Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Glasgow Science Festival: Glasgow's Making Waves
A packed programme of workshops, shows, films, discussion, exhibitions and art collaborations allows budding scientists to sit back and learn something new or don safety goggles and take part in an experiment.
Black metal band from Norway who prefer the label 'Viking metal'.
Baby and Children's Market
Market with like new and new baby and children's items on offer.
An homage to Luther Vandross from Fil Straughan.
Metalcore with a hint of Eurotrance from this York quintet.
The Snail and the Whale
A new piece of theatre created in Tall Stories' charming storytelling style with live music and plenty of laughs. Ages 4+.
Paula O'Brien: A Phone Call From Heaven
Rising star in the psychic world (wonder if she saw it in a vision) tours Scotland letting others speak to those in heaven.
All the Young Nudes
A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.
Indie-pop and folk with Celtic overtones by Mike Scott and his band of raggle taggle musicians.
London indie four piece.
Ska-tinged pop classic after classic on the Nutty Boys' latest tour.
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Ambient post-rock soundtracks from Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie.
Braemar Creative Arts Festival
Arts festival featuring a plethora of workshops and classes in music, dance, drama, visual arts, crafts and cooking.
Perthshire Amber Festival
A traditional music festival taking place across autumnal Perthshire. Expect big names at the afternoon and evening concerts, plus plenty of other activities including the Decorated Wheelbarrow Parade and Amber Autumn Picnic.
Havana Glasgow Film Festival
A celebration of the culture of Glasgow and Havana with a programme of film, dance, music, social events and discussions across Glasgow.
Indie rock singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado, best known for his hits with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
Atmospheric Toronto electronica band.
Scotland's ska juggernauts raise the roof.
Legendary English pop balladeer.
American musician, singer and songwriter whose high-energy boogie-blues sound was a staple of 1980s rock radio.
The multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter from New Haven, Connecticut, performs soft-rock and pop.
Upbeat electro pop with atmospheric synths from Edinburgh four-piece LaKyoto (formerly known as SHVLLOWS).
The Great British Dog Walk
Take the doggy for walkies with this national campaign, taking place at National Trust properties across the UK.
Black Cat Cabaret
Modern cabaret featuring acrobats, street performers and musicians.
Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Film festival devoted to screening short film from Edinburgh, Scotland and around the world. The ESFF evolved from the Leith Short Film Festival in 2011 and has hosted visiting film-makers from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and all over the UK.
Pianist known as a peerless interpreter of the piano works of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven.
Manchester-based seven-piece groove merchants.
Hard-edged contemporary rock from this Blackpool-based trio.
Italian pianist and film score composer playing new age and neoclassical music.
Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival
Since moving beyond the equinox to the cusp of winter and focusing on themes such as Second Sight, the Supernatural, Blood, Belief and Pilgrimage this festival at An Lanntair has attracted major names. Fed and nourished by its location in the Gaelic heartland it has also diversified featuring silent and archive film with…
A Halloween festival that merges cultures from Scotland and across Europe in a programme of street theatre, dance, art, theatre and music.
London Cocktail Week
London Cocktail Week takes place throughout the whole month of October for 2020, so you've got more time to sample signature tipples across the capital's thriving mixology scene. Alongside their usual £6 deal on signature cocktails at selected bars, there will also be pop-ups, workshops and more.
Paisley Halloween Festival
Halloween comes back to Paisley for this annual festival of the macabre. Voted 'Best Cultural Event' in the West at Visit Scotland's Scottish Thistle Awards, the programme for 2020 includes street theatre performances, live entertainment and a Mardi Gras parade.
Twee acoustica from this YouTube star.
Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan are back for another tour. Catch the pop sensations live.
Tim Minchin: Back
The beautiful and hilarious piano man of comedy returns to make us all fall back in love with him and his wonky, pretty/dirty perspective on the world.
Sarah Jane Morris
The Communards singer performs material from throughout her career with the help of a full backing band.
Down-to-earth young singer-songwriter from Glasgow.
John Robertson: The Dark Room
An interactive video game courtesy of the cult stand-up.
Toronto noise merchants.
The white soul boy who was a key player in the Stock, Aitken & Waterman stable in the late 80s and is now enjoying a comeback.
London Restaurant Festival
Foodie events taking place all across London's restaurants, featuring some of the city's top chefs. The 2020 edition features both ‘At-Home’ online events and socially distanced ‘In-Restaurant’ experiences.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
This unique event draws crowds and performers from all over the world, with massed pipes and drums, military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.
Reformed Scottish rockers, who gave it some old school muscle in the early 90s.
Traditional ceilidh band of Andrew Elders (piano), Colin Wilson (bass and bodhran), Emma Donald (fiddle) and Tricia Wilson (dance caller and vocals).
Winner of Best Breakthrough DJ at the DJ magazine awards, Hannah Wants has been proving her mettle since, honing her techno, house, bass and garage sounds.
Indie rock from the Caithness-based band.
Classic rock with a twist of punk from Cambridge five-piece.
Voulez Vous: ABBA Tribute
We can thank this long-running ABBA tribute band for the music, after a dazzling live performance.
A spectacular five-day music festival featuring Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Lionel Richie and more in 2020.