Opium

Opium
Opium
71 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
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Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

Alexander Bennett / PBH Free Fringe In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness. 24 years later, in the absence of any other awards, he’s rounding up his competitors from that day for a rematch. Creator of Hell to Play, ACMS regular and rising cult comic returns to…

Sat 5 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 26 Aug

Bear and Death Remains

Metalcore, nu metal grooves and math metal double headline tour.

Mon 10 Jul

£6.60 / 0131 225 8382

Bellarose & Mannequin Death Squad

Edinburgh's Bellarose are coming together with Australian's Mannequin Death Sqaud for a co-headline gig at Opium! Four piece rock band based in Edinburgh. Driven equally by Lidl's bakery goods and creating fresh music. Finalists of SoundWaves 2017. EP is out now! Mannequin Death Squad from Melbourne, Australia are…

Thu 28 Sep

£5.90 / 0131 225 8382

A Comedy Tapas

Jesters / PBH's Free Fringe A Comedy Tapas lets you see 40 acts for four minutes each over a four day cycle. You pick the ones you love. It could not be simpler. You will get a menu to pick from. All your Fringe fun sorted every day. Come along day after day as people did in 2016. You will even get a menu!

Sat 5 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Dead

Energetic and lively rock and emo performed by the five-piece based in Southampton.

Wed 2 Aug

£8 / 0131 225 8382

Dead!

Dead! Wednesday 9th August The Empire, Coventry £8 adv // 7pm Doors

Wed 2 Aug

£8.80 / 0131 225 8382

Fighting Wolves // Sleepless Giants + Groucho Underdog + Burn the Maps

Fighting Wolves are an energetic 4 pieces rock band based in London. Since forming in 2011 they have played Download Festival, SteelHouse Festival twice and supported on 3 sold out UK academy tours off the back of their EP ‘Prologue’. They have gained a lot of interest from all over the UK, fans and press alike and…

Sat 30 Sep

£5.90 / 0131 225 8382

Greyhaven

London based alt. rock band.

Sat 8 Jul

£5–£7 / 0131 225 8382

With Tiberius and House of Hatchets.

Greyhaven Plus Tiberius & House of Hatchets

London based alt rock band. Check out their latest music video for "Brother" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_KR5umEB6M Support from Tiberius - https://tiberiusuk.bandcamp.com/  and House of Hatchets - https://play.spotify.com/album/1h5H8bQnzQ3eSx8dinBX2i

Sat 8 Jul

£5.90 / 0131 225 8382

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd / PBH's Free Fringe Harun Musho'd's stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving politics and history into the story of his family and their antics. Religion is another theme explored, leaving no religion untouched. Possibly not a show for sensitive souls (or indeed anyone who believes they have a…

Sat 5 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 27 Aug

Holding Absence

Music from the Welsh rock five piece.

Fri 14 Jul

£7.70 / 0131 225 8382

I, The Lion

Post-punk trio from Cheltenham.

Thu 10 Aug

£5–£7 / 0131 225 8382

With Bad Protagonist Club and Attic Choir.

I, the Lion Plus Bad Protagonist Club + Attic Choir

"Nothing short of brilliance in terms of songwriting and musical performance" Hit The floor "Amazing" Kerrang "Original and captivating" Punktastic "I, The Lion" are a 3 piece post-punk trio from Cheltenham (UK), featuring heavy progressive bass lines, twisting guitar riffs, hard hitting drums and melodic…

Thu 10 Aug

£5.90 / 0131 225 8382

Inspiration

Rosie Jones 'A clear audience favourite' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). Funny Women finalist, Amused Moose semi-finalist and one of Metro's 9 Hilarious Women To Look Out For In 2017 makes her debut appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe. Age category: 16+

Sat 5 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Matt Hutson & Rob Copland: Pack It in You Two

