Upcoming tours, festivals and special events


Grungey indie punk from London.

Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

Visiting and local acts join together in a Shetland knees-up to warm up the October evenings with fine trad music.

The Showstoppers: Improvised Musical

Audience suggestions become an all-singing, all-dancing show as the comedy troupe create a brand new musical from scratch at every performance.

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

An all-singing, all-dancing stage version of the popular films, packed with laughs and the odd tear.

Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years

Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.

Simply Red

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


Expect blazing bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments as the 'boy band of Scottish traditional music' play live.

The Skids

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


American rockers influenced by reggae, rocksteady, ska and Jamaican sounds.

Slava's Snowshow

A cast of clowns use water, cobwebs, bubbles and dry ice to create a world of wonder in which a bed becomes a boat, a web of cotton envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a blinding snowstorm.

The Slow Show

Alternative Americana/folk/rock band from Manchester.

Snoop Dogg

The rapper known as Snoop Dog, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla and Snoopadelic performs hip-hop, gangsta rap and reggae.

Soft Machine

Named after William Burrough's book The Soft Machine, the group were forerunners in the prog rock and underground movements.

The South

Original Beautiful South member Alison Wheeler returns with a slightly different name and Gaz Birtles, Andy Price, Su Robinson and Gareth John added to the line-up.

The Southmartins

A tribute band dedicated to performing pop and indie-rock covers originally played by The Housemartins and The Beautiful South.


Indie-rock outfit from Liverpool who hit the charts in the mid-90s with the quirky 'Female of the Species' and 'The Ballad of Tom Jones'.

Spear of Destiny

Kirk Brandon's mob head out to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their album One Eyed Jacks. Muscles bulge, veins pop, fists are clenched, rabbles are roused.

Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

The Specials

The legendary 2 Tone and ska revival band, famous for hits such as Too Much Too Young and Ghost Town, still going strong with a career spanning over 40 years.

The Spitfires

Energetic Mod sounds with a modern punky twist.

Splendour Festival

A cavalcade of live music featuring Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Stranglers and Marc Almond.


One of the best post-punk pop acts, helmed by the songwriting duo Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford.

Stanley Odd

Scottish hip hop outfit.

Steeleye Span

Veteran folk-rock band, featuring lead singer Maddy Prior.

Stephen Dale Petit

Nu-blues guitarist.

Steve Knightley

Contemporary folk by the Southampton-born singer-songwriter and founding member of the group Show of Hands.


Part hillbilly, part 'barnyard boogieman' from Finland.

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Lee's latest live show is undoubtedly just as caustic as ever.

Stiff Little Fingers

Ireland's favourite delinquent punk sons.


English grime and rap artist who won Best Grime Act 2014 at the MOBO Awards and was named in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list. He's since won several Brit Awards and cemented his reputation as one of the country's most influential icons, thanks to his political activism as well as his music.

Submotion Orchestra

A heady brew of soul, jazz and electronica.


The archetypal art school fops return to show the young ones how to swagger.


Supergrass reunite to mark their 25th anniversary with a tour and a greatest hits compilation.

Suzanne Vega

The American singer-songwriter and guitarist performs folk-infused alternative rock and folk-rock. her latest tour is a duo celebration of the 30th anniversary of her sophomore record Solitude Standing and the 25th anniversary of her fourth album 99.9F.

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.

Take That

The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.


Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (violin) and Craig Irving (guitar) play folk informed by their strong backgrounds in Irish and Scottish music.

The Temple Sons

Aberdonian rock band.


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

This Is The Kit

Kate Stables and her band perform folk-rock originals.

The Three Degrees

The long-running trio of female vocalists from Philadelphia perform live.


Session bassist who has played with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Miguel and punk band Suicidal Tendencies and therefore laughs in the face of musical boundaries when it comes to his solo work.

Thursday Night Live

Comedy night with five comics for a tenner.

Tide Lines

Scottish four-piece influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands.

Tidelines Book Festival

West coast-based book festival with a great little line-up of events for kids and adults alike. The festival heads online for 2020 with a series of four sessions around the themes of poetry, history, fiction and crime. All events will be launched on the festival’s YouTube channel at 7pm each evening.


  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: Katori Hall, Kees Prins, Frank Ketelaar

Phyllida Lloyd directs a musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner.

The Toasters

New York-based ska outfit.

Tom Stade: You Ain't See Nothing Yet

A hilarious brand new show from Canadian stand-up comedian.

Tommy Fleming

Multi-platinum selling folk and easy listening singer from Ireland.


Fiery folksters from Inverness.