Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Living Colour

Veteran New York band who paved the way for the likes of Faith No More and Red Hot Chili Peppers with their fusion of rock, funk, hip-hop and jazz.

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its ninth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment hosted by Forth 1's breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene. This year's lineup includes Friday: WEd Byrne…

Quatuor Mosaiques

Distinguished string quartet of Erich Höbarth (violin), Andrea Bischof, (violin), Anita Mitterer (viola), and Christophe Coin (cello).

Hebrides Ensemble

Founded in 1991, the Hebrides Ensemble is one of Scotland's most dynamic chamber groups, with a team of world-class players and a strong commitment to new music.

Vox Luminis

Directed by Lionel Meunier, the vocal ensemble was founded in 2004 and specialises in music from the 16th–18th centuries.

Danny Driver

Solo recital by London pianist with formidable technique and an exciting repertoire.

No Work Tomorrow

Club night featuring a mash-up of genres.

Kirsty Duncan & The Donals

Kirsty Duncan sings classics from the Great American Songbook.


MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, poet and political activist.

Kate Nash

Lo-fi singer-songwriter who has charmed the masses with her kitchen sink observations.

Mo Kenney

Folksy blues from the Canadian singer-songwriter.

White Denim

Texas band described as 'craftsmen of a spastic garage'.

Beauty And The Beast

A traditional pantomime telling the tale of Beauty, the daughter of the town inventor Professor Crackpot, and the Beast (who is really a prince).

Fat Suit

Saxophonist Scott Murphy leads this 15-piece big band through jazz-folk-funk fusion.

The Dunedin Consort

Acclaimed ensemble of singers and players specialising in Baroque music under the musical direction of John Butt.

Rewind North

Eighties music festival in the north of England. The acts for 2019 have yet to be announced, but previous headline performances included Billy Ocean and Holly Johnson. Revellers can also enjoy a silent disco, live karaoke, a funfair and theme bars.

Johnny Marr

Former Smiths guitarist, who's stuck to his indie credentials by gracing the stage with the likes of The Cribs, Dinosaur Jr and Modest Mouse.

Find The Right Words

Poetry and rap open mic night.

Gaiety Theatre Tour

Tour of the theatre.

Hollis Brown

Americana-style rock band.

Danni Nicholls

Americana and alt.country from the singer-songwriter from Bedford.

Hot Dub Time Machine

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

Crazy Town

Los Angeles rap metal outfit fronted by Epic and Shifty Shellshock best known for global hit 'Butterfly'.

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

Solo venture from the Wonder Stuff singer, with vocal/violin backing from his partner Nockalls. Since 2006, they have toured the UK, Europe and the US, performing acoustic shows including tracks from their own albums in addition to the Wonderstuff material and the occasional cover version.

Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave

Big Fish Little Fish brings together globally renowned DJs, fun craft and play activities for children, and a multi-sensory dancefloor experience with bubble machines and giant balloons. Open to all ages but aimed at 0–8.


Fuzzy pop-rock.


Max Cavalera's post-Sepultura incarnation are back with more unrelenting thrash metal.

StreetFest London

A celebration of Britain's street culture, fusing together live art, dance, fashion, urban sports, music, food and more.

Kieran Hodgson: '75

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Kieran Hodgson tells the story of how the UK joined the EU in the first place in his Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 nominated show.

Dead Kennedys

Legendary American punk act, renowned for their political bile behind the classic tracks 'California Uber Alles' and 'Too Drunk To Fuck' (no longer featuring Jello Biafra after a rather messy court case back in 1987).

System 7

Psychedelic trance from Steve Hillage and cohorts.


Eclectic indie and rock covers act playing The Rolling Stones, Blondie, The Clash, The Jam, Amy Winehouse, James Bay, Ellie Goulding and more.

Gordon Mark Webber

Soul singer and his band.

Public Service Broadcasting

The London duo, who layer spoken word from vintage propaganda films over soaring beats and electronic melodies to thrilling effect, are out and about taking their acclaimed live show across the UK and Ireland. After the success of second album 'The Race For Space', their third album 'Every Valley', takes on the subject of…

Royal Blood

Alternative rock duo from Brighton featuring Michael Kerr (Vocals/bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums). The band tour in support of their new album How Did We Get So Dark.

Newmilns Food Festival

Organised by the Newmilns Regeneration Association, this foodie fest showcases some of the best of Ayrshire's food and drink. With cooking demonstrations, afternoon tea and Newmilns' very own Baking Challenge, it's set to be a popular event in Ayrshire's food and drink calendar.

New Town Kings

Ska and reggae nine-piece from Colchester.

Rachel Sermanni

Folk-noir balladeer.

Therapy Room Comedy Club

Up and coming acts get their funny selves up on stage to make you laugh.

The Angry Boater

Joel Sanders shares his experiences of falling out of love with the land and buying and living on a canal boat in Hemel Hempstead.

Attila the Stockbroker

A unique brand of performance poetry, punk, rants, verses and song from Attila.

Cadenza at the Fringe

Local choir gives its annual Fringe performance.


Cadenza, founded in 1992, is one of Scotland's leading amateur choirs with a repertoire that reaches from the Renaissance to the present.

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Retro dance tracks, pop favourites and funky nursery rhymes for under fives.

World Press Photo Exhibition

The World Press Photo Award highlights the best press photography from around the world.

The Creedence Collection

Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute act.

Ed Sheeran

Folky rapping singer-songwriter on the block, mooning over girls and stuff, such as on his multi-million selling album Divide featuring hit song Shape of You.

The Swingles

Seven-piece vocal harmony ensemble.

Ewan Macintyre

Folk singer-songwriter blending a cocktail of soul, swing, rock'n'roll and Gaidhlig song.

Laura Mvula

The singer-songwriter from Birmingham performs soulful R&B, which takes influences from free-jazz, gospel and psychedelic rock.