Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Gospel-tinged power shrouded in soulful subtlety.
Soulful Wiltshire-born singer-songwriter who trained as a gilder – so whatever he touches could, potentially, turn to gold.
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.
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.
Get your fill of festive wooden toys, meaty sausages and hot drinks at twinkly festive market stalls across the city.
The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.
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.
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.
Young English singer-songwriter.
A cavalcade of live music featuring Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Stranglers and Marc Almond.
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
Witty jokes and pop culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.
American singer-songwriter and bass guitarist known for her 1970s singles 'Can the Can' and 'Devil Gate Drive'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grizzly guitar god plays those tax exile blues.
The Bristol-born rapper and poet performs a lively and eclectic fusion of hip hop and folk.
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.
Wonderful observational singer/songwriter famous for his sardonic wit and film soundtracks.
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.
The 80s prog rockers, now fronted by Steve Hogarth.
Ex-Verve frontman touring in support of new album Natural Rebel
British / Irish boyband.
Mark Sharp & the Bicycle Thieves
Whitburn five-piece that takes inspiration from Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club and Stereophonics.
UK rapper adding grime and dubstep to the mix.
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.
New metal overlords.
All-night alt.rock bonanza.
Friday Night Comedy
A host of stand-ups take to the stage.
Indie math rock sounds from LA.
Tenacious G: Tenacious D Tribute
Tribute to Tenacious D.
Michael Bublé theatre tribute show fronted by James Billington with a 12-piece big band.
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.
Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality.
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