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BBC at the Quay

Live music, food and drink and a big screen show all of your favourite BBC shows for free. The high-punching programme includes sets from Texas, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith and Amy Macdonald, plus loads of BBC-centric activities for the whole family. Access is free, but some events are ticketed.

Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 22 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Wed 23 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Thu 24 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

…and 10 more dates until 3 Aug

Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Thu 24 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

…and 8 more dates until 3 Aug

Big Big Sing

Big Big Sing is a UK-wide singing project that aims to inspire thousands of people across the country to join in the celebrations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through singing. Join a choir of hundreds for an evening of song, including workshops with inspirational choirmasters. No experience needed.

Glasgow Green

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 08:00 – 21:00

LOUD Poets

Slam-style poetry devoid of pretension. Ages 15+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Fri 22 Aug

Church

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Rocka Hillbillies

Playing rock'n'roll and country classics with few anecdotes thrown in.

Ryrie's Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 337 0550

  • 20:00

The Southsider, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

  • 21:00

Tanners Lounge Bar, Juniper Green

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 453 3152

  • 20:00

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0131 453 3152

  • 20:00
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Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£22 / 0844 395 4000

Soul Casino curated by Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz) for a night of uplifting soul from DJs Mark Linton, Wayne and Jack Hemingway.

Sun 27 Jul

£25 / 0844 395 4000

Retro 1940s themed Torch Club curated by Snowboy with DJ Bryan Webb and The Bratislava Hot Serenaders (live).

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (inc brunch) / 0844 395 4000

1920s-style Charleston Brunch with gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude and dance teachers form the Fly Right Dance Co.

£15 / 0844 395 4000

Let it Rock! a 50s rock'n'roll, rockabilly and R&B bop and jive club with live music from Miss Mary & The Mr Rights and The Fretones plys DJs Keb Darge, Tojo and Snowboy.

Sun 27 Jul

£10 / 0844 395 4000

Keb Darge presents The Devil's Music with a night of debauched rock, disco, surf and garage with guests Martin Compston, Mark Linton and Kris Funk (aka Monkeyboy).

Johnnie Eisenhower's Phoenix Blues Band

6 piece band playing Blues/Rock covers.

Hollycroft Park, Hinckley

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Festival special featuring Tantz, Albaroma, live jam session and more. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 22:30 – 03:00

Hawick Summer Festival

A nine-day festival including a wide range of events for all the family, from Junior Hawick's Got Talent to writers' workshops, a gala day with pipers and a fair, storytelling events and a quiz night.

Various venues: Hawick

Sat 16 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

Sun 17 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

Mon 18 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07890 281880

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

Efa Supertramp, Mark Ayling, Brian Curran, Norman Silver & the Gold, Breagha Cuinn

House of Crust present an almost acoustic punk line-up.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

£5 / 0131 558 8209

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Pivo Pivo, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

£5 / 0141 564 8100

  • 19:30 – 00:00

Greenelk Presents - James C-C

An evening celebrating up & coming young musicians from the Brit school, following in the footsteps of the likes of Adele, The Kooks and Amy Winehouse, headlining on the night is singer songwriter James C-C who brings his piano driven songs to Camden.

The Black Heart, London NW1

Tue 29 Jul

£5 / 020 7428 9730

  • 19:30 – 23:00

ListLive

Bust out your best moves guys, cos The List is taking over the country with our tiptop monthly nights. ListLive showcases some of the very best up-and-coming and established musical talent from the city and beyond. Prepare yourself for a regular injection of multi-genred artists with a different theme each time.

The Monarch, London NW1

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 7482 2054

This edition features indie pop from Bent Cousin (aka Brighton twins Amelia and Patrick); jazz and soul stylings from Stephanie McCourt; and hip hop sounds from rap artist and classical pianist E.N.V. The evening is supported by list.co.uk and Hornsby's Cider so if you are over 18 years of age, you will get a complimentary bottle of Hornsby's Cider on arrival (offer is subject to availability).

  • 19:30

Potting Shed Open Mike

Open mic session hosted by local singer-songwriter Sam Porter.

The Potting Shed, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 662 9788

  • 19:30

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 662 9788

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9788

  • 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 18 Sep

Summer Rock Club

Tuition for wannabe guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists. Ages 10–16.

Academy of Music & Sound, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Thu 24 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Fri 25 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00
…and 5 more dates until 1 Aug back to top

Underneath the Stars Festival

New festival curated by Kate Rusby with an emphasis on good food, music and entertainment.

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Fri 25 Jul

£50–£110 / 01226 767872

  • 14:00 – 23:30

East End Social

Organised by Glasgow indie label Chemikal Underground the East End Social is part music showcase, part community-engagement project and an official Culture 2014 event. The project aims to bring a diverse range of music to a Glasgow's East End venues with performances from The Nectarine No 9, King Ayisoba and RM Hubbert…

Various venues: Glasgow

Tue 22 Jul

Times & prices vary

Part of Culture 2014.

Wed 23 Jul

Times & prices vary

Part of Culture 2014.

Thu 24 Jul

Times & prices vary

Part of Culture 2014.

…and 15 more dates until 8 Aug

GlobalGathering

One of the UK's biggest dance music festivals as trance, house, techno, electro and dubstep are blasted out from multiple arenas, tents and stages. 2014's line-up includes Chase & Status, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Alesso, Eric Prydz, Knife Party, Katy B, Sub Focus, Green Velvet, High Contrast, James Zabiela and many…

Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 26 Jul

£120 early bird (VIP £195) / 0871 789 1010

Kiki Ebsen with Graham Deatcher

The keyboard musician who has played with Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) Christopher Cross and supergroup Chicago performs tracks from her most recent album Scarecrow Sessions as well as previous work. She is joined on guitar by session musician Graham Deatcher.

Cafe Bonjio, Greenock

Fri 22 Aug

£7 / 01475 520011

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sat 23 Aug

£7 / 01475 520011

  • 21:00 – 22:30

Tue 26 Aug

£7 At the door / 01475 520011

  • 21:00 – 22:30

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Wed 27 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £7 / 0141 636 6119

The Inn at Lathones, St Andrews

Sat 30 Aug

£13.20 / 01334 840494

  • 21:00 – 22:30

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Open Mic

Weekly open mic with a free drink for every performer.

Ryrie's Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 337 0550

  • 21:30 – 01:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 337 0550

  • 21:30 – 01:00

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 337 0550

  • 21:30 – 01:00
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Rachael Dadd

Alternative and experimental folk by the singer-songwriter who is based in Bristol.

The Project Cafe, Glasgow

Thu 24 Jul

£5

With Jo Mango, ICHI and Chrissy Barnacle.

Event is BYOB with donation for corkage to the venue.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

From a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014, the past ten years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet - ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Queen's Hall

£21 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 1 Dec

£33.40

  • 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Wed 26 Nov

£29.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 9 Oct

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 847 2325

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…and at 14 other places

6Ft Small

Belfast based band.

Fibber Magees: Robinson's Bar, Belfast

Fri 25 Jul

Phone for prices / 028 9024 7447

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Fri 1 Aug

Phone for prices / 028 9024 7447

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Fri 8 Aug

Phone for prices / 028 9024 7447

  • 20:00 – 22:00
…and 7 more dates until 26 Sep back to top