Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Kraftwerk

Legendary German electronic group who pioneered the genre back in the 70s, are notoriously elusive, and who are renowned as the godfathers of electronic music. A mix of music and performance art, the group perform their 3D concerts in the UK before heading over to Europe.

Massive Attack

Downbeat electronica and other soulful grooves from one of Britain's most influential dance acts.

Palace

Dark and atmospheric folk-driven bluesy indie rock band from Hartlepool.

Tame Impala

The award-winning five-piece from Perth, Australia perform a mixture of alternative rock, neo-psychedelia and ethereal dream pop.

Big Sandy and His FlyRite Boys

Western swing and rockabilly with a retro feel from this long-established five-piece group who originate from California.

Rab Noakes

Legendary Scottish singer-songwriter with a career spanning over 20 albums.

Rose Cousins

Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter.

Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival

A festival celebrating Scottish and international writers and writing.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow's comedy festival birls back into your life, getting ever more impressive with each outing. For 2019, you're looking at a top line-up which includes such luminaries as Reginald D Hunter, Janey Godley, Larry Dean, Jerry Sadowitz, Catherine Bohart, Jasper Carrott, Garrett Millerick, Foil, Arms & Hog, Julian…

Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Lochwinnoch’s annual arts festival is a celebration of music, art, dancing and theatre.

Sløtface

Norwegian punk sounds.

Family Art Tours

Short, interactive tours suitable for the whole family and wee ones ages six-plus, designed to boost confidence in looking at and chatting about art.

Sundown Swing

Yorkshire-based 15-piece swing orchestra.

Edinburgh Science Festival

Hands-on science for families in venues across the city with a programme ranging from the entertaining to the controversial and, of course, the icky. The theme for 2020 is Elementary with events focusing on earth, air, fire and water, plus fifth element 'aether'.

Solas Festival

A midsummer music and arts festival in the heart of Perth and Kinross with performances and workshops in world music, theatre, dance, literature and visual arts, as well as talks and debates.

Beltane Fire Festival

A modern interpretation of the ancient fertility festival of Beltane housed in the spectacular setting of Calton Hill. Beltane Fire Society performs the story of the death of winter and the birth of summer via dance, drumming, debauched acrobatics, giant puppetry and, of course, fire.

Bonfest

Fans from all over the world descend on the sleepy Angus town of Kirriemuir for a celebration of its most rock'n'roll son, AC/DC frontman Bon Scott.

PQA Trouble's A Brewin'

A musical comedy set in the wild, wild West.

Voxcetera

North London-based choral group.

BBC Singers

The BBC Singers is one of the most prestigious vocal ensembles in Britain, with a well-deserved reputation for supporting work by contemporary composers.

Counterflows

A festival of underground, experimental and international music, Counterflows marries the local to the international with artists from around the world collaborating with homegrown talent across Glasgow.

Glenfarg Folk Feast

A small and friendly stalwart of the folk festival calendar, this festival is an initiative of Glenfarg Village Folk Club and is open to many musics of an acoustic variety as well as storytelling and poetry.

NCT Nearly New Sale: Preloved Mother and Baby Goods

A range of gently used kids' equipment, toys and clothing for sale, with proceeds going to the UK's largest charity for parents.

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Held on the beautiful grounds of Merchiston Castle School, EIHF annually welcomes a healthy mix of world-class harpists and up-and-coming talents playing a range of styles from folk to jazz for concerts, courses, workshops, the UK's largest harpmakers exhibition and late-night music sessions.

Milton Glee Choir

The Milton Glee Club now has more than 100 members, performing classical and easy listening works.

Devon Sproule

Honeyed, candid old style folk-pop from the young Virginia-based artist.

Sonnet Youth

Monthly spoken word night on the third Wednesday of the month, with local talent, guest comedians and big name headliners.

Speed Dating Slow Dating

A series of four minute dates hosted by Slow Dating.

Blue Lane

Jazz group playing well-known standards and pop songs, as well as tunes by the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk. Featuring Violet Leighton on vocals.

Alice Cooper

Old school shock rock at its very best.

Taylor Swift

The country starlet takes her incredibly catchy songs of love and loss on her 1989 tour in support of album of the same name.

Welsh National Opera: Carmen

  • Directed by: Patrice Caurier
  • Written by: Bizet

The Welsh National Opera stage Bizet's opera about the enthralling seductress, Carmen.

On the Rocks Student Arts Festival

Student-run arts festival featuring shows, concerts and exhibitions for all the family.

La Serenissima

La Serenissima do perform works by other composers than Vivaldi, but Adrian Chandler and his crew have championed the works of the 'Red Priest' like few other ensembles, with a combination of historical research and expert musicianship. They also specialise in lesser-known gems from the late baroque repertoire.

The Exploited

Classic hard and heavy Scots punk rockers formed back in 1980.

John Butler Trio

Guitarist Butler leads the Aussie roots and jam band.

James Zabiela

The DJ/producer supplies house music and electronica.

Lissie

Country pop and laid back acoustic strumming from the sunkissed singer-songwriter.

Osibisa

Osibisa play African music and are known for their songs 'Sunshine Day', 'The Dawn Song' and more.

Tony Law

Admired Canadian surrealist with a thing about elephants.

Ben Poole & Stevie Nimmo

The blues/rock guitarists perform two shows with a backing band.

Hackney Colliery Band

Funky East London-based brass band that does drum & bass and Prodigy covers.

Joe Purdy

Folk singer-songwriter from Arkansas.

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Singer-songwriter and fiddler from Uncle Earl with her band.

Tragedy

Your favourite Bee Gees and Abba songs, and other disco soft rock classics, given the full metal workout by a group of be-spandexed rockers.

St Andrews Food and Drink Festival

A rich celebration of Fife's culinary produce with demonstrations, food tastings and special events.

Bath Comedy Festival

Annual comedy festival with comedy, theatre, book and film events.

Big Lit

A long weekend of events in Gatehouse of Fleet, including talks, stories and poetry.

Glasgow Zine Fest

A weekend of workshops, screenings, talks and socials dedicated to self-publishing.

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt has been described as 'the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time', and her recordings of Bach, Beethoven and others have been given numerous awards.