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.

Catholic Action

Retro indie rock.

Chris Bannister

The singer performs John Denver covers including 'Annie's Song', 'Take Me Home Country Roads' and 'Leaving on a Jet Plane'.

Clare Teal

Sassy vocalist and Parky favourite Teal casts her spell.

Cloth

Alt-pop from the Glasgow-based trio.

Clydebuilt Festival

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.

DanceLive

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.

Daughtry

Ernest commercial rock by the band from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, founded by singer-songwriter Chris Daughtry who found fame on American Idol.

Dire Streets

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.

Frazi.er

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…

Heilung

Experimental folk band whose music is inspired by runic inscriptions and texts from the Bronze, Iron and Viking ages.

Howard Jones

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.

Keith Urban

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.

Penfest

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.

Pink Floydian

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.

Rob Delaney

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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…

Rod Stewart

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.

Stanley Odd

Scottish hip hop outfit.

Take That

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.

The Toasters

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.

Twisted Wheel

Soul, indie and rock from the Manchester-based trio.

Two Pianos

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.