Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Linkwood

Elusive DJ/producer steps out from the shadows with his organic house sounds.

Mark E

Bringing the heat in the form of golden era New York house, jazz funk, techno, deep house and boogie.

Rendez Vous

Mixing up a fresh house selection.

Souloco

Deep techy house and underground electronica.

Sounds of Soul

Soul, house, real disco, funk and boogie selections.

XY

Adrenaline fuelled house, electro, garage and techno night.

Dancing Queen

Singers and dancers taking you back to the 70s with this flamboyant Abba tribute.

Emma Pollock

The singer-songwriter performs tracks from her solo and Delgados days.

Samedia Shebeen

Tropical beats, jazz, funk and world music.

An Evening with Richard Coles

An evening with former Communard and now Reverend Richard Coles.

The Nick Cope Show

The lead singer of The Candyskins performs songs for children and families.

Christmas Barrel Of Laughs

Festive comedy evening with cabaret style seating.

Stephen Fearing

Singer/guitarist plays stirring folk music.

Otherkin

Dublin collective that play energetic grunge-pop.

Warsaw Village Band

The band performs traditional Polish folk tunes.

Red Hot Highland Fling

Annual Hogmanay concert in Inverness with fireworks and a big 'Auld Lang Syne' singalong.

Dick Whittington

  • Written by: Bob Heather

Dick and his cat take on the rat population of London.

Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs

Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs return with their rhythm'n'blues party grooves.

David Sinclair Four

Formerly a trio but now a foursome since the addition of lead guitarist Geoff Peel the band is led by singer-songwriter, guitarist and journalist David Sinclair.

Beverley Skeete

Classic blues, soul and pop singer who was a pivotal member of ex-Rolling Stones’ bassist Bill Wyman’s project Rhythm Kings as well as performing with Elton John, Dusty Springfield and Johnny Cash to name a few.

The Coalminers

New Orleans funk and soul from the six-piece combo.

Emilia Martensson

London-based Swedish jazz and folk singer-songwriter.

Vimala Rowe

A return to the golden years of bebop, swing and R&B grooves, with the singer-songwriter and her band.

British GT And BRDC F4 Championships

Future stars in motorsport take part in the British GT Championships.

British Truck Racing Championship

Trucks power round the circuit in a fight for glory.

Vintage Sports Car Festival

Organised by the Vintage Sports Car Club, the day includes car races from the pioneering age of motorsports. There's Edwardian-era cars, alongside inter-war and post-war models, plus racing throughout the day.

Wiley

The 'godfather of grime', who unleashed Roll Deep and Dizzee Rascal on the world.

Hepworth Band

The Hepworth Band can trace its history back to around 1882 and has made regular appearances in the National Brass Band Championships since then.

Ags Connolly

Trad country singer who describes his genre as 'Ameripolitan' and whose influences range from Johnny Cash to Loudon Wainwright III.

Donington Historic Festival

Three-day event celebrating racing activities, with activities including stunt driving, drift driving and performance passenger rides.

Download Festival

Heavy metal and hard rock extravaganza. 2018's line-up includes headliners Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne.

RSNO: Viennese Gala

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrate the new year with a glittering programme of beloved classics from the famed city, from sweeping waltzes to playful polkas. Featuring works by Strauss, Bizet, Rossini, Massenet, Glinka, Mascagni and more, including the iconic William Tell Overture and The Blue Danube Waltz.

Comedy All Stars

Regular comedy lineup of allstars from across the country.

Wee Dub Festival

Festival dedicated to dub and reggae music, offering a diverse and enjoyable weekend of gigs, clubs, workshops and food.

Sabaton

Swedish battle-metal bruisers.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Blues rock group from Florida.

Videoke

Club night that brings to life classic pop videos with projections, dancers and cabaret.

Amicus Orchestra

Amicus Orchestra was founded in 2008 by members of Camerata Scotland, and is a chamber orchestra keen to explore new formats and to commission new work.

Adam Brown

London-based guitarist in recital.

Definition

Dancefloor friendly underground house, electro, minimal and techno cuts on four dex, FX and laptops from residents Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody (Audiablo Trax).

Laughing Chili Comedy Club

Stand-up comedy evening featuring a mixed roster of comedians.

Chiaroscuro Quartet

Multi-national quartet founded in 2005, consisting of Alina Ibragimova (violin), Pablo Hernán Benedí (violin), Emilie Hörnlund (viola) and Claire Thirion (cello).

London Klezmer Quartet

Formed in 2009, this group celebrate the Jewish music of Eastern Europe.

Sean Shibe

Young Edinburgh-born guitarist who's been acclaimed for both his technique and his maturity.

Light Bulb: Alternative Comedy Showcase

Comedy show featuring stand-up, character comedy, sketches and improv.

Gareth Gates

The runner-up of Pop Idol's first series returns to the stage.

Autosport International

Annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula 1.

Joke Thieves

In this show of two halves, comedians perform their own sets and then attempt to mimic each others.

Lloyd Griffith: Voice of an Angel

  • 3 stars

Songs and self-depreciating gags.