Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

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.

Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James performs a tribute to Leonard Cohen.

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.

Glasgow Comic Con

Glasgow Comic Con, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, is a highly popular annual event which focuses on showcasing sequential art, and will once again host a wide range of established and up-and-coming creators from all across the globe.

HebCelt Festival

This family-friendly music festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020, featuring a showcase of Celtic, traditional and contemporary music with a strong focus on Gaelic culture.

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Castle provides the fairytale setting for this eccentric music festival. The graffiti project for which Kelburn is known is just one of the items of hand-made décor, art and lighting that make the event a feast for all the senses. Six stages and various pop-up nooks host the musical programme, an eclectic mix of…

The Best In Stand-Up

Big names from the circuit showing off exactly why they're performing at a night called Best in Stand-up. No pressure then.

Richard Digance

Comedy folk singer-songwriter.

Stand-Up Thursday

Ease your week to a close with a raft of comedic talent.

Twenty One Pilots

Alt.pop and indie duo from Columbus, Ohio.

Walk Islay

See the best of Scottish island landscapes with this walking festival. There are six different walks to choose from, including the traditional Friday walk around Jura and Cnoc-Brec.

Callaghan

New wave country sounds from the singer-songwriter.

Susan Boyle

The Britain's Got Talent surprise hit is out promoting her newest album.

Sun Ra Arkestra

The big band of late improviser Sun Ra performs jazz, swing and avant-garde freestyle.

Northern Streams

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.

Tori Amos

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.

BTS

Korean boy band BTS (aka the Bangtan Boys) perform live for their huge international following.

Post Malone

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.

The Shee

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…