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.

Neil Thomson

Traditional folk singing.

St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

Spector

London-based indie quintet with foppish swagger.

The 4 Elements

Photographs of the four elements.

First Fifty

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.

Psyence

Psychedelic rock quintet.

Izzy Bizu

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…

Hordes X

One-day festival of underground metal and hard rock, now in its seventh year.

Magic Nostalgic

'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.

Sisteray

Rock sounds inspired by the Smiths, Velvet Underground and the Clash.

bETAMAX

Mutant disco, post punk, new wave and 2Tone night hosted by Chris FAST (FASTpunkclub) and Big Gus (the Go-Go).

Scott Agnew

Comedy from Scottish Comedian of the Year 2008 and genial raconteur Agnew.

Fatherson

Indie power pop trio from Kilmarnock.

Metronomy

Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount and his band who play breezy intelligent indie pop.

Tom Russell

US singer-songwriter and guitarist performs Texas country music with elements of folk.

Ghostface Killah

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.

Siobhan Wilson

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.

Will McNicol

Folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Plymouth.

Jamie Lenman

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.

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Acoustic soul singer-songwriter, composer and cellist.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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.

Alastair Savage

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.

Lucky Chops

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.

Charlie Wood

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).

Dan Owen

The gravelly-voiced singer and guitarist plays country songs.

Maverick Sabre

Aka English/Irish rapper/singer Michael Stafford, encroaching on Plan B's indie crooner territory.

Trash Boat

Pop punkers from Saint Albans.

Minifest

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.

John Crawford

A performance from celebrated jazz pianist John Crawford.

Chali 2Na

Rapper/hip hop artist, also associated with Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli.

Hozier

Soul and contemporary blues-folk from the Dublin-based songsmith.