Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid announces Edinburgh gig

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid announces Edinburgh gig

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in November as part of her biggest headline tour to date. The precociously talented 22-year-old, who is set to release her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch on 8 March, will also play dates this winter in Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. You can check out the full tour dates below. Having picked up AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week accolade no…

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Amélie musical to visit Edinburgh this summer

Amélie musical to visit Edinburgh this summer

Amélie The Musical – an adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award-winning film Amélie – comes to the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh this summer from 25-29 June. With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman. Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman…

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Brit Awards 2019: Complete list of winners

Brit Awards 2019: Complete list of winners

Jorga Smith, The 1975, Ariana Grande and George Ezra were among the winners at the 2019 BRIT Awards, which took place at London’s O2 Arena last night (Feb 20). Smith won the Best British Female Solo Artist, The 1975 were named Best British Group, Ezra took home the Best British Male Solo Artist gong, and Grande scooped the Best International Female Solo statue. Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris won Best British Single went for their…

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Goodbye Mr Mackenzie to reform for 30th anniversary shows

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie to reform for 30th anniversary shows

Iconic Edinburgh band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are reforming to celebrate the 30th anniversary of debut album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, which they will play in its entirety at three gigs in Scotland in May. One of the most acclaimed bands ever to rise through the ranks of the Edinburgh music scene, the Mackenzies last played together at The Garage in Glasgow in 1995 – and they are returning to very same venue for the…

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TRNSMT festival announces star-studded line-up for 2019

TRNSMT festival announces star-studded line-up for 2019

Stormzy, Snow Patrol, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille and George Ezra are among the big names booked to perform at this summer’s TRNSMT festival. The three-day event will take place on Glasgow Green from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July. “We’ve put together three great days of music for the best audience in the world,” festival boss Geoff Ellis said. London rapper Stormzy headlines the festival’s opening day with Years & Years and Example also…

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Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer on the UK leg to promote second album Wasteland, Baby! The Take Me To Church hitmaker will conclude his UK tour with four very special shows at the London Palladium. In an interview with NME, the Irish singer revealed that Wasteland, Baby! was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016. “It’s trying…

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Edinburgh gig – here’s how to get tickets

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Edinburgh gig – here’s how to get tickets

Noel Gallagher and his band High Flying Birds have revealed they will perform an intimate gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse later this year. The former Oasis man will be joined by special guest Gaz Combes – best known as the lead vocalist of Supergrass. The Capital gig takes place on Tuesday, 7 May, and tickets go on sale this Monday at 10am. Gallagher’s gig at the Playhouse is one of just four all-seated shows in…

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High 5, with Gringo Star

High 5, with Gringo Star

Having shared stages with the likes of Feist, Weezer, Cat Power, Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, The Toadies, and more, Atlanta quartet Gringo Star visit Scotland this Saturday (Feb 16) as part of their UK tour. Combining a love for the pioneers of the past with a sense of vital originality, the band seamlessly fuse garage rock, doo-wop harmonies straight from a fifties jukebox, and surfed-up alternative guitar riffs. There’s no premeditation, posturing, or overthinking…

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Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

When Green Day released American Idiot back in 2004, they went on to sell 15 million copies worldwide and were catapulted from being in the pop-punk ‘minority’ to an unanticipated level of mainstream success. Billie Joe Armstrong, clad in his signature black-shirt-red-tie-combo, became somewhat of a rock caricature overnight while sold-out stadium gigs and an extensive merchandise range became the norm. Most surprising of all, though, was the band’s decision to theatricalize the concept album…

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2019 Grammys: the complete list of winners

2019 Grammys: the complete list of winners

It was a good night for female stars at last night’s Grammy Awards, with Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and Kacey Musgraves among the big winners. Country music star Musgraves scooped an impressive four awards, including album of the year, while Childish Gambino also won four. Cardi B made history as the first solo female to win best rap album. British pop sensation Dua Lipa was named best new artist. You can see the…

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