Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Scottish Rhododendron Festival
This annual spring celebration gives you the chance to visit popular locations across Scotland and see beautiful rhododendrons in bloom.
Take Me Somewhere
The spirit of The Arches lives on in this festival of contemporary international performance.
The University of Aberdeen May Festival
Aberdeen University's May Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the Granite City. The programme features a diverse range of cultural activities, including music, film, literature and food-related events for the whole family.
Internationally renowned writers come together for a 10-day event to share ideas, and enjoy stories, music, film and more with the arts loving public.
Indie-punk three-piece from Brighton.
Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Music Festival
Aberdeen's oldest and original music, drama and dance festival. Running since 1909, this summer festival features competitions in storytelling, Scots verse, mime, classical music performance and choral singing.
Chorlton Irish Club Comedy Club
Comedy night featuring local and national funny folks.
Edinburgh-based Antifolk movement singer and star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles.
All the fun of the roller disco, with a bar and snacks on hand.
With top producers allowing you to try before you buy, as well as gin talks, cocktails, food stalls and handmade fashions and crafts on sale, the Juniper Festival celebrates all things related to gin.
The Fisherfolk Festival
A celebration of the history and heritage of the Ross-shire Seaboard villages. Events include a special dinner on the Friday plus a street party, ceilidhs, music, food, art, workshops and more.
Mercedes Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Mountain bike action from the planet's top riders and, off the tracks, the World Cup Village offering all the latest mountain bike goodies, demos and entertainment.
National Gardens Scheme Open Day
Enjoy beautiful gardens while supporting the National Garden Scheme charity, with light refreshments on offer.
Dutch singer putting a modern pop spin on post-war jazz styles. Her live performances are a notable source of her profile. She came to fame with a single Back it Up in 2009 and then A Night like This. She followed with an album entitled Deleted scenes from the Cutting Room Floor. Her full name is Caroline van der Leeuw
The Chords UK
Mod music by the London-based band.
Always Be Comedy
A hand-picked selection of up-and-comers, established folks and mystery guests get together for laughs, games and pure fun.
The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'You, Up Close and Personal' tour on the road.
Troubadour Drive In Comedy Club
The Drive In Comedy Club is a new way for you to take time out and have a laugh with the UK’s top comedians in the UK from the comfort of your own car. We’ll have live comedians on stage alongside our giant screen, with sound transmitted directly to your radio.
South London collective who mix quaking dubstep soundtracks with soul vocals.
Anstruther Harbour Festival
Family-friendly food festival based in Anstruther and featuring local food and producers, as well as children's activities, tastings and demonstrations.
Arran Folk Festival
The island known for being Scotland in miniature presents a weekend of folk, with sessions, concerts and ceilidhs centred in Brodick. The 2020 edition marks the festival's 26th year.
Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink
A food and drink festival celebrating local eating and drinking. Dedicated to promoting quality, well-sourced food, there are tastings, pop-up restaurants, producers and traders to meet, organic food stalls and demonstrations.
Crail Food Festival
A weekend of food and drink events in the coastal village of Crail, with plenty of sampling as well as food demonstrations and talks from independent producers across Fife. There will also be music events, children's activities and markets both indoor and outdoor.
London Fashion Week
Britain's biggest biannual showcase of British and international fashion welcomes visitors to the Strand for four days of catwalk shows, pop-ups, designer shopping, hair-styling and pampering, and educational panels from leading industry experts.
Scotland's International Ceramics Festival features over 100 ceramic artists selling their work. The three-day long creative event also offers various workshops, demonstrations and classes for everyone.
TMSA Keith Festival
Traditional music, song, poetry and dance in Keith across a platform of competitions as well as spectator events, culminating in a traditional farewell concert and ceilidh.
Drawing upon acoustic roots and country music, this talented duo sing songs of love, joy, loneliness and longing.
Code Club UK is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for young people aged 9-13.
Anton and Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies
The ballroom pair perform choreography from silver screen classics.
Irish alt-folk troubadour.
Award-winning Orcadian multi-instrumentalist and producer.
Living Music With Nadia Sirota: Pirate Radio Edition
Podcast and concert series, hosted by Peabody Award-winner Nadia Sirota, that focuses on demystifying classical music. Streamed on Facebook Live every Tuesday night.
Tony Award winning English tenor, Alfie Boe brings his hits to the stage. The highly acclaimed singer performs classical crossover works such as opera arias, show tunes and light music.
The Blow Monkeys
Once aspiring 80s pop sophisticates who hit big with Digging Your Scene, now moving in a rootsier direction.
Cage the Elephant
Yelpy UK/US punk-funk and angular rock'n'roll.
Hotter than Hell
Kiss tribute act whose members hail from across Europe.
The lairy indie combo have headlined T in the Park and Glastonbury with their tried-and-tested piledriving electro-rock anthems.
Aussie surfer rockers tipped by MTV and the BBC Sound of 2015.
Brooklyn rapper on the alternative hip-hop scale who has collaborated with the likes of Mos Def and Madlib.
Shovels & Rope
The duo, also known as Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst from South Carolina, performs minimalist country-rock with bluegrass, punk and gospel influences.
Upstairs at the Adam and Eve
Each month a whole bunch of ace stand-ups show off their capabilities in a blend of tried and tested material and new stuff.
The Glasgow Real Ale Festival
Real ale festival, organised by the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of CAMRA, and featuring more than 150 local and international ales, ciders and beers.
Manchester indie rock sounds from Jordan Allen.
Horsecross Youth Arts Festival
A festival by children and young people, for children and young people featuring performances and showcases by Horsecross Arts.
Killin Music Festival
An electric three-day festival of music featuring live bands and artists, as well as fringe events throughout the village over the weekend.
The vibrant community of Leith shows off its abundant festival skills with a fun-packed programme of events including exhibitions, concerts, walks, talks and films. Have a special look out for the Festival Gala Day and the Leith Festival Tattoo.
Midsummer Music Festival
The annual Midsummer Music Festival at the Scottish Crannog Centre which evocatively features Scottish music around a log fire is warmly welcomed back for 2020.
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.
Improvisational comedy from two teams who are battling it out for laughs by creating sketches, songs and all kinds of scenes from audience suggestions.