Christmas Music and Clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Christmas Music and Clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Featuring The Twilight Sad, Subculture versus Optimo, Man of Moon and Neu! Reekie! #XmasKracker

'Tis the season to be gigging and clubbing, with all that free time you've got an' aw. We've selected some of the best festive music and clubs highlights across Glasgow and Edinburgh this December.


Hudson Mohawke
A seasonal homecoming for the erstwhile Kanye producer and TNGHT member, who released his second album Lantern earlier this year.
ABC, Sat 12 Dec

The Twilight Sad
Winter is the best time to hear the Glasgow-based indie-rockers, who are still very thankfully with us after releasing the album of their careers with 2014’s Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave.
Barrowlands, Glasgow, Sat 12 Dec

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook
The Scots folk icon returns with his seasonal revue, also featuring Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker, Kris Drever and more.
City Halls, Tue 22 Dec

Subculture versus Optimo
The Subbie’s two iconic residents’ nights clash in a Boxing Day special.
Sub Club, Sat 26 Dec

A Night with Derrick Carter
Chicago house lynchpin Carter appears in the West End with a very special four-hour bar set, and it finishes nice and early so the Subbie’s still an option.
Hillhead Bookclub, Sat 26 Dec

Numbers with Jackmaster
Wandering Glaswegian son and the most successful Scottish DJ in the world right now, Jack Revill is back in the old town.
Sub Club, Sun 27 Dec


Nightvision presents Knee Deep in Edinburgh
In association with Snowbombing, Nightvision welcomes a huge lineup including Hot Since 82, Denney and Maxxi Sound System.
Liquid Room, Sat 12 Dec

Man of Moon
Edinburgh psych-rock duo MoM have made something of an impression this year, and they’re here to round it off with a noisy, intimate show.
Sneaky Pete’s, Thu 17 Dec

Neu! Reekie! #XmasKracker
Edinburgh’s foremost poetry and music collective return for another eclectic party in this distinctive Tollcross space.
Central Hall, Thu 17 Dec

Highlife with Auntie Flo
The ever-more popular Glaswegian afro-house duo Auntie Flo are here on the back of their new album Theory of Flo.
Sneaky Pete’s, Fri 18 Dec

Kid Canaveral’s christmas Baubles VI
After a couple of years in Portobello, Kid Canaveral’s guest-laden (all tbc at the moment), Lost Map-affiliated hometown party is back in town and not to be missed.
Pilrig St Paul’s Church, Sat 19 Dec

Coalition with Harri and Domenic
The night after they take Glasgow alongside Optimo, the Sub Club’s Subculture residents do it all over again in Edinburgh.
Sneaky Pete's, Sun 27 Dec