Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Jerry Sadowitz

Angry brilliance, with magic and stand-up, from the hurricane of Sadowitz. Adults only, and hard-to-offend ones at that.

Hackney Comedy Experience

East London comedy club featuring the biggest alt-comics currently working the circuit.

October Drift

October Drift take influence from My Bloody Valentine, The National and Smashing Pumpkins when crafting their melodic, fuzzy soundscapes.

Salsa Class for Beginners

Salsa class for beginners.

Graham Gouldman

10cc man jointly responsible for hit 'I'm Not in Love', as well as songs that became hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits, tours his new solo material and impressive back catalogue.

The Legends of American Country Show

Concert celebrating American country music with tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don William, Patsy Cline, Kenny Rogers and more.

Pixies

Hugely influential indie rock ensemble.

Harry Styles

Pop-rock from the One Direction superstar.

Thy Art Is Murder

Australian deathcore unit.

Fokus: Films from Germany

A Scotland-wide event showcasing innovative, inspiring and challenging films from Germany.

French Film Festival UK

The UK-wide festival dedicated to Francophone cinema, with a programme that features guest film-makers and actors in meet-the-public sessions, UK premieres, retrospectives, a learning programme for pupils and their teachers, documentaries, animation, shorts and special events.

Soul of the 60s

Break out those blue suede shoes and return to the 60s at this soul and Motown night.

Baxter Dury

Son of the late, great Ian who channels some of his dad's sardonic, storytelling talent and lean funk backing but ultimately comes out as his own man.

Beck

American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer who rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental and lo-fi style.

The Bryan Adams Experience

Tribute to the Canadian rocker.

Corky Laing

Rock'n'roll from the former drummer with Mountain.

Deeper Purple

Tribute to classic rockers Deep Purple. Renditions of 'Smoke on the Water' almost guaranteed.

Dirtbox Disco

Rock'n'roll and punk rock.

The Ruts DC

A spin-off of the original Ruts, carrying on the tradition of reggae-influenced punk.

The Cuban Brothers

An evening with the comic Latin funkmeisters.

Eat Static

Psychedelic trance, techno and drum & bass from this Ozric Tentacles electronic offshoot.

UK Tech-Fest

Tech-metal festival with Protest the Hero, Sikth, The Acacia Strain, Norma Jean, The Contortionist, Bleed From Within, Cyclamen and more.

Document Film Festival

This dedicated international human rights documentary film festival uses international film to raise the profile of human rights and social issues that are not exposed in the mainstream media. Document showcases a wide range of styles from reportage to cinematic essays, investigative journalism to left-field experiments.

The Spitfires

Energetic Mod sounds with a modern punky twist.

On a Mission

Drum & bass inner city dance party.

DJ Yoda

Cut up hip hop, beats, 80s and movies from cut-and-paste mixmaster Yoda.

Will & The People

Brighton quartet who play a danceable mix of reggae, ska and punk.

Culture Club

The 80s pop band fronted by flamboyant androgyne Boy George who brought us the ever catchy 'Karma Chameleon' head back on the road.

Ocean Colour Scene

The epitome of the Britpop/rock mod revivalist movement.

The High Kings

Celtic balladry from the winners of the Best Newcomer and Best Folk Act at the Ireland Music Awards.

Motörheadache

Tribute to rock god Lemmy and Motorhead.

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

  • 4 stars

The comedian discusses her currently happy state of being, and whether comedy can only arise out of misery.

Jollyboat

Comedy songs from brothers Tommy and Ed.

The Milk

A danceable blend of soul, rock'n'roll and pop from these Essex boys.

Patrick Topping

Sultry, bang-on-trend house from the Hot Creations / Paradise / Defected star and DC10 resident.

The Kilkennys

The four-piece from Kilkenny plays Irish folk and ballads.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and into Holyrood Park on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music that culminates with Midnight Fireworks from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle and 'Auld Lang Syne' on 31…

Wilderness Festival

Boutique festival that's more glamping than camping. The only festival where you can expect top musicians on stage plus a banquet feast, a science lecture, a soak in a hot tub and Shakespeare. 2018's lineup includes Nile Rodgers Ft. Chic, Bastille, Jon Hopkins, Kamasi Washington, Baxter Dury,!!!, IAMDDB, Groove Armada…

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards-winning duo perform contemporary folk.

Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Tim Minchin (adaptation, music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (book), Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Steve Mason

Ex-Beta Band frontman plays material from his beguiling solo albums.

Michael Bublé

Vancouver vocalist who croons on everything from 'For Once in My Life' to 'Moondance' with swing affectation and cheesy banter.

Basia Bulat

Folk by the singer-songwriter from Toronto.

U2-2

Tribute to the all-conquering Irish behemoths.

Hairforce 5

Tribute band playing 1980s rock hits, including songs made famous by ACDC, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Poison, Def Leppard and the Scorpions.

Big Burns Supper

Our Bard's birth is marked with a vast selection of dance, theatre, visual arts, live art and comedy, turning Burns Night into a festival of contemporary arts. With 150 shows featuring 300 artists over 11 days, it's not to be missed.

Maribou State

House duo from London.

The Mentulls

Unapologetically rooted in the 60s but infused with a boundless youthful energy, The Mentulls are a melodic rock blues band with influences of 70s progressive rock, blues, classical, folk and pop.

Clannad

The internationally renowned Donegal-based band with their wispy Celtic sounds.

Bahookie

Celt rockers playing singalong anthems.