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T in the Park 2013: Essential travel info

9 Jul 2013

The most up-to-date travel details for getting to T in the park, including bus times and car share

Car / Carshare If you're planning on taking the car to T and haven't paid in advance for entry to the car park, it'll cost you £20 for a day or £30 for the weekend. Make sure to plan ahead - Traffic Scotland have set up a dedicated TITP mini-site, and…

Del Toro and Kaufman team up for Slaughterhouse-Five

9 Jul 2013

The Pacific Rim director and Eternal Sunshine scribe are rumoured to be adapting Vonnegut's novel

Kurt Vonnegut's seminal anti-war/sci-fi novel Slaughterhouse-Five is rumoured to be the source material for a new movie adaptation - with Pacific Rim/Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind/Synechdoche New…

The List launches a new free title for the Edinburgh Festivals 2013

25 Jun 2013

A free, weekly festival magazine is due to launch in August

We’re excited to announce that this year The List will be launching a free, weekly magazine for the Edinburgh Festivals. More than 75,000 copies of this dedicated publication will be distributed at venues, galleries, cafes, bars, hotels and hostels…

The Cannes award winners are soon to be announced, but what really happens in the jury room?

24 May 2013

Hannah McGill provides an insight into the inner workings of film festival juries

Film festival juries are variable beasts: some rigorously regulated, some sloppy; some amicable and some fiery as all hell. A few of my own experiences on juries around the world follow... 1. Festival 1. A fellow juror is a very elderly…

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Dreadzone and DJ Greg Wilson announced for Wickerman Festival 2013

23 May 2013

The Vinyl Frontier Outdoor Stage is also back with Dave Dunne, Kid Blast, James Ryan and more

The latest additions to 2013’s Wickerman Festival line-up will include disco legends Chic fronted by prolific producer Nile Rodgers, Glasgow-based folk-pop five-piece Admiral Fallow, electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone and London electro-pop trio…

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The cream of Scottish music to play goNORTH 2013

17 May 2013

The creative industries festival features performances from Alarm Bells, Roman Nose and Fat Goth

Important figures from across the creative industries - and more importantly, a heap of great bands - are once again flocking to Inverness for the annual goNORTH festival. There are over 70 live acts already on the bill, many of whom have already caught…

Opinion: does the Royal Lyceum's new season display a gender bias?

17 May 2013

Critic Hannah McGill takes a look at the theatre's 2013 programme and finds it lacking

Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre, Scotland’s largest producing theatre, just announced its 2013–14 programme. Artistic Director Mark Thomson is proud to have mounted ‘in tough times… a season of work that celebrates the inspiration of great thinkers…

Disney Pixar’s Monsters University announced for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

16 May 2013

The family film will screen at the festival three weeks before release in the rest of the UK

Edinburgh International Film Festival audiences will be among the first in the UK to see Disney Pixar’s latest offering, Monsters University. The Family Gala 3D screening will take place on Sun 23 Jun in the Festival Theatre, with an exclusive schools…

Travis, Johnny Marr and Hurts announced for T in the Park 2013

26 Apr 2013

Day splits also announced - see which acts are playing when from Fri 12-Sun 14 Jul

Glasgow band Travis have been announced as performers at T in the Park 2013. Having played at the very first T in the Park in 1994 as Glass Onion, they will return to Kinross to take part in the festival’s 20th anniversary, playing on Sat 13 Jul. Travis…

Cannes Film Festival 2013 highlights

25 Apr 2013

Hannah McGill tells us what's worth caring about in this year's Cannes Film Festival line up

What is the Cannes film festival, apart from a beach resort shindig where starlets model frocks, Lars Von Trier winds people up, and headline writers are driven to terrible Cannes/can puns? The film festival was set up in 1946 as a free world rival to…

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Admiral Fallow, Emeli Sande and Django Django nominated for Scottish Album of the Year Award 2012

25 Apr 2013

Dam Mantle, The Twilight Sad and Lau also in running for best Scottish album of the last year

Admiral Fallow, Emeli Sande and Django Django are among the artists who are in the running for the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2012. They are part of a longlist of 20 albums, whittled down from over 270 titles by a selection of journalists…

The Cat Empire add UK dates to 2013 World Tour schedule

23 Apr 2013

The ska-jazz collective are touring their fifth studio album, Steal the Light

Melbourne-based ska-jazz collective The Cat Empire will visit the UK on their biggest world tour to date. Celebrating the release of their new album, Steal the Light, the genre-defying band will visit a total of four continents and perform a total of 70…

Fergus Linehan appointed new director for Edinburgh International Festival

22 Apr 2013

The former Director of the Dublin Theatre Festival and Sydney Festival will begin in May

Following much speculation, Fergus Linehan has been appointed as the new director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Linehan has considerable experience in the arts having worked very successfully at the Dublin Theatre Festival in his native…

