Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Posable Action Figures

Electro/blues/pop-rock duo from Edinburgh.

Malevolence

Blistering assault of metal, hardcore and thrash.

RSA Open 2017

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography by artists from across Scotland and beyond, chosen by the RSA from an open submission.

Section Boyz

London rappers who won a Best Newcomer MOBO in 2015.

Flora Shedden

An evening with Great British Bake-Off's Flora Shedden.

Fejes Quartet

Quartet formed in 2006 by members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, composed of Tamas Fejes and Amira Bedrush-McDonald (violins), Mike Lloyd (viola) and Rachael Lee (cello).

Gina Foster & Tessa Niles: The Unsung Singers

The pair performs a selection of pop, soul and jazz covers.

The Pies

Infamous Scouse band following the release of their Best of Pies album.

Maria Dunn

Canadian folk and Celtic singer-songwriter.

The Vs

Classic punk classics, including Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Jam, Skids and much more.

Unkle

James Lavelle's shapeshifting collaborative indie / electronica project.

Young Guns

Hard rock quintet from High Wycombe.

SynFestival Edinburgh

Multi-arts festival organised by the Hellenic Society at University of Edinburgh featuring a variety of visual and performing arts, including photography, art installations, painting, theatre, short films, live music, dance and mapping projection as well as a selection of workshops.

Jamie Jones

UK house pioneer, influential in sculpting the country's house sounds.

Deborah Bonham

Evidently rock runs in the veins of the Bonham family: John is, of course, Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer, but mustn't forget his sister Deborah, who made her first blues-rock recording at age 17 (at Robert Plant's house, naturally).

Andy James & Angel Vivaldi

Double bill of guitar shredders.

A Twisted Circus

A musical extravaganza, featuring everything from bouncing Balkan beats to funk, swing and ska plus circus performers, face painting and more.

Psappha

Psappha was formed in 1991 by Tim Williams, and specialises in works by living composers, or otherwise works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Asking Alexandria

Metalcore with a hint of Eurotrance from this York quintet.

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi

An homage to the music of Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry.

Matt Wates

A live performance from the alto-saxophonist.

Colin Stetson

Polaris Prize- nominated experimental and improv saxophonist.

The Uplifter

Southampton based DJ and percussionist that specialises in roots reggae, dub and traditional Jamaican ska music.

Ewan McLennan

Folk, ballads and airs from guitarist/singer McLennan.

Angaleena Presley

American country singer and member of Pistol Annies.

The Balkan Wanderers

Balkan-inspired gypsy-punk-ska band.

The Bay Rays

Indie rock trio from Kent.

Ben Watt

London-born musician and producer, best known as one half of the duo Everything But The Girl. Current collaborator and acclaimed guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede) will be joining Watt on his November solo tour of the UK.

Boat To Row

Alt.folk, Americana and Indie sounds.

Brother & Bones

The London based band blast the classic combination of rock and indie.

Caitlin Rose

Up-and-coming alt.country siren from Nashville, with indie appeal.

Chad Valley

Warm bubbly disco from one of the members of Jonquil.

The Defiled

British Mad Max -styled industrial metal quintet.

George Taylor

Blues-rock sounds from George Taylor.

Gwyn Ashton

Welsh-Australian blues-meister.

Hidden Charms

Self-penned indie-rock is performed by this London-based quartet.

The Indelicates

Indie, folk-rock and punk band.

Khamsina

The singer-songwriter plays alt pop and folk.

Little Brother Eli

The four-piece perform gritty, bluesy rock.

Man Made

Psyche-rock vehicle for the prodigious Nile Marr (son of Johnny).

Meilyr Jones

Alt.pop sounds from singer-songwriter Jones.

The Mentulls

Unapologetically rooted in the 60s but infused with a boundless youthful energy, The Mentulls are a melodic rock blues band with influences of 70s progressive rock, blues, classical, folk and pop.

Mike Dignam

Acoustic singer-songwriter from Preston.

Moreland & Arbuckle

Wichita duo playing rootsy blues-rock with a variety of influences.

Morpheus Rising

Powerful melodic rock and metal.

Nathassia Devine

Electronica performer from The Netherlands.

Nish Kumar: Long Word … Long Word … Blah Blah Blah … I'm so Clever

  • 4 stars

Quirky observations and intelligent storytelling from Kumar, who is kinda smart.

The Ordinary Boys

Indie rockers, famous for laddish hit 'Boys Will Be Boys', jump on the reform bandwagon.

Story Books

Indie-ish post-rock from the BBC 6 Music-lauded Story Books.

Tigertailz

Glam metal band from Cardiff who have been around on and off since the mid-80s.