Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival is the largest rural Jazz & Blues festival in Scotland and is firmly established on the UK festival map.
Retro indie rock.
The singer performs John Denver covers including 'Annie's Song', 'Take Me Home Country Roads' and 'Leaving on a Jet Plane'.
Sassy vocalist and Parky favourite Teal casts her spell.
Alt-pop from the Glasgow-based trio.
Watch on as rowers participate in Scotland's biggest open water rowing race, participate in arts and crafts activities, and much more.
Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5
Things get weird with Colonel Mustard's live show. Group hugs, crowd high fiving, singalongs and yoga are just a few of things you can expect from this raucous Glasgow act.
Annual festival celebrating – and exclusively devoted to – contemporary dance. The programme draws high-quality companies to the north-east of Scotland, emphasising new choreography and opportunities for participation.
Ernest commercial rock by the band from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, founded by singer-songwriter Chris Daughtry who found fame on American Idol.
A tribute to Dire Straits.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Each year, thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for each and every taste. From big names to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, children's shows, music…
The Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Set up after the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh during the 2005 G20 meeting, the festival aims to raise the profile of international justice and development issues with a series of talks and events.
The Enchanted Forest
A stunning sound and light show that transforms Faskally Wood using dazzling visuals and innovative design set against an original music score.
English Chamber Orchestra
The ECO is one of the world's leading chamber orchestras, working with guest conductors such as Colin Davis, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim and Raymond Leppard.
Findhorn Bay Festival
A spectacular six-day celebration of arts and culture taking place at the heart of Moray and showcasing artists of national and international renown.
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet consists of Lucy Russell (violin), Marcus Barcham Stevens (violin), Alan George (viola) and Sally Pendlebury (cello) and has been going since 1968.
Alias of Glasgow techno talent Fraser Stuart.
Glasgow Jazz Festival
The Glasgow Jazz Festival has hosted some of the biggest names in jazz, blues, soul, funk, R&B and world music across the years, from Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones and Pat Metheny to Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, Pee Wee Ellis and Tito Puente. With major concerts, a late-night jazz club, film screenings and…
Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (the Iron Pirate)
Award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines.
Haddo Arts Festival
A festival of music, theatre, visual arts and workshops in the beautiful surroundings of Haddo House, a magnificent 18th century stately home with a Victorian interior. The festival moves online for 2020 with eight performances presented as YouTube premieres. The festival closes with the digital performance of ‘Fables and…
Experimental folk band whose music is inspired by runic inscriptions and texts from the Bronze, Iron and Viking ages.
The bogbrush-haired synth pop whizz continues to benefit from 80s nostalgia.
Jaggers Comedy Club
A hilarious lineup of comedians each time.
James Yorkston's Tae Sup Wi' a Fifer
Fife's folkster James Yorkston curates a programme of nights.
The country singer-songwriter heads out on tour. His latest album Graffiti U was released in 2018.
Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival
Annual jazz festival held on the stunning isle of Islay.
Laugh Out London
An impressive line-up of acts take to the stage for regular evenings of laughter.
Liverpool String Quartet
Liverpool-based quartet which has toured several times since forming in 2011.
A community arts festival, with poetry, music and art at the forefront. Events include the Penicuik Turner Prize Exhibition and craft sessions for all ages, with enough music and storytelling to keep the grumpiest of young visitors happy. The 2020 edition of the festival includes a mix of online and in-person events…
Pete Firman: Marvels
Comedy magic from The Next Great Magician star.
Peter Bruntnell Trio
New Zealand-born rock and Americana singer-songwriter.
A tribute to Pink Floyd.
Pony: Old Skool R'n'B, Hip-hop and Dancehall
R'n'b, hip-hop and dancehall club night.
Portobello Book Festival
A chirpy wee seaside lit fest, run by volunteers and based at Portobello Library. The 2020 event heads online with a variety of authors and events.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Annual floral spectacular with a variety of displays.
Startlingly funny Delaney, who began to take off thanks to his Twitter account, which got him voted 'Funniest Person on Twitter' by Comedy Central. That worked out fairly well for him, as he's been all over America telling funnies, has recorded a stand-up DVD Live at the Bowery Ballroom and published a book, Rob Delaney…
Gravel-voiced Rod returns for more onstage shenanigans lapped up by a partying crowd. There's always 'Maggie May' to look forward to. This time round he is promoting his latest studio album Blood Red Roses.
Royal National Mòd
The Royal National Mòd is Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival and is famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage.
Samhuinn Fire Festival
Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. The change of seasons is brought to life through wild drumming, fire-dancing, acrobatics, and vibrant costumes.
Scottish Tree Festival
The annual festival organised by Discover Scottish Gardens which celebrates Scotland's woodland goes online in 2020 with over 40 live and virtual events.
The Sex Pistols Experience
Sex Pistols tribute outfit (if you hadn't guessed).
Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival
Visiting and local acts join together in a Shetland knees-up to warm up the October evenings with fine trad music.
Scottish hip hop outfit.
The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.
Tidelines Book Festival
West coast-based book festival with a great little line-up of events for kids and adults alike. The festival heads online for 2020 with a series of four sessions around the themes of poetry, history, fiction and crime. All events will be launched on the festival’s YouTube channel at 7pm each evening.
New York-based ska outfit.
True North Music Festival
Billing itself as 'Aberdeen's festival of music and song', this weekend of performances features some of the cream of UK songwriting. The 2020 virtual edition includes an exclusive series of digital sets, photography exhibitions and family events.
Soul, indie and rock from the Manchester-based trio.
Pianists David Barton and Al Kilvo take to the stage to perform some of the biggest rock'n'roll songs from the 1950s era, covering hits from the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.
Uli Jon Roth
Veteran German heavy metal guitarist.