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Wide Days 2019: New acts to see at this year's showcases

5 Apr 2019

We take a look at the artists taking to the stage at Wide Days, the nation's biggest and most established music conference

Wide Days has become an annual institution on the Scottish musical calendar. The three-day event offers talks and showcases for those in the industry, those interested in how Scotland fits into the wider music business, and – in the case of both Friday…

Hidden Door announces the first music acts of its 2019 weekender

21 Mar 2019

R&B star Ray BLK, Let's Eat Grandma, Kelly Lee Owens and Cigarettes After Sex revealed as part of diverse roster

This morning, the volunteer-run arts festival announced the first acts slated to perform at their 2019 festival. Hidden Door will once more take over the historic Leith Theatre with an eclectic programme of music, visual and performing arts from 30 May…

The Hot 100 2018: 100–91

1 Nov 2018

Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Mayberry and Nina Nesbitt are among our favourite cultural contributors this year

Without a doubt, 2018 has been a year of incredible female activism and empowerment. From #MeToo and Time's Up to the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the vote, the various events of this year have renewed…

Four new acts you must see at this year's Electric Fields Festival

14 Jun 2018

CRYSTAL, Chuchoter, Wuh Oh and ST.MARTiiNS play alongside Noel Gallagher, James, Leftfield and Young Fathers in Dumfries

Set against the stunning backdrop of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway, Electric Fields is fast becoming one of Scotland's finest festival experiences. Small and intimate yet consistently boasting an impressive and diverse line-up of acts…