Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Part hillbilly, part 'barnyard boogieman' from Finland.
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.
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.
Multi-instrumentalist and singer in concert.
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.
Acoustic pop from the singer-songwriter best known for the 1991 hit 'Promise Me'.
London-based extreme power metal band back with more ridiculously fast, dexterous guitar theatrics.
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.
English new wave band who led the MTV-driven second British invasion of America in the 1980s.
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…
Metal four-piece from Brighton.
The White Stripes' favourite indie pop troubadour takes time out from The Raconteurs to concentrate on his solo material.
Indie music from the Scottish singer-songwriter and musician who sold out his first arena tour before he released his debut album.
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.
The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.
The pop-rock heavy city centre festival returns to Glasgow for its fourth edition in 2021.
Hairy stoner rock heavyweights from California.
Hugely influential indie rock ensemble.
The Secret Sisters
Folk music with a mythical pull from Laura and Lydia Rogers.
The influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.
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.
More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.
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.
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.
New band formed by singer/songwriter Raymond Meade.
Americana and rhythm'n'blues singer-songwriter.
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.
Folk singer-songwriter from County Derry.
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.
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.
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 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.