Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
The Wave Pictures
Indie pop with an anti-folk/country edge from this London trio.
Stand Comedy Kids Club Christmas Special
Elliot Bibby, Amelia Bayler, Graham Stewart, Rosco McClelland and Billy Kirkwood are on hand to control the kids with a handful of stand-up, games, storytelling, magic and much more. No under fives; all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Traditional folk singing.
St Giles' at Six
St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.
London-based indie quintet with foppish swagger.
The 4 Elements
Photographs of the four elements.
Live music from First Fifty.
Leeds Contra Ceilidh
American-style ceilidh dances, featuring fast, flowing dances to fiddle-based music.
Stirling Whisky Festival
Festival celebrating the 'water of life,' with the chance to sample over 100 malts from all over Scotland and masterclasses on making, ageing and bottling whisky from master distillers.
Inverness Film Festival
A small festival that packs a cinematic punch with film premieres and a handpicked selection of work by international first time directors.
Psychedelic rock quintet.
Singer-songwriter blending soul, jazz and funk.
John Muir Festival
Events along the length of the John Muir Trail to celebrate the 'father of the modern conservation movement' and founder of America's National Parks.
Great Grampian Beer Festival
The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. With over 100 different real ales from more than 70 breweries across the country, there is a range of dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds on offer, as well as barley…
One-day festival of underground metal and hard rock, now in its seventh year.
'The Wheel' decides the playlist be it disco, 80s, rock gods, 90s rave, power ballads, one hit wonders or movie music, at this multi-genre nostalgia fest.
As It Is
Pop-punk quintet based in Brighton.
Russell Brand: Re:Birth
The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of his daughter.
Rock sounds inspired by the Smiths, Velvet Underground and the Clash.
Mutant disco, post punk, new wave and 2Tone night hosted by Chris FAST (FASTpunkclub) and Big Gus (the Go-Go).
Comedy from Scottish Comedian of the Year 2008 and genial raconteur Agnew.
Indie power pop trio from Kilmarnock.
Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount and his band who play breezy intelligent indie pop.
US singer-songwriter and guitarist performs Texas country music with elements of folk.
Hip hop from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan star.
The Mountain Goats
Folk-rockers from Norwalk, USA with support from singer/songwriter Alessi Laurent-Marke.
Franco-Scottish folk singer-songwriter, known for her heartbreaking voice and beautiful lyrics. Her debut album There Are No Saints was released in July 2017 on Song, By Toad Records.
The Bevvy Sisters
The richly-seasoned harmonies of the Bevvy Sisters provide an alternative take on folk and swing songs.
The Power of Food Festival
A festival hosted by community food gardens across Edinburgh, giving everyone the chance to go on location and experience how grub is grown.
Folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Plymouth.
Former frontman with Brit alt.rockers Reuben.
The Sons Of Pitches
Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir.
Acoustic soul singer-songwriter, composer and cellist.
The BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 and his cello in recital.
So, This is What Happened
Six 10-minute performances of allegedly true stories.
Scots fiddle player Alastair Savage performs a concert of traditional and contemporary folk music from Scotland and beyond.
Early Years Festival
Babies and toddlers rule the roost at this multi-arts festival dedicated to little ones with a programme of visual art, theatre, movement, sport, film and more.
Colchester United Comedy Club
Monthly comedy club night.
The six-piece outfit from New York City play high-energy brassy funk.
Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky
Traditional Celtic and Nordic music with an American fiddling twist.
Award-winning US singer and pianist who incorporates elements of popular music, jazz, blues and traditional R&B into his music.
Paul Vickers & the Leg
Leftfield sonic alchemy from this long running collaboration between Vickers (Dawn of the Replicants) and The Leg (Song By Toad).
The gravelly-voiced singer and guitarist plays country songs.
Aka English/Irish rapper/singer Michael Stafford, encroaching on Plan B's indie crooner territory.
Pop punkers from Saint Albans.
A week of performances, workshops and free activities for children aged 6 months to 12 years, and their families. There are ticketed events and free drop-in activities everyday.
Dundee Choral Union
Sacred and secular works from the city choir.
A performance from celebrated jazz pianist John Crawford.
Rapper/hip hop artist, also associated with Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli.
Soul and contemporary blues-folk from the Dublin-based songsmith.