Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Exeter Festival

Festival taking place across the city of Exeter with live music and outdoor film screenings in Northernhay Gardens.

Icicle Works

The return of the psychedelic pop group from Liverpool whose widescreen pop tunes were briefly popular in the mid-80s.

Largs Viking Festival

On the anniversary of the Battle of Largs meet King Alexander of Scotland and King Haakon of Norway with living history installations in a 13th century living history village. There are craft demonstrations, a Scottish food fayre and on-stage entertainment. The festival culminates with a Viking Festival of Fire with a…

TMSA Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song

A celebration of music in all its forms, with competitions and events around the cosy town most famous for producing JM Barrie. Past years have included talent from BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year and other pedigree samples of Scottish musicality.

The Regrettes

Garage-pop four-piece from California.

KISSTORY

Old skool garage, house and R&B anthems. The line-up for this 2020 tour features the likes of Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Mya, Blu Cantrell and more.

Kitty Macfarlane

Somerset-based folk singer-songwriter and BBC Young Folk Award semi-finalist.

These Smiths

Tribute band to the Smiths.

Angel Olsen

American electro pop singer-songwriter from St. Louis tours the UK with her latest album All Mirrors. Olsen brings her biggest hits to stage including 'Lark' and 'Shut Up Kiss Me'.

ButeFest

A three-day family-friendly music festival taking place of the picturesque Isle of Bute.

Chuckle Busters Comedy

Regular mix of top local acts and national names.

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

Enjoy a weekend of fine food and drink at one of the most celebrated food festivals in the UK.

Over 35s to 50s Plus Party for Singles & Couples

A chance to meet fellow singles and new friends with a pop soundtrack from the 80s right up to last week. Singles and couples welcome.

Orkney International Science Festival

A kaleidoscopic mix of sparkling ideas and lively activities with talks and outings, food and music, in an island setting where past and future meet.

XSLF

Reuniting Henry Cluney and Jim Reilly after more than 30 years, the ex-Still Little Fingers guys play all the punk hits.

Glasgow Doors Open Day

Free admission to see inside some of Glasgow's finest buildings, old and new, and enjoy various guided walks throughout the city in the annual festival that involves more than 100 buildings. The festival's 2020 edition heads online with the theme of 'Untold Stories', shedding light on marginalised stories and…

Blackpink

Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa make up K-pop girl group Blackpink.

Stables

Indie-folk duo made up of Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers Club) and Daniel Trenholme.

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Moscow State Circus: Gostinitsa

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Bowhouse Market Weekend

A weekend of food and drink in a recently refurbished barn, with stalls selling locally-sourced produce, shellfish and meat from artisan butchers, as well as craft drinks. There is also live food theatres and a children's corner.

Roni Size Reprazent

The Bristol-based producer and his accompanying artists perform drum'n'bass.

CloseUp Festival

Two day indie and electronic music festival.

Esprit D’Air

Japanese melodic rock and progressive metal band based in London.

Nordic Giants

Brighton band playing gloomy, atmospheric alternative and post-rock.

Sound Festival

An innovative festival of new music bringing together a wide range of different musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks.

Bootstock

Annual music festival to help fund educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in the poorest and most remote regions of Nepal.

Scottish Borders Walking Festival

The Scottish Borders has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. The Scottish Borders Walking Festival, the oldest established walking festival in Scotland, has a reputation for being one of the friendliest walking festivals of the year. The 2020 festival takes place in Jedburgh.

Chronixx

Positive reggae sounds.

McLellan Arts Festival

A celebration of emerging Scottish writing talent across all genres, inspired by the late great playwright Robert McLellan (1907–1985).

Nairn Book and Arts Festival

A range of musical, literary and artistic events with a fringe drawing on the talents of the local creative community.

St Monans Community Arts Festival

With a strong local community focus, this festival offers a range of spectator and participatory events, with history walks and a camera museum ranking as two of the most popular among a programme of concerts, workshops, visual arts displays and literary events.

Budapest Café Orchestra

Recreating the stirring sounds of their home town, the band mix violin, accordion and balalaika to create Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and dances.

Spirit of Moray Book Festival

A celebration of writing, illustration and publishing in Scotland at this local festival that attracts renowned Scottish authors (and kicks off with a whisky event).

Ceòl Cholasa

Four-day folk fest on the Island of Colonsay with some great acts appearing.

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Annual celebration of Scotland's unique larder with demonstrations, markets, and tastings.

Take One Action Film Festival

A film festival with a political slant, founded on the belief that 'cinematic experiences can inspire lasting change' and offering a series of talks and programmes showing how films can be used to empower communities on an international stage.

Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Scotland’s annual celebration of queer cinema heads online in 2020. The film programme is available on Vimeo on Demand throughout the festival, plus virtual events include online watch parties, workshops, Q&A sessions, discussions, parties and a closing night quiz.

Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass, old time and Americana music in Moniaive, the beautiful music village of southwest Scotland.

Orkney Blues Festival

Characterised as the 'smallest, friendliest Blues Festival in the UK', this is a place to hear good tunes and meet others who share a passion for the blues.

Dundee Mountain Film Festival

The UK's longest continuous running mountain film festival showcases an international programme of films by local film makers, presentations and book signings by world renowned mountaineers, adventurers and expedition leaders, and art and photography exhibitions.

Shetland Wool Week

Shetland's textile industry celebrates the sheep that catapulted it to fame masterclasses, workshops and events led by professionals from the textile and design industry, along with a makers market and exhibitions.

Race for Life

Walk, run, jog or dance 5 or 10k to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The 5k event is suitable for all levels of ability and Race For Life provide you with a training plan and sponsorship pack to get you started.

BearScotFest

Those cuddly fellas at the Bear Scots once again welcome 'bears, cubs, chasers, otters and admirers' for a weekend of furry fun at the largest bear event in Britain. The festival includes multiple parties and club nights, brunches, a pool party and the crowning of Mr BearScot.

Virgin Money London Marathon

Runners from across the globe compete in one of the most popular athletic challenges in the world: 26.2 miles of pain and exhilaration through the streets of London. The event attracts a large elite field as part of the World Marathon Majors as well as plenty of runners raising money for charity, chasing PB's and trying…

Powderham Food Festival

Autumnal foodie event that celebrates the South West’s finest food and drink producers. Featuring over 150 producers, there are also demonstrations from a line-up of the region’s best culinary talents.

Discovery Film Festival

Scotland's international film festival for young audiences combines the best youth cinema from around the world with a series of creative workshops and events.

Scotland's Boat Show

The boat show is the biggest yet, with everything from dinghies to luxury yachts for sale. There are also trade exhibitors, a car show, continental market, live music and much more.

ABBA A-Rival

Scottish tribute to the Swedish popsters.

Anathema

Doom/death metal veterans from Liverpool who have toured with the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Paradise Lost over the years.