consumer champion, decrying the greed of publishers who insist on maintaining high prices for their authors’ e-books. Amazon is all about the customer. Good service, free delivery, low prices and plenty of…

Hot 100 2012: 100-90

11 Dec 2012

JK Rowling, Tilda Swinton and Andrew Fairlie among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2012

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2012, you'll find them here.

My Bloody Valentine to play UK gigs in 2013

6 Dec 2012

Glasgow, London and Manchester shows announced, with new album incoming soon

Shoegaze giants My Bloody Valentine are set to play three UK gigs next March following a February tour of Japan and Australia. A headline slot at Japan’s Tokyo Rocks festival has also been set. The band has also confirmed that their third album – the…

The Hobbit at 48 frames per second - where to see it

4 Dec 2012

A list of UK cinemas showing Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptation at 48fps

Film history will be made this month as The Hobbit becomes the first major studio film to be released at 48 frames per second (48fps) – double the industry standard. The higher framerate is a breakthrough in cinematography that results in a sharper…

Rihanna, Killers and Mumford & Sons to headline T in the Park 2013

4 Dec 2012

Other confirmed artists for T’s 20th anniversary include Paloma Faith, alt-J and Monsters and Men

The first acts of Scotland’s biggest festival have been announced, with Rihanna and Mumford & Sons headlining. Other confirmed artist include: Paloma Faith, alt-J, Monsters and Men and The Script. Rihanna cut her festival teeth at London’s Wireless…