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Party at the Palace

Scottish music royalty performs against the backdrop of Linlithgow Palace over two days of live music. Headlining the weekend are Simple Minds and Deacon Blue with performances from The View, Frightened Rabbit, Attic Lights, James Grant, Hue & Cry, Donnie Munro, The Bluebells, The Silencers, Horse and more.

Linlithgow Palace

Sat 9 Aug

£52 adult ticket per day; VIP £99 / 0131 664 3062

  • 14:00 – 22:30

Sun 10 Aug

£52 adult ticket per day; VIP £99 / 0131 664 3062

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Johann Strauss Gala: A Viennese Party

Rainer Hersch conducts an evening of Straussian music and dance, with waltzes and polkas galore.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£21.50–£34.50 / 01256 844244

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£27.50–£39.50 / 0844 907 9000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 27 Dec

£27–£30 / 020 8688 9291

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South Molton Street Summer Garden

Local residents, shop owners and Westminster council come together to transform the street into a traditional English garden, with food and drink, garden games, live music and in-store activities.

South Molton Street, London W1K

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Beowulf

Seamus Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowulf, which tells the story of a young warrior battling with powerful monsters.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£12 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:45

Kelvingrove Bandstand Closing Ceremony Celebration

A musical showcase to celebrate the end of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games starting with a new commission from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, performing with Tam Dean Burn and multi-instrumentalist Corey Mwamba. Also on the bill are Sirens of Titan choir and McOpera Ensemble with works by Edward Elgar and Frank Bridge…

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £6–£6.65 each)

  • 17:00
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Elsa Jean McTaggart and Miss Irenie Rose

ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winner 2012 Scottish singer/songwriter and fiddler Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with her sister Miss Irenie Rose nominee for best newcomer in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. 'A beautiful votive and highly accomplished fiddling. This was a lovely show' ★★★★★ (One4Review.com). 'Alternating…

SpaceCabaret @ 54, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 557 6309

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6309

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 22 Aug

Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly

Puccini's famous tale of Cio-Cio San and her abandonment by her dashing American husband, in a revival by Elaine Kidd of the highly successful 2000 production originally directed by David McVicar.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

£11–£73 / 0844 871 7647

Symphony by Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells

nabokov and Soho Theatre Theatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's hottest writers collaborate with Fringe First winning new writing company nabokov to present a hilarious and eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music and spoken word. Loud music and some strong language Age…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£13 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Blues and Burlesque: Hotter Than Hell

Blues and Burlesque ‘Highlight of this year’s Fringe’ (Heckler.com.au). The club has been closed for years since the ‘incident’ but you can still hear the piano echoing throughout the empty establishment. Sounds spooky, but it’s a lot of fun as we take you back to the cabaret show of yesteryear. What happened to…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£9 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£10.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Hard Travelin' With Woody

Randy Noojin as Woody Guthrie / PBH's Free Fringe 'By equating the conditions of Depression-era America with those of today, writer/performer Randy Noojin invests his one-man show about Woody Guthrie with topicality and urgency, rescuing it from mere homage and transforming it into a call for united action against the…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

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The City

The city's asleep. A stray cat cries. A drawing of a man on the pavement. And a body inside … Humphrey Bogart meets Jay-Z in this contemporary and darkly comic hip hop fable, performed entirely in rap. A mesmerising musical tale of vanity, lust and murder. Joe is a private detective in a corrupt and decaying city. A…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cow Barn

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok The Ladyboys of Bangkok are back in an inferno of fun and frolics, Red Hot Kisses the blazing hot new production, a show like no other! With more than 200 specially designed lavish costumes – everything from fabulous feathers to designer inspired couture and with more songs and production…

The Meadows Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio Big Top

£20

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

The Alleycats: Contemporary a Cappella

Young, mischievous and ready to drop some fresh beats, The Alleycats sing everything from hip hop mash-ups to Motown and pop - dance moves included. The 13 vocalists in this high-energy act provide award-winning contemporary a cappella, combining a full range of male and female voices amid a velvety blend. Whether…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 25 Aug

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Ship of the Ryukyu Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom. Featuring live sanshin and…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 24 Aug

Daniel Padden and Wounded Knee: And Blithely Spend the Gowden Day

A new song cycle celebrating the seasons, inspired by Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills. The musicians draw on diverse influences including African guitar minimalism, cosmic jazz and folk traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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KlangHaus

Neutrinos / Norwich Arts Centre / Escalator East To Edinburgh KlangHaus is a 360° visceral, enveloping experience challenging conventions of the live gig. An enigmatic salon saturated in sound and souls, soaked in layers of shifting colour, live music, projections: disorientating imagery altering observers…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Scokendia Ensemble

Bringing together young musicians from Scotland, Kenya and India to connect, collaborate and perform during Culture 2014.

Glasgow Green

Wed 30 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

  • 13:00

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Fri 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

  • 17:00

Sushi Tap Show

Tokyo Tapdo! Sell-out comedy tap dance show is back at the Edinburgh Fringe! Awfully addictive eccentric performances combine tap, circus, and music hall schtik for an unforgettable toe-tapping experience you've never seen before. 'What a find' ★★★★ (Scotsman).

C, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

–1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

–1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

–1

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Open Mic

Fancy yourself as the next Kevin Bridges or Paolo Nutini? If you have any talent worth showing off then book yourself onto the Open Mic stage and show us what you can do.

Ideal Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 07510 69599

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

  • 13:00

Patsy Cline – The Concert

A tribute to the life and music of the 'Crazy' singer with the stars of the West End production Patsy, including country singers Sandy Kelly and George Hamilton IV.

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Hispaniola

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Rhythm of the Dance with The Young Irish Tenors

Irish dance at its most thrilling, with beautiful costumes, experienced dancers and high production values.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 13 Sep

£23 / 01727 844488

Slough Mela Festival

A family fun live music festival consisting of live music stalls, inflatables pony rides steel band fun fair and so much more.

Upton Court Park, Slough

Sun 3 Aug

£5

  • 12:00 – 20:30

The Wee Chill

The boutique dance and live music festival features performances from Admiral Fallow, Washington Irving, The Little Kicks, Call To Mind, Poor Things, Atom Tree, Konx-Om-Pax and Lee Watson. The Wee Chill also hosts a Christmas market, record fair, short film cinema and street food cartel's Christmas extravaganza.

SWG3, Glasgow

Tue 21 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

Wed 22 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

Bright Street Big Band

Part of the South Tyneside Summer Festival's Brass Band programme 2014, organised by South Tyneside Council.

Amphitheatre, South Shields

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

Daniel Cainer - Something For The Weekend Featuring feuding tailors, a Jewess who joins a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine-addicted rabbi and many more, this award-winning and ever-evolving Fringe favourite is a joyous and hilarious collection of stories-in-song, written and performed by a master songwriter. A rich…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Wee Coo

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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