Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

CBeebies Live!: The Big Band

Andy Day and Nina (of Nina and the Neurons) present a spectacular musical show featuring well-known TV characters such as Mr Tumble, Mister Maker, Mr Bloom and the ZingZillas.

CBeebies Live! The Big Band

Justin Fletcher, Mister Maker and Mr Bloom join forces to create a mega band. Along the way they recruit Rastamouse, the ZingZillas, Nina (from Nina and the Neurons), Andy Day and Katy Ashworth to get music making with all their pals.

Clarkson, Hammond and May Live

The show heads to the country's arenas for the very first time, with hosts Richard Hammond and James May in tow, plus Jeremy Clarkson.

Florence + the Machine

Big blustering vocalist with a fine line in stage gear and one of the most distinctive voices in pop.

Iron Maiden

Heavy metal legends return to the UK on their The Book of Souls World Tour.

Justin Timberlake

Current king of pop arrives in town to set Glasgow pulses racing on his 20/20 Experience World Tour.

Katy Perry

The 'I Kissed a Girl' songstress heads out on her Witness world tour.

Kylie Minogue

Pop behemoth Ms Minogue.

Lee Evans: Monsters

The manic comedian (and actor – remember There's Something about Mary ?) takes his fast-paced gags onto the road again.

McBusted

Fans of early-noughties fresh-faced pop punk – hold onto your hats. Busted and McFly are only merging together to create probably the most inoffensive supergroup ever.

Michael McIntyre: Warm Up Shows

The dapper dafty warms up for his 2018 world tour.

Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing

Sharp observations from the Cockney comic. Micky Flanagan who famously popped out and ended up 'out out', is touring a new show for the first time in three years. An' Another Fing follows on from 2011's Out Out tour and 2013's Back in the Game, which became the biggest selling stand up DVD and tour of the year.

Miranda Hart: My, What I Call, Live Show

The socially awkward, perennially clumsy Miranda off the, what we call, telly embarks on her first ever live tour. Such fun!

One Direction

Lock up your daughters – the staggeringly popular X-Factor behemoth pops off on a wee stadium tour.

Paolo Nutini

The Ivor Novello Award-winning Paisley pop singer-songwriter. Paolo Nutini's first album These Streets, which included hits 'Jenny Don't Be Hasty' and 'New Shoes', was released in 2006 and peaked at number three in the UK chart. In his early days Nutini supported The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall and has…

Peter Gabriel

The innovative ex-Genesis frontman presents his latest audio-visual spectacular which includes a performance of his iconic album So in its entirety. The veteran rocker rose to fame as lead singer of Genesis where he was known for wearing elaborate costumes on stage including his 'batwings' for the band's usual opening…

The Prodigy

Veteran techno rockers, renowned for their blistering live shows and single 'Firestarter'.

S Club 7

The manufactured pop group reunite for their Bring It All Back tour.

Spandau Ballet

The iconic 80s band who were at the forefront of the New Romantic movement.

The Tenderloins

American comedy troupe, best known over here for their Impractical Jokers TV show where they coerce each other into doing public pranks. The foursome, who met in high school have been performing sketches and improv together since 1999.

Usher

The R&B smoothie and hip hop artist tours in support of his eighth studio album UR.

The Wanted

Latest airbrushed boy band to pop off the end of the production line.

North Sea Gas

Hugely entertaining Scottish folk band who combine guitars, mandolins, bodhrans, banjos, whistles and bouzoukis with fine vocals. Expect a mixture of traditional and original material and great craic.

Nigel Clark

Acclaimed Scottish jazz guitarist.

Carter Sampson

Country singer.

LDN Wrestling

Featuring names from the world of wrestling in tag team and single bouts. Plus, there's a chance to meet the stars after the show.

Shriekback

Post-punk formed by Dave Allen (Gang Of Four), Barry Andrews (XTC) and Carl Marsh (Out On Blue Six). Performing live for the first time in 25 years.

Euston Hall Open Days

Walks through the park and gardens, and learn about Euston Hall's history on a guided tour of the stately home.

Taiko Drumming Course

Learn powerful drumming in the Japanese tradition with Europe's foremost Taiko drum group.

Robyn Stapleton

Folk singer who won BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2014.

Doctor Dolittle The Musical

Based on the 1967 film, Dr Doolittle finds the Doctor and his menagerie of friends on the hunt for the Giant Pink Sea Snail, who holds the secret of life and making the world a happier place.

Cathedral Bach Before Breakfast

St Mary's Cathedral Wake up to Bach and a little Shostakovich in the beautiful setting of St Mary's Cathedral. John Bryden will play preludes and fugues on the Cathedral's Steinway. Coffee and croissants will follow. Retiring collection/donations for refreshments.

Chapter House Singers

The Chapter House Singers are an amateur choir based at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, singing regular services at the cathedral and performing two concerts a year in the capital.

Edinburgh Charity Orchestra

Classical sounds from the orchestra whose main aim is to raise awareness of – and money for – local charities.

Edinburgh Contemporary Choir

Register for a free taster rehearsal with this rock and pop-singing choir. Choir membership after the taster session is £25 per month. There are 40 rehearsals throughout the year split over four terms, and during term time, rehearsals run weekly. Membership runs on a month to month basis. All levels of ability are…

Edinburgh Kevock Choir

Founded in 1967, the Edinburgh Kevock Choir gives several concerts a year.

The Edinburgh Singers

The Edinburgh Singers were founded in 1952, and perform regularly in the Scottish capital.

Horace the Haggis

Horace the Haggis must outwit the evil haggis hunters and find a safe place to hide in the forest, but can his new friends help him escape? A reading from author Sally Magnusson for families and children.

London Concertante

Founded in 1991, the London Concertante is in demand as an opera orchestra and also plays regular concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

NYCoS National Boys Choir

The NYCoS National Boys Choir is one of the flagship ensembles of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, giving boys aged 10-16 the opportunity to sing choral works to the highest standards.

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals

Traquair, Phoebe Anna (1852–1936) Painted in 1888–1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. Showing the pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith. Tours meet at the Cathedral entrance (Palmerston Place).

Practice Choir

Informal four-part choir based in Edinburgh.

Simon Nieminski

Organ and popular classical music.

St Mary's Music School

St Mary's Music School is Scotland's specialist independent music school for young people aged 9–19, where musically-gifted students get special instruction as well as a general education. As part of the curriculum, various configurations of student musicians give regular public performances.

Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra

Student musicians from all over Scotland combine in a mega-orchestra.

Vox Coelestis

A choral concert from Vox Coelestis, featuring piano and organ music.

Heisenberg Ensemble

Founded in 1988 by musical director Gillian Craig, the Heisenberg Ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire from the classical era to new compositions.

Malcolm Middleton

Ex-Arab Strap guitarist Middleton, wallows in his own miserable life to curiously uplifting effect.

Café Science Dundee

A meeting to explore and debate the latest scientific issues over a coffee or a glass of wine.

Sacconi Quartet

The Sacconi Quartet, founded in 2001, has a broad repertoire encompassing both the heavyweights of the classical repertoire (Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert) and modern composers as diverse as Webern and Hindemith. They also have their own festival and record label.