Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Shaun Escoffery

Gospel-tinged power shrouded in soulful subtlety.

Sam Brookes

Soulful Wiltshire-born singer-songwriter who trained as a gilder – so whatever he touches could, potentially, turn to gold.

Slava's Snowshow

A cast of clowns use water, cobwebs, bubbles and dry ice to create a world of wonder in which a bed becomes a boat, a web of cotton envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a blinding snowstorm.

Moving Pictures

Rush tribute band, staying faithful to the band's sound with more prog rock than you can shake a stick at.

The Saltire Festival

A festival of music, culture and heritage. East Lothian is the birthplace of the Scottish Flag and The Saltire Festival celebrates this fact alongside St Andrew's Day.

Christmas Market

Get your fill of festive wooden toys, meaty sausages and hot drinks at twinkly festive market stalls across the city.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Blanck Mass

Beautiful, complex organic sounds from this solo project from Benjamin John Power (Fuck Buttons).

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers mix up their usual psychedelic blend of electro, house and rock with slightly less potency these days.

Duran Duran

English new wave band who led the MTV-driven second British invasion of America in the 1980s.

The Shoe Cake Comedy Club: Stand Up & Improv Show

Evening of stand-up and improvised comedy.

Saint Raymond

Young English singer-songwriter.

Splendour Festival

A cavalcade of live music featuring Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Stranglers and Marc Almond.

Kvelertak

Hardcore, metal and punk juggernaut from Norway.

Beat the Frog

Amateur acts test out their skills.

Aynsley Lister Band

The Leicester-born guitarist and his band performs a lively mixture of contemporary blues and rock.

London Community Gospel Choir

Known for their gospel flair, soulful arrangements and invigorating choreography, the choir lend their impressive collective voice to soul, swing and blues as well as classic gospel songs.

The Slow Show

Alternative Americana/folk/rock band from Manchester.

Light Up A Life

Come together to remember and pay tribute to those that have been loved and lost.

Albert Lee & His Band

Rock'n'roll guitarist Albert Lee performs with his band.

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

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Witty jokes and pop culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.

Suzi Quatro

American singer-songwriter and bass guitarist known for her 1970s singles 'Can the Can' and 'Devil Gate Drive'.

Carnaby Street

The musical story of the 60s, packed with classic hits including 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Do Wah Diddy', 'Tired of Waiting For You', 'You Really Got Me', 'Keep on Running', 'Sweets for my Sweet' and more.

Katie Melua

Emotional pop and acoustica from the Georgia-born singer-songwriter, who is accompanied for this one-off tour by the 24-piece Gori Women's Choir, who are masters of the ancient Georgian tradition of polyphonic singing.

Will Young

The terribly nice young Pop Idol graduate who has been one of the few to almost entirely shake the shackles of reality TV to emerge a solid popster in his own right.

Mum2Mum Market

This pop up baby and children's market features stalls manned by mums selling to other mums. Buy and sell children's clothes and maternity wear, equipment, toys and prams. Sellers must book a stall in advance.

Eric Clapton

Grizzly guitar god plays those tax exile blues.

Dizraeli

The Bristol-born rapper and poet performs a lively and eclectic fusion of hip hop and folk.

Status Quo

Cheery veterans of classic rock.

Muddy Dog Challenge

Join the UK's first obstacle course where humans and hounds can compete side by side. Crawl under nets, jump over tyres and squish through the mud to help raise funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Black Stone Cherry

Southern fried rock meets timeless metal in this Kentucky band's set.

Randy Newman

Wonderful observational singer/songwriter famous for his sardonic wit and film soundtracks.

Il Divo

The cosmopolitan pop and classical crossover group performs a selection of songs from West end and Broadway musicals.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

MagicFest presents a virtual programme of close-up conundrums, mind-boggling illusions, comic cabaret and other feats of the impossible. The festival features workshops as well as shows.

Marillion

The 80s prog rockers, now fronted by Steve Hogarth.

Richard Ashcroft

Ex-Verve frontman touring in support of new album Natural Rebel

Road Trip

British / Irish boyband.

Mark Sharp & the Bicycle Thieves

Whitburn five-piece that takes inspiration from Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club and Stereophonics.

Tinie

UK rapper adding grime and dubstep to the mix.

Lammermuir Festival

The Lammermuir Festival presents great music in the picturesque surroundings of East Lothian, employing unusual locations (remote churches, the National Museum of Flight) to provide a backdrop for top-class chamber music performances.

Trivium

New metal overlords.

Camden Rocks

All-night alt.rock bonanza.

Friday Night Comedy

A host of stand-ups take to the stage.

Health

Indie math rock sounds from LA.

Tenacious G: Tenacious D Tribute

Tribute to Tenacious D.

Magnificent Buble

Michael Bublé theatre tribute show fronted by James Billington with a 12-piece big band.

Chagstock Festival

Outdoor music festival on the edge of Devon's Dartmoor with camping, beer tents, kids' entertainment and more.

The Three Amigos

Leicester-based pop and rock band.

Courtney Act

Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality.

Edwina Hayes

Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has played everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall