Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Emilia Martensson

London-based Swedish jazz and folk singer-songwriter.

Vimala Rowe

A return to the golden years of bebop, swing and R&B grooves, with the singer-songwriter and her band.

British GT And BRDC F4 Championships

Future stars in motorsport take part in the British GT Championships.

British Truck Racing Championship

Trucks power round the circuit in a fight for glory.

Vintage Sports Car Festival

Organised by the Vintage Sports Car Club, the day includes car races from the pioneering age of motorsports. There's Edwardian-era cars, alongside inter-war and post-war models, plus racing throughout the day.

Wiley

The 'godfather of grime', who unleashed Roll Deep and Dizzee Rascal on the world.

Hepworth Band

The Hepworth Band can trace its history back to around 1882 and has made regular appearances in the National Brass Band Championships since then.

Ags Connolly

Trad country singer who describes his genre as 'Ameripolitan' and whose influences range from Johnny Cash to Loudon Wainwright III.

Donington Historic Festival

Three-day event celebrating racing activities, with activities including stunt driving, drift driving and performance passenger rides.

Download Festival

Heavy metal and hard rock extravaganza. 2018's line-up includes headliners Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne.

RSNO: Viennese Gala

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrate the new year with a glittering programme of beloved classics from the famed city, from sweeping waltzes to playful polkas. Featuring works by Strauss, Bizet, Rossini, Massenet, Glinka, Mascagni and more, including the iconic William Tell Overture and The Blue Danube Waltz.

Comedy All Stars

Regular comedy lineup of allstars from across the country.

Wee Dub Festival

Festival dedicated to dub and reggae music, offering a diverse and enjoyable weekend of gigs, clubs, workshops and food.

Sabaton

Swedish battle-metal bruisers.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Blues rock group from Florida.

Videoke

Club night that brings to life classic pop videos with projections, dancers and cabaret.

Amicus Orchestra

Amicus Orchestra was founded in 2008 by members of Camerata Scotland, and is a chamber orchestra keen to explore new formats and to commission new work.

Adam Brown

London-based guitarist in recital.

Definition

Dancefloor friendly underground house, electro, minimal and techno cuts on four dex, FX and laptops from residents Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody (Audiablo Trax).

Laughing Chili Comedy Club

Stand-up comedy evening featuring a mixed roster of comedians.

Chiaroscuro Quartet

Multi-national quartet founded in 2005, consisting of Alina Ibragimova (violin), Pablo Hernán Benedí (violin), Emilie Hörnlund (viola) and Claire Thirion (cello).

London Klezmer Quartet

Formed in 2009, this group celebrate the Jewish music of Eastern Europe.

Sean Shibe

Young Edinburgh-born guitarist who's been acclaimed for both his technique and his maturity.

Light Bulb: Alternative Comedy Showcase

Comedy show featuring stand-up, character comedy, sketches and improv.

Gareth Gates

The runner-up of Pop Idol's first series returns to the stage.

Autosport International

Annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula 1.

Joke Thieves

In this show of two halves, comedians perform their own sets and then attempt to mimic each others.

Lloyd Griffith: Voice of an Angel

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Songs and self-depreciating gags.

Patrick Monahan: Adventures in Monahan Land

Playful, interactive comedy from the Irish/Iranian star of Splash! and Show Me the Funny.

Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Rob Rouse: Ride Of Your Life

Cheeky wit, anecdotes and tales from the 2012 Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show nominee.

Simon Evans: Leashed

Quick-witted and cynical, Evans is, in his latest show, Leashed (as opposed, we imagine, to 'unleashed').

Nekrogoblikon

American death metal band.

NCT 127

K-pop 10-piece band consisting members Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Mark and Haechan.

Quiet Open Mic

An early evening open mic night in a quiet atmosphere.

Booked!

A free, local literature festival run by West Dunbartonshire Libraries that nevertheless manages to book some big name authors for its programme of talks, signings as well as some more unusual events.

Artists' Moving Image Festival

Work by artists working in the field of moving image, presented in partnership with Lux Scotland.

Dundee Jazz Festival

International jazz names rub shoulders with Dundonian talent in a programme that covers many styles of jazz, including blues, soul, funk, big band and Latin.

Graphic Design Festival Scotland

Festival aiming to inspire young designers through active engagement, all while promoting creativity, collaboration, friendly competition and fun.

Cromarty Film Festival

A film festival that fosters an intimate relationship between audience and guests.

Bobby Davro

An evening with actor/impressionist/comedian Bobby Davro.

We Should Hang Out More

Expect a night of disco in all forms.

How Does It Feel To Be Loved?

London club night playing indie pop, Northern soul, Tamla Motown and girl groups.

Nigel Ogden

An evening of popular and light classical music on the organ from the former presenter of BBC Radio 2's The Organist Entertains.

Southampton Preloved Vintage Kilo

Give your wardrobe at this fashion event, wherein participants browse through tonnes of vintage and retro clothing and pay by weight rather than item.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Traditional pantomime for all the family.

Hospitality

Another all-star Scottish party for one of the most in demand drum & bass labels in the world, Hospital Records.

The Posh Jumble

Jumble sale with tea and cake.

Fleur Stevenson

The vocalist from Wallingford brings her interpretations of mainstream jazz numbers to the stage.

Million Dollar Quartet

Musical based on a recording session that saw Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins working together for the first and only time.