Christmas gigs and club nights

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  • 14 December 2016

This article is from 2016.

Christmas gigs and club nights

Sister Sledge

David Pollock takes a look at some of the best gigs and club nights across Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter


Frightened Rabbit
They could have gone for the Hydro instead, but this is a much more fitting venue for the transatlantic success story.
Barrowland, Fri 16, Sat 17 & Sun 18 Dec.

The dubstep pioneer turned renowned producer and party DJ rounds off his Open to Close tour, playing for six hours straight.
Sub Club, Sun 18 Dec.

Sister Sledge
After their hugely well-received summer set at Kelvingrove Bandstand, the singers behind 'We Are Family' (pictured above) are back by popular demand. Barrowland, Wed 21 Dec.

Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5's Yellow Xmas Party
With a reputation as one of Scotland's most riotously fun live acts, the Dijons round off the year with a party. Just don't eat the yellow snow.
ABC, Fri 23 Dec.

They're not at Frightened Rabbit level yet, but the Kilmarnock rock trio are big enough for their own Barrowland special.
Barrowland, Fri 23 Dec.

Space Ibiza On Tour
This was the year Ibiza's Space came to an end, and artists including Dubfire and James Zabelia are appearing at this farewell tour.
ABC, Wed 28 Dec.


Neu! Reekie!
Rebel spoken word and poetry night N!R! is back with Khartoum Heroes (featuring King Creosote and Vic Galloway), Be Charlotte, and more to be announced. Central Hall, Fri 16 Dec.

Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
The sometime Idlewild frontman and folksy solo artist goes all Jools Holland for this seasonal special.
Teviot Debating Hall, Fri 16 Dec.

Home for the Holidays: a Christmas Songbook
Released as a download and a book of music, with proceeds going to Shelter Scotland, Home for the Holidays is a compilation of original Christmas songs featuring eagleowl, Meursault and Book Group.
Summerhall, Fri 16 & Sat 17 Dec.

Nightvision Presents Musika
In association with Snowbombing, huge Danish producer Kolsch appears alongside Jonas Rathsman and Edinburgh's own Theo Kottis.
Liquid Room, Sat 17 Dec.

Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5

Things get weird with Colonel Mustard's live show. Group hugs, crowd high fiving, singalongs and yoga are just a few of things you can expect from this raucous Glasgow act.

Assembly, Aberdeen

Sat 28 Oct

£10–£11.25 / 01224 633336


£11 / 01224 633336

Stramash, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 0131 623 4353

With Springbreak.

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Frightened Rabbit

Folk infused indie rockers from Selkirk sweeping all before them.

Paisley Abbey

Tue 17 Oct

£25 / 0141 889 7654

Special one off show with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Part of Spree.

Sister Sledge

The siblings from Philadelphia perform their classic R&B and disco material.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Fri 4 Aug

£28.50 / 0131 477 3500

O2 Academy Glasgow

Fri 22 Dec

£35 / 0844 477 2000

Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.


Edgy house, techno and electro night specialising in some of Edinburgh's biggest name guests.

Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny

The Idlewild frontman brings something special to the Tolbooth's annual Christmas show with a mix of new material, Idlewild hits and a selection of festive favourites.


Indie power pop trio from Kilmarnock.

Space Ibiza

The Ibiza superclub on tour.

Shelter Scotland & NEHH present Home For the Holidays

Christmas fundraiser for Shelter featuring Withered Hand, Meursault, ballboy, WOLF, Book Group, eagleowl, and Spook School.


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