Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival

A series of walks in the varied landscape of Scotland's Malt Whisky Country. Take in the sights along sandy beaches, over hilltops, past railway tracks and in the footsteps of whisky smugglers.

ComedySportz UK

Improvisational comedy from two teams who are battling it out for laughs by creating sketches, songs and all kinds of scenes from audience suggestions.

Progfathers

The six-piece perform prog rock covers.

Saving Grace

New ensemble led by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame.

Surge

A festival dedicated to the best in street art, physical performance and circus in Scotland and across the world. The festival goes online for their 2020 edition, with digital performances from international artists and a live DJ set from Balkanarama.

Ardal O'Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted and My Hero takes on the culture wars in his stand-up.

The Hilarity Charity Gala

Hilarity Charity Gala is back… and it’s sure to be a laugh a minute with top headline TV comedians to be announced. Last year our bill just kept getting bigger and bigger… so make sure you can get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

St Magnus International Festival

St Magnus is a prestigious music festival that brings international orchestras, recitalists, theatre and literature to the Orkney Islands for a week around Midsummer. The event is renowned for its unique blend of world-class performance and community participation. Online booking for the 2020 festival begins on 6 April.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

The Chicks

Country trio and self described 'superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms', known for albums Wide Open Spaces and Fly, as well as their remarks about the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The Chandeliers

Rock, soul and ska from the Aberdeen supergroup.

Ultimate Power

An entire set list of power ballads.

Waxahatchee

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield plays contemporary alternative folk songs.

Community Festival

A one-day music festival with a lineup including The Kooks, Kate Nash, Gerry Cinnamon and more.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

The oldest continually running film festival in the world, the EIFF draws on its prestige to consistently present abundant programmes of new features, documentaries, retrospectives, shorts, panel discussions and educational workshops, with a few high profile premieres thrown in for good measure.

West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Happy Mondays Comedy Lockdown

Live comedy gig taking place over Zoom, with profits going to the acts. A new line-up will be announced every week.

Refugee Festival Scotland

Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, and centred around World Refugee Day, this annual festival of arts and cultural events celebrates the contribution which refugees make to Scottish cultural life and the welcome offered by local people. The 2020 edition marks the 20th year of the festival.

Circus Funtasia

All-human circus with acrobatic, comedy and aerial performers.

Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle

An exciting stunt show where the Extreme Team take to the air to battle it out with performers defying gravity to perform stunts.

Cold Years

Rock band hailing from Aberdeen.

Chapter and Verse

Alt rock quartet from East London.

East Neuk Festival

World-class, critically-acclaimed music, art and literature converge on this busy corner of Fife. Though chamber music remains at the heart of its programme, the East Neuk Festival's most varied selection yet includes musical surprises, international authors and imaginative artworks, all located in quirky venues.

Merchant City Festival

A diverse arts festival in Glasgow's swanky part of town. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival

This is a family-focused festival of traditional music, featuring workshops, ceilidhs and concerts plus adult and children's competitions. A healthy attitude of hands-on music-making is positively encouraged here. In 2020 the 51st edition aims to get back to basics, featuring ceilidhs, dances, concerts, competitions and…

Splash Out!

Family fun run featuring five fun water obstacles.

Phil Beer

The multi-instrumentalist from Show Of Hands blends folk, blues and country.

Cantilena Festival on Islay

The beautiful island of Islay plays host to a repertoire of world-class classical music. Focusing on collaboration, education and creativity, the festival encourages participants to push their boundaries. This is echoed in a summer school that allows young musicians to work with established practitioners.

Ceòlas

Annual summer school focusing on the connections between Scottish traditional music, Gaelic song and dance, with expert tuition and workshops plus lectures, demonstrations, concerts and ceilidhs.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Brand New Heavies

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.

The Skye Festival: Fèis an Eilein

This summer arts festival began in 1991 and celebrates island culture and performing arts with a strong focus on Scottish traditional music. For 2020, the festival is relaunched as a 10-day event, with the theme of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters.

Stonehaven Folk Festival

The Stonehaven line-up combines old favourites and exciting new acts in a programme of concerts, ceilidh, workshops, sessions and the Tradition Bearers Concert.

Tiree Music Festival

With its picture-perfect white sands and world-famous surf, Tiree Music Festival has been described as one of the most stunning festival locations in the world. For 2020 the festival's tagline is 'Where music meets the ocean'.

Ewan McLennan

Folk, ballads and airs from guitarist/singer McLennan.

Lucy Ward

Traditional and contemporary folk singer-songwriter.

Skid Row

Not quite 'Youth Gone Wild' any more but still classic 80s poodle rocker/hair metal all the way, now fronted by Johnny Solinger.

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards presents his latest show.

Andrew Jackson Jihad

Irreverent punk band from Phoenix, Arizona.

Gaz Brookfield

Acoustic contemporary folk troubadour based in Bristol.

Alexei Sayle

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Doyen of the alt.comedy scene, off on tour for the first time in years.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Bjorn Again

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in Program.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Tony Hadley

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Ash

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight performs at drive-in shows across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Brainiac Live

Utilita Live from the Drive-In is a series of live drive-in concerts across 12 venues in the UK this summer. Some of the biggest names in UK music will perform live on stage backed by a full concert production that you can enjoy all from your very own viewing zone. With movies and family events also to be added to the…

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Dick and Dom

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in programme.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Gary Numan

'Cars' hitmaker performs at numerous drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Lightning Seeds

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.

Utilita Live From The Drive In: Reggae Roast with Gentleman's Dub Club

Drive-in show hosted across the UK as part of the 2020 Utilita Live From The Drive-in series.