Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
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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.
The drum & bass DJ and co-founder of Ram Records mans the decks for a mammoth set of broken beats, jungle and heavy, heavy bass.
The Zoots perform the sounds of the 60s and 70s.
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.
The distinguished pianist and teacher has made numerous recordings, including the complete works for piano of Erik Chisholm. McLachlan celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday in this live stream concert.
Four-piece electropunk band from the Netherlands.
After the successful launch of Playground Festival in 2019, the three-day music event returns to Glasgow's southside for year two with Underworld and Nightmares on Wax confirmed as the first acts.
The Black Charade
Tribute to My Chemical Romance.
Suzuki Presents At The Drive-in
Suzuki presents a series of drive-in screenings of 80s classics and blockbusters films followed by live entertainment.
The Electric Swing Circus
Speakeasy-style swing with electrobeats.
A massive celebration of the culture of traditional music and Gaelic in the Highlands of Scotland.
Manford's Comedy Club
Jason Manford's comedy clubs, which can be found all across the country, were devised by the stand-up himself after realising that, for some reason, comedy was further down on the 'to do' list for a night out then ten-pin bowling. Aimed at showcasing truly good comedian who are working the circuit, it's all about…
Book Week Scotland
A 'national book festival' for Scotland courtesy of Creative Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust and many other collaborators across the country. A packed programme of star-studded author events, kids' activities and the distribution of free books all combine to form a week-long national celebration of reading.
EFG London Jazz Festival
London's biggest jazz music festival takes place in various venues around the city.
Oban Winter Festival
The coastal town gets frosty with a series of activities, films and light shows to celebrate the fluffy white season that carries the year to a close. There's even a chance Santa might stop by, when he gets a break from all that present preparation.
Scots Fiddle Festival
An exciting, fiddle-fuelled weekend with concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, stalls, sessions, festival clubs, and ceilidhs.
British guitar rock hero, ranked fifth in the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time' list by Rolling Stone.
Bay Area metal stalwarts that helped usher in a new wave of thrash on classic album Burn My Eyes (1991) but expanded their sound on scope on 2006's The Blackening.
Hard rock and metal fest. The 2016 lineup features The Dead Daisies, Tyketto, Martin Turner, Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts, Phil Campbell's All Starr Band, Tax the Heat, The Armorettes, INglorious and more.
The polite ex-squaddie troubadour returns with a new album The Afterlove.
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
Highly-praised Manchester trumpeter, composer and head of Gondwana records playing modern jazz and funk.
English punk and folk singer-songwriter who began his career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, then embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career.
Huntly Hairst Food and Farming Festival
A community festival featuring a wide variety of things to see and to do which are all connected to the culture and life of Huntly's farming community. Local musicians provide the backdrop to a series of literature and foodie events. Among competitions for cooking and baking the hotly contested World Stovies Championships…
Scottish Music Awards
An evening honouring Scottish musicians and raising funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
Blur's Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett created this beloved British virtual band which released its self-titled debut in 2001. The band primarily consists of four animated members: Stuart '2-D' Pot, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
Two-yearly festival of contemporary art commissioned from artists around the globe and including exhibitions in traditional gallery spaces, plus unique site-specific installations and live performance art. The 2021 festival will include a director’s programme of larger-scale commissions and exhibitions, as well as Across…
The Twilight Sad
Melancholic soaring sounds from indie rock band Twilight Sad.
The Wee G
Virtual trad music festival streamed live from the banks of Loch Goil.
Sharp-suited electro pop duo from Manchester who have their own opera singer mascot.
The five-piece from Motherwell, Glasgow, performs eclectic hip hop, noise pop and rock.
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.
Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s
Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet trades in his bass for the turntables to spin classic hits from the 1980s.
Drambusters Whisky Festival
A festival celebrating the water of life. Meet the makers and celebrities of the whisky world and have a wee dram of a range of malts and other spirits.
Vampires Rock: The Ghost Train
Steve Steinman's musical mixes comedy with rock music and, naturally, the undead.
Slop pop music from the New York duo.
Rhythm'n'blues veterans from the 70s, whose unhinged sound inspired the early punk acts, but who now have the dubious honour of no longer featuring any original members.
Jim Jones & the Righteous Mind
Rock noise from the five-piece.
Female reverb-heavy garage-punk trio.
The BBQ, grilling and music fest has been running for nearly a decade in New York, so it's high time the meat-focused event traversed the ocean.