Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Steve'n'Seagulls

Part hillbilly, part 'barnyard boogieman' from Finland.

Daði Freyr

Icelandic singer who would have been the sure-fire winner of Eurovision 2020 if only it hadn't been cancelled.

All the Young Nudes

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Boswell Book Festival

A quirky literary festival devoted to biography and the first modern biographer, James Boswell. The festival spans talks, performances and workshops by writers, actors and artists.

Grandaddy

The return of Jason Lytle's dreamy indie-electro outfit.

The Great Escape

Music festival presenting every form you can think of, from indie, rock, hip-hop, psychedelia, folk and acoustic. The festival heads online in 2021 with two days of new music, discussions, debates and networking opportunities.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival

A celebration of the best that Scotland's larder has to offer with plenty of food-related fun. The festival heads online in 2021 with nine days of online cooking demonstrations, virtual tasting sessions, music and cocktail making events and interactive workshops.

Puppet Animation Festival

The UK's largest and longest established annual performing arts event for children pulls some strings to present a feast of puppet-based entertainment, working with local authorities, organisations and venues throughout Scotland.

Tim Edey

Multi-instrumentalist and singer in concert.

Twelfth Day

Scottish folk from Orcadian Catriona Price and Borders lass Esther Swift.

Wet Wet Wet

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

Beverley Craven

Acoustic pop from the singer-songwriter best known for the 1991 hit 'Promise Me'.

DragonForce

London-based extreme power metal band back with more ridiculously fast, dexterous guitar theatrics.

Sydney Devine

Scotland's very own rhinestone cowboy takes his songs on the road again.

Walk Right Back

A musical about the rise, fall and reunion of The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as 'Bye Bye Love', 'All I Have to Do is Dream' and 'Cathy's Clown'.

While She Sleeps

Hardcore five-piece from Sheffield.

Duran Duran

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

Pearl Jam

Seattle-based rockers led by Eddie Vedder.

5 Seconds of Summer

The latest baby-faced messy haired chaps playing soft rock pop in the One Direction mould. The Aussie popsters started their music career as a YouTube sensation when they posted a series of cover songs online. Fellow boy band and international super stars One Direction helped the boys gain international fame, tweeting…

Architects

Metal four-piece from Brighton.

Brendan Benson

The White Stripes' favourite indie pop troubadour takes time out from The Raconteurs to concentrate on his solo material.

Lewis Capaldi

Indie music from the Scottish singer-songwriter and musician who sold out his first arena tour before he released his debut album.

Lionel Richie

The slick soul funk maestro started in the Commodores doing funky hits such as 'Machine Gun', then went solo in the 80s and made it mega-big. He's kept the soul flame burning, written some of the most memorable songs of the last 40 years and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017. A living legend.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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

TRNSMT Festival

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

Fu Manchu

Hairy stoner rock heavyweights from California.

Pixies

Hugely influential indie rock ensemble.

The Secret Sisters

Folk music with a mythical pull from Laura and Lydia Rogers.

The Skids

The influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.

Stereophonics

Welsh four-piece.

Patrick Topping

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

Hands Off Gretel

Alt-rock and new wave grunge band from South Yorkshire.

Jim Davidson

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More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

Penguin Cafe

Arthur Jeffes' group Penguin Cafe was formed with the intention of carrying on in the tradition of his father's band, the much-loved folk innovators the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

Richard Thompson

Multi-talented Thompson is a critically acclaimed and prolific songwriter and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time.

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Open-air intimate music festival in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace running throughout the month of June.

Boston Manor

New band formed by singer/songwriter Raymond Meade.

Nick Waterhouse

Americana and rhythm'n'blues singer-songwriter.

Teleman

London trio who have been described as 'like the Beach Boys if they were from Hackney.'

Ansell's Les Musicals

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britains Got Talent - Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices. Come and immerse…

The Blow Monkeys

Singer-songwriter Dr. Robert leads his veteran band as it plays its new wave, pop-rock and alternative rock hits.

Cara Dillon

Folk singer-songwriter from County Derry.

Carl Hutchinson

He's supported fellow Geordie Chris Ramsay in the past and now Carl presents his own show about his (self-confessed) stubborn nature.

The Cavern Beatles

Tribute to the classic sound of the Fab Four by another group of musicians from Liverpool.

Clare Teal and her Trio

Classic jazz sounds from Clare Teal, accompanied by Tom Farmer on bass and Ben Reynolds on drums.

Collabro

Highly acclaimed musical theatre group Collabro aka Britain's Got Talent 2014 winning classical brothers go on a tour across the UK. Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave take the stage featuring songs from their five studio albums.

Dane Baptiste: GOD

A comedy show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.

David Essex

Pop's original cheeky chappie (or was that Tommy Steele?) promotes his greatest hits album. Which is the greatest for you? 'Silver Dream Machine', 'Rock On' or perhaps 'Tahiti'?

The Drifters

The veteran vocal harmony group celebrate over 60 years of The Drifters with hits including 'Under the Broadway', 'Saturday Night at the Movies’ and ‘Up on the Roof’.

An Evening with David Sedaris

Writer, humorist and wit, brimming with sardonic social observations.