Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
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.
Scottish Alternative Music Awards
A celebration of underground Scottish music, with seven unique music awards and live music performances.
Poperatic man band.
Lo-fi, alt pop outfit from Birmingham.
Check venue for exact opening and race times.
Ullapool Guitar Festival
One for all lovers and players of the six-string with a combination of workshops, concerts, late night sessions and a trade fair with several top manufacturers of bespoke guitars. Artists booked so far for 2020 include Remi Harris Duo, Richard Smith and Innes Watson and the Guitar Colloquium.
Lancaster Comedy Club
Bringing the cream of the comedy crop, including, occasionally, guests from Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week.
Laughing Cows Comedy
All-female stand-up show.
Alt rock quartet from Bedford.
The former Black Uhuru man showcases his solo reggae sounds.
Too Many Zooz
Brass house from NYC.
Disney on Ice
A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.
Watch a brand new Shakespeare play come to life based on audience suggestions.
Orchestra of the Swan
- Directed by: Kenneth Woods (cond)
- Written by: Hans Gal
Orchestra of the Swan is a Stratford-based chamber orchestra which has collaborated with soloists and conductors such as Tamsin Little, Kenneth Woods, Benjamin Grosvenor and Tamsin Waley-Cohen, and besides presenting recordings of the classical repertoire is also a major champion of new music.
Barrel of Laughs
Stand-up from three comedians on the national and international circuit.
Non-stop anthems and old school classics from DJ George Bowie.
Thursday Night Live
Comedy night with five comics for a tenner.
Carrying Stream Festival
Annual celebration of the life and work of Hamish Henderson, the founding father of the Scottish folk revival. His legacy is celebrated with a range of events including storytelling, gigs, traditional music and poetry.
The original triphop and progressive house stalwarts are back – half of them anyway. Neil Barnes is still rocking away behind the decks following the departure of Paul Daley. Playing debut album Leftism in full.
Baby & Toddler Show
Huge event dedicated to pregnancy, birth, baby and beyond.
Disco, soul and jazz covers band.
The Spanish-born singer-songwriter and guitarist plays traditional tunes alongside contemporary songs.
Inspired and hosted by BBC broadcaster Chris Evans, both CarFest North and CarFest South will boast some of the most desirable and valuable cars ever made.
Six weeks of winter wonderland, with Edinburgh transformed by a fairground, a host of colourful lights and the fabled European Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein).
Joan As Police Woman
American musician, singer-songwriter and producer who began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and also played with Black Beetle, Antony and the Johnsons and more.
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
Richard Herring takes his podcast on tour with a host of different comedians and public figures each time.
Former Beady Eye front man and the other brother from Oasis.
Tech, trance and techno DJ.
Comedy Store Players
A regular night, often featuring some legendary faces of the improv scene including Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence and Lee Simpson.
Courage My Love
Canadian pop punk and alt.rock trio.
Rock, blues and soul.
NEoN Digital Arts Festival
Scotland's only international digital arts festival, which features moving image, performance, music and technology-driven arts across Dundee.
The Rhythm Kings
The Rhythm Kings, featuring Beverley Skeete, perform foot-stomping R&B and soul.
Glasgow Festival of Burlesque
A festival celebrating the very best in the art of cabaret, with workshops and performances throughout the programme.
Relive the hottest hits of the 80s in orchestral form, featuring the likes of Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle, Go West, Carol Decker (T'Pau) and John Parr together with Opera North's 60-piece orchestra
R.A The Rugged Man
The influential and controversial New York rap and hip hop artist performs tonight.
Young Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter.
After being seen by more than 200 millions viewers on Britain's Got Talent, Oakes' modern take on magic and illusion has seen him travel the world performing.
Of Britrockers InMe, but dropping the jagged rock for a bit of acoustic these days.
Orchestra group re-imagining the work of some of the best names in the music industry.
Dead by Dawn
The Filmhouse's horror fest hosts a selection of premieres, classics, short films and special guests.
Ambient electronica for the masses.
Irish singer-songwriter who first became known in the 1990s as one-half of the UK-Irish trip hop duo Moloko with her partner Mark Brydon.