Born To Be Wide Showcase of Edinburgh music
Day-long appreciation of music made in Edinburgh
As a salute to Edinburgh’s musical vibrancy, this second annual Born To Be Wide showcase wants to shine a spotlight on what the capital has to offer with a series of ten-minute taster sets, secret shows and instore performances throughout the city.
As BTBW organiser Olaf Furniss explains: ‘It provides an opportunity to get a snapshot of emerging local acts playing during August in a try-before-you-buy kind of way. It’s also a great way to connect with many of the promoters, music journalists and musicians who make up the scene.’
‘I think the Edinburgh music scene is very healthy’, he adds. ‘There is a diversity of talent and some great, well-run venues for artists to play. The fact that the city sustains several specialist record shops covering indie, folk, classical and electronic music, speaks for a lot.’
The line-up so far includes Bwani Junction, Capitals, helium-voiced folk hero Withered Hand and Mumford and Sons protégée Rachel Sermanni, with plenty of surprises to follow. And if that wasn’t enough, anyone who posts a list of their favourite four tracks by Edinburgh bands on the BTBW Facebook page will be added to the guest list. So no excuses then?
Various locations during the day, Edinburgh, Sun 7 Aug; from 9pm at Electric Circus, Edinburgh