Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Sun Ra Arkestra
The big band of late improviser Sun Ra performs jazz, swing and avant-garde freestyle.
Festival featuring Nordic and Scottish music, song & dance, with concerts, workshops, and sessions from up-and-coming and established artists organised by the TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch.
Offbeat piano-led warbling from the flame-haired diva, who's out supporting her 15th album, Native Invader.
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
This family-friendly favourite of the Scottish music festival scene is back with theatre and spoken word events, ceilidhs, art and craft workshops and fancy dress. This year's music line-up includes Jess Glynne, Chvrches, Elbow, Tom Odell, Lewis Capaldi, Glasvegas, Richard Thompson and The Selecter.
Men With Coconuts
Improv comedy from Men With Coconuts, aka Fringe faves Impro FX.
Paul Lamb & the Kingsnakes
One of the UK's premier blues bands takes to the stage with a fusion of west coast swing and Chicago south side blues.
Just The Tonic Comedy Club
Comedy night chucking all sort of funny people and their best jokes into your face on a regular basis.
Luke Doherty Band
Blues, jazz and rock.
Girvan Traditional Folk Festival
A weekend community folk festival run by Girvan Folk Club which features a range of open sessions, concerts, workshops and children's events, all with a trad flavour.
Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival
An Oban-based festival showcasing young talent, with over 1100 participants and 125 competition classes.
Korean boy band BTS (aka the Bangtan Boys) perform live for their huge international following.
Record breaking rapper and singer-songwriter known for innovating the hip hop genre with his fresh sound.
Protoje and the Indiggnation
Dub rock and reggae from Jamaica in the form of Protoje and the Indiggnation.
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
Annual film festival with a focus on high quality artistic projects and experimental short film from around the world, mixing this with thematically-related feature-length screenings and a sprinkling of cinematic magic.
James Hickman & Dan Cassidy
Transatlantic folk and roots duo on fiddle and guitar.
Traditional Scottish folk and bluegrass with an adventurous twist from this stylish six-piece.
Scottish Six Days Trial
Established in 1909, the Scottish Six Day Trial entices riders from across the globe to race their motorcycles through the Scottish landscape.
Woodland Dance Project
A one-day music festival based at an undisclosed woodland area 20 minutes from Edinburgh.
Club de Fromage on Ice
Resident DJs play pop and rock tunes – this time, on ice.
Coll Bird Festival
A chance to find out about the bird life on Coll, including the elusive corncrake.
Moniaive Folk Festival
One of the country's most civilised festivals, the Moniaive Folk Festival hosts musical sessions, children's programme, workshops and piping competition.
Open Studios North Fife
This open studio event gives you the chance to visit professional artists, designers and makers in their own workspaces. Artists from across the north of Fife open up their adapted sheds and bespoke studios to display paintings, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and work in glass, metal and wood. Commission work, purchase…
Ronnie Scott's All Stars
A mix of classic jazz music from greats such as Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.
Scummy Mummies Live Show
Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson talk about what it's like to be a less-than-perfect parent.
Dundead Horror Film Festival
Dundee indulges its bloodthirsty side with a Bank Holiday weekend of cinematic thrills and scares. With sneak previews and terrifying classics, the event has a distinctly inclusive feel, welcoming spine-chilling suggestions via Twitter and Facebook.
Renfrewshire Doors Open Day
An opportunity to explore Renfrewshire's most unusual and historic places.
Sma' Shot Day
Sma' Shot Day is one of the oldest workers' festivals in the world. The programme for 2020 includes a special performance of Colours of the Cart – a spectacular aerial, ground and water-based performance – in celebration of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters.
New Zealand folk singer-songwriter.
NCF Comedy Night
Open comedy night with a bargain admission fee.
Almost Blue Weekend
Dundee's blues weekend features more than 100 gigs played across 22 venues in Dundee and Broughty Ferry.
Harmonic femme rock four-piece from LA.
Aberdeenshire folk singer bringing together Scotland's oral song tradition with new compositions.
Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker
These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need…
Newton Stewart Walking Festival
A week of guided walks exploring the wild hills, rugged coastline and rolling countryside of Galloway in south-west Scotland. Some of the walks some have specific themes such as wildlife, coastline, geology or history.
Canterbury-born folk roots singer-songwriter.
Contemporary jazz saxophonist.
Indie vibrations from the Britpop second division.
Greenwich Music Time
Outdoor concert series covering classical, rock & pop and everything in between.
Spring Foraging Courses
Learn about foraging and have a go to source ingredients for lunch.
American singer-songwriter who found fame as the lead singer of Paramore gears up for her first-ever solo tour.
Falkirk Tryst Festival
Annual festival featuring the best of the visual and performing arts in Falkirk.
Loch Shiel Spring Festival
A festival of Western classical music set amid the stunning Loch Shiel. From offbeat locations to local traditions, national celebrations to innovative performances, this celebrates everything to do with chamber music. The 2020 edition of the festival will be a celebration of the life, career and legacy of Ludwig van…
Orkney Nature Festival
Get familiar with Orkney's wildlife through walks, talks, activities, demonstrations, concerts and more.
Formed in 2017, this South Korean boyband found fame on a reality TV show and have gone on to become a hugely successful K-pop act. In 2019 Stray Kids topped the charts in Korea with Eps Clé 1: Miroh and Clé: Levanter before heading out on the ‘District 9: Unlock’ World Tour.
Arran Mountain Festival
This mountain festival features a huge variety of guided walks and scrambles throughout Arran's stunning hills and mountains. The programmes features everything from wildlife-watching walks along the island's coastline to airy scrambles on towering granite ridges.
Festival of Museums
Think you know museums? Think again. The Festival of Museums is an annual three-day celebration of history, culture, science, arts and heritage during which museums of all shapes and sizes across the country host special events, showcasing the important place our museums hold as gatekeepers of Scotland’s cultural…
Interactive family concert for kids and babies of all ages.
The Soap Girls
Alt-punk rock/pop band.
Electro-pop pioneers best known for hit singles 'Sex (I'm A…)' and chart topper 'Take My Breath Away' head out on their 40th anniversary tour.
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
- Directed by: Jiri Belohlavek (cond)
- Written by: Mendelssohn
The Czech Philharmonic was founded in 1896, and inaugurated itself with a performance of Dvořák's 'New World' Symphony, conducted by the composer. Since then it's seen an array of guest soloists and illustrious conductors, the current music director being Jiří Bělohlávek.