Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Sea Girls

Indie four-piece from London.

Simple Minds

Scottish rock band who achieved worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

Simply Red

After a host of farewell tours, Hucknall and his pseudo-soul crew band together again for their Reformed! 30th anniversary tour.

Submotion Orchestra

A heady brew of soul, jazz and electronica.

Talon: The Best of the Eagles

Eagles tribute band Talon once again perform their popular tribute to the beardy country rockers.

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: Gary Lloyd, John Maher (musical director)
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

10CCLO

“10CCLO are the worlds only tribute to both the legendary 10CC and ELO in one incredible hit packed 2 hour show. Both bands have enjoyed worldwide rock classics for the last four decades, and have remained in the hearts of millions of fans. Remember Dreadlock Holiday, Mr Blue Sky, I'm Mandy Fly Me, Evil Woman, The Things…

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Two great harpists meet (well, one's a kora, but a kora is a kind of harp) in a Welsh-African fusion.

Courtney Marie Andrews

Perhaps best known for being Damien Jurado's lead guitarist, Courtney Marie Andrews has been on the road since she was 16 and has been writing her own material ever since. She tours her new album May Your Kindness Remain, a country / Americana-tinged release.

Fife Brass Band Festival

Bands around Scotland present their own brassy concert programme.

Elbow

Strangely uplifting indie miserablists from Manchester. Elbow are Guy Garvey (lead vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals, Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals), Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals and Alex Reeves (drums, percussion).

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Indie-rock by the singer-songwriter from Alabama and member of Drive-By Truckers.

Bell X1

Ass-kicking, monolithic indie rock from Dublin.

Mad About the Musicals

Showcase of show tunes from the West End and Broadway.

Jethro Tull

The English prog-rockers, now in their fifth decade, play tracks from their hit albums.

Wet Wet Wet

The Glasgow soul popsters tour their greatest hits, and some other people's greatest hits as well.

Andy and the Odd Socks

The greatest sock'n'roll band in the world and stars of CBBC's hit TV show Andy and the Band.

Chris de Burgh

AOR from the man who unleashed 'The Lady in Red' on the world, playing covers from his latest album.

Clutch

'Clutch is less a band than a vast compendium of styles and experiments' according to their website, although the names Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and John Coltrane are dropped in as clues. Stoner rock to you and me.

The Cribs

The Wakefield-born Jarman brothers performs their energetic brand of indie-rock, with its strong post-punk and garage-rock influences.

Electric Six

The Detroit rockers invite you to join the punky disco party as they power though hits Gay Bar and Danger! High Voltage.

Fu Manchu

Hairy stoner rock heavyweights from California.

Gilbert O'Sullivan

The big-haired piano man performs from his catalogue of doe-eyed 70s hits.

Horse McDonald

Pop and rock singer-songwriter from Glasgow.

Kokoroko

London-based Afrobeat seven-piece group.

Leo Sayer

The British music legend performs his pop and disco hits.

Les McKeown's 70's Legendary Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown takes audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.

Manic Street Preachers

The anthemic Welsh rockers return with new album Resistance is Futile.

Tate McRae

Canadian singer, songwriter, and dancer who gained prominence on the American reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance at age 13.

Terrorvision

Jolly 90s Britrockers who bouncing around to the strains of their biggest hit, 'Tequila'.

Black Grape

Mash up of former members of Happy Mondays and Ruthless Rap Assassins, touting funky, sample-heavy sounds.

Reckless Love

Finnish old skool hard rockers.

TRNSMT Festival

The pop-rock heavy city centre festival returns to Glasgow for its fourth edition in 2021.

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Hard rockin’ electric blues, southern boogie, country blues, with a deep soulful voice and formidable guitar playing.

Field Music

The innovative Sunderland group return with more effortlessly complex indie pop.

Forgetting the Future

Alternative indie band from Thurso, Scotland.

Hollywood Vampires

American rock supergroup formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry to honour the music of the rock stars who died from excess in the 1970s.

Agnes Obel

Danish singer/pianist with a classical background.

Arab Strap

The Scottish rock duo (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton) tour their first new album in 16 years.

Beth Hart

Bluesy singer from LA who has worked with Joe Bonamassa.

Confidence Man

Genre-bending Australian pop outfit.

Drive-By Truckers

The southern rockers tour their 12th album English Oceans.

Fat Freddy's Drop

Seven-piece New Zealand outfit mixing up dub, reggae, jazz, techno and soul with funky abandon.

The Lathums

Indie four-piece from Wigan.

Lucinda Williams

Alt.rock, Americana and blues from Lucinda Williams.

Passenger

Aka acoustic troubador Mike Rosenberg, drawing influence from the likes of Van Morrison, Neil Young and John Prine.

Whitby Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

Headliner still to be announced but lineup includes Dr Feelgood, Danny Bryant, Red Butler, The Rainbreakers and The Blues Issue.

Tokio Hotel

German pop rockers, probably best known for their chart topping album Schrei and their rabid fanbase.

Erland Cooper

Scottish multi-instrumentalist and contemporary composer originally from Stromness, Orkney.

Richard Dawson

Acclaimed Northumbrian singer-songwriter drawing comparisons to John Martyn and Captain Beefheart.