James and Twin Atlantic announced for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2013 line-up

18 Apr 2013

The fest will also host The Straits, Noisettes, Admiral Fallow, The Horrors and Dougie Maclean

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival’s 10th anniversary with be headlined by Manchester indie rock band James and Glasgow rockers Twin Atlantic. James, formed in 1982, produced one of the Bella’s most celebrated performances in 2007. 12 studio albums…

Edinburgh Art Festival launches for 2013

16 Apr 2013

Packed programme features talents such as Robert Montgomery, Peter Liversidge and Christine Borland

It’s no small coincidence that as the sun finally appears, the Edinburgh Art Festival has launched its programme for 2013. Colourful and smile-inducing, the programme features great venues, major new solo exhibitions and some enticing new commissions…

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Rita Ora and Frank Ocean join T in the Park 2013 line-up

22 Mar 2013

Additions include Frank Ocean, Rita Ora, Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt

Rita Ora and Odd Future rappers Frank Ocean, Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are among the latest acts announced to perform at T in the Park. Bringing a decidedly hip hop flavour to this year’s festival at Balado, Kinross over the weekend of…

Misadventures in Wonderland: All Night Horror Madness

22 Mar 2013

Our columnist Alice, a self-confessed movie hater, attends a ten-hour horror film marathon

For God’s sake. There are two things I don’t do. One is eat cereal (because pouring milk on things that are crispy is disgusting) and the other is watch films. I’ve never got it. Owning a short attention span but never a DVD player hasn’t…

Bwani Junction, Alarm Bells and Honeyblood join forces for Breakout Scotland

12 Mar 2013

The trio form the line-up at The List's first live music event

Edinburgh's Bwani Junction will travel through to Glasgow to join city natives Alarm Bells and Honeyblood for The List's first ever live event at Stereo on Thursday 21 March. London-based promoters Breakout, whose events have showcased the hottest…

Programme for the Edinburgh International Festival 2013 puts artists and technology centre-stage

12 Mar 2013

Tod Machover, the Wooster Group and Oper Frankfurt among the EIF programme highlights

A crowd sourced orchestral work by boundary breaker Tod Machover is just one of the many highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival programme. Set over three weeks this August, the EIF’s line-up includes an homage to Allen Ginsberg with…

Plan B, Alabama 3 and The Futureheads added to line-up for RockNess 2013

1 Mar 2013

The Temper Trap, Joris Voorn, Len Faki, Carl Craig, Nic Fanciulli and more also announced

A new batch of confirmed acts for RockNess 2013 has been announced, with Plan B leading the pack as a headliner. The Temper Trap, Alabama 3, Joris Voorn, Len Faki, Carl Craig, Nic Fanciulli, Netsky Live!, The Futureheads, Mark Henning, Alex Metric, Matt…

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Nick Cave and Bad Seeds to tour UK in Autumn 2013

13 Feb 2013

The five date tour, promoting new album Push The Sky Away, will call in cities around the UK

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced a short but sweet five date UK tour for autumn, 2013. The band will be playing across October and November after a summer of festival appearances at California's Coachella and Primavera in Spain and…

Jean Grémillon retrospective announced for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

11 Feb 2013

The strand will explore the work of the French director, who was a contemporary of Jean Renoir

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced one of the festival’s retrospective subjects: French director Jean Grémillon. The festival has also announced the return of the popular Audience Award. Known for some of the most highly…

Fatboy Slim, Madeon and Steve Aoki added to RockNess 2013 line-up

11 Feb 2013

Julian Bashmore, Skream and Benga, Above & Beyond and more also confirmed

RockNess organisers have announced Fatboy Slim as their ‘very special guest’ in their latest additions to the festival’s already extensive line up. Returning to his spiritual home, he sent this message to his ‘RockNessers’: 'RockNess, I’ve missed…

Biffy Clyro, System of a Down and Fall Out Boy join Reading and Leeds 2013 line-ups

5 Feb 2013

The bands join Eminem, Alt-J, Foals, Jake Bugg, Bring Me The Horizon and Deftones

Reading and Leeds festivals 2013 have announced Biffy Clyro as their newest edition to headline acts. The rock-trio will be joining Eminem in what appears to be a colourful list of headliners so far. As well as Biffy, the festivals have announced…

Headline acts announced for Electric Frog Easter Weekender 2013

31 Jan 2013

Simian Mobile Disco, Todd Edwards and Pan-Pot top a line-up of electronica for the Glasgow mini-fest

This year’s Electric Frog Easter Weekender has confirmed Simian Mobile Disco, Todd Edwards and Pan-Pot as its headliners. The event will be held in Glasgow’s SWG3 and will span the weekend of Sat 30-Sun 31 Mar 2013, running from 6pm-2am on both…