Matt Hutson and Rob Copland / PBH's Free Fringe Come and spend an hour with us if you like! Third place in the Musical Comedy Awards 2017, Matt Hutson sings intense anthems about love, loss, friendship and the extent to which he struggles with all three. ‘It’s proper songwriting, not a cheap lyric swap…

Sat 5 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 26 Aug

Metamorphosis

Rich Wilson Ever made the mistake of taking a good hard look at yourself? Rich did and he didn't like what he saw. With his children now fully grown, the sudden descent into middle age and with a string of failed relationships in his wake, Rich found himself embarking on a calamitous journey of atonement coupled with…

Sat 5 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 8 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 27 Aug

Modulate Records: Metal Vol. 1

Modulate Records and Heart Beats are returning to Edinburgh for a night of Metal madness!

Fri 15 Sep

£5 / 0131 225 8382

Northern Power Blouse

Northern Power Blouse / PBH's Free Fringe Three feisty northern lasses present a right good sketch show that's full of heart, songs, larger than life characters and highly flammable 80s blouses. Between them, Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Charlotte Pearson have written for BBC Radio 4, Russ Abbot and Comic…

Sat 5 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 26 Aug

Open Jam Night

Monthly jam session, full backline provided, everyone welcome.

Sun 30 Jul

Free / 0131 225 8382

  • 20:00 – 22:30

The Rising Souls

Catchy soulful blues rock from the Edinburgh trio.

Sat 29 Jul

£6–£8 / 0131 225 8382

With Altius and Gypsy_Circus.

Sat 12 Aug

£6–£8 / 0131 225 8382

The Rising Souls Plus Altius + Gypsy Circus

Line-up - The Rising Souls Altius Gypsy_Circus The Rising Souls are a dynamic soulful rock band hailing from Scotlands capital city. Their music is a punchy and intoxicating amalgamation of rock and soul. Think meaty riffs. Think intricate grooves. Think soaring vocals. Think if Led Zepplin had a love affair with…

Sat 29 Jul

£6.96 / 0131 225 8382

The Rising Souls Plus Richy Neill & the Reinforcements + No Quarter

Line-up - The Rising Souls Richy Neill and the Reinforcements No Quarter The Rising Souls are a dynamic soulful rock band hailing from Scotlands capital city. Their music is a punchy and intoxicating amalgamation of rock and soul. Think meaty riffs. Think intricate grooves. Think soaring vocals. Think if Led Zepplin…

Sat 12 Aug

£6.96 / 0131 225 8382

Rory O’Hanlon: Getting Serious

Rory O'Hanlon / PBH's Free Fringe Award-winning Irish comedian Rory O’Hanlon is a firm favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe. He's back again this year with a new show. 'Compared to all the acts at the Edinburgh Fringe, Rory O'Hanlon stands out a mile' (BroadwayBaby.com). Described by Chortle.co.uk as having ‘presence…

Sat 5 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Shambolics Plus the Durty Wurks and Betty & the Bass

Shambolics have just sold out their hometown show in September so they're coming to do one in Edinburgh too! Shambolics are a 4 piece 'Dreamy Rock & Roll' band inspired by the best guitar based music from the 50s onwards. Taking influence from all sorts of genres we base ourselve on 1970's harmonies, 1980's clean…

Fri 29 Sep

£5.90 / 0131 225 8382

Veridian and Rory Indiana

The six-piece from Reading and four-piece from Brighton perform alternative rock as part of a co-headline tour.

Fri 18 Aug

£6.60 / 0131 225 8382

With North Atlas.

Wasted Years

Five-piece band from Ayr.

Thu 13 Jul

£5–£7 / 0131 225 8382

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Steve Whiteley / PBH's Free Fringe Wisebowm presents the world's first urban poetry musical. Chronicling his heroic struggles with addiction (to gluten), his attempts to win the heart of middle class beauty Samantha and how mindfulness came to his rescue; it's no surprise that Wisebowm is on his way to becoming an…

Sat 5 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Back Room

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

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