Watch as the Spice Girls rehearse for their Edinburgh gig

Watch as the Spice Girls rehearse for their Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh this summer, the Spice Girls have shared footage of their first day of rehearsals. The hugely popular girl group are due to play at the Capital’s BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday, June 8, as well as shows in Manchester, London, Coventry, Sunderland and Bristol this summer. Ahead of the tour, the Spice Girls posted a short video, which you can view below. Spice Girls will play: Wednesday May 29,…

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Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Fast-rising rapper Slowthai will visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s venue as part of his budget-friendly ‘99p Tour’, which kicks off next month. The Northampton musician asked his fans on Twitter a fortnight ago for suggestions of intimate venues that he could visit on the tour, where all tickets will be sold for just 99p each. “I’ll come to every pub; your dad’s working men’s club – I just wanna see all of you and connect,” he…

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Theatre preview: Sound Symphony

Theatre preview: Sound Symphony

Sound Symphony is a highly interactive, sensory music theatre performance made specially for young audiences with profound autism (8 years and older). The show celebrates making music your own way by weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds. Sound Symphony provides a sensory-rich environment, where the audience can feel the music through their whole body. Sound Symphony is created and directed by Ellie Griffiths and is performed…

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NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

The world’s best-selling compilation album series is heading to Edinburgh on its very own live show tour, transporting the hits of one of the most pop-tastic decades to the Usher Hall this November. NOW That’s What I Call The 80s LIVE celebrates all that is great about the decade that saw household names rise to prominence featuring the giant hits of Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham!, Madonna, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Billy…

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Review: Matilda The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse *****

Review: Matilda The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse *****

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Matilda The Musical. After all, this Royal Shakespeare Company production has already bagged over 90 awards, and it doesn’t take a minute to see why Roald Dahl’s beloved tale has become such a global smash-hit. Starring the fabulous Scarlett Cecil as Matilda Wormwood, this delightful show tells the story of an extraordinary little girl who develops magical powers on her quest to find happiness. But that’s not without…

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Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh later this year, Vampire Weekend have shared two new tracks from their forthcoming album. You can listen to them right here. The New York indie favourites, who will call at the Usher Hall on 7 November before playing headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London, continue to preview Father of The Bride ahead its release. The band’s last album was 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City. After previously debuting…

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Pixies to visit Edinburgh on huge UK and European tour

Pixies to visit Edinburgh on huge UK and European tour

US music legends Pixies have announced details of a UK and European tour for September and October – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh. Pixies, who last played live in Edinburgh at Meadowbank Stadium in August 2005, will perform at the Usher Hall on Monday, 23 September. The tour, kicking off in September, coincides with the release of the band’s new album – the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Head Carrier. On the UK leg…

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Gig preview: Goldray, Bannerman’s, Edinburgh

Gig preview: Goldray, Bannerman’s, Edinburgh

Psych rock band Goldray are set to preview their soon-to-be-released new album in Edinburgh later this month – and it’s a gig not to be missed. The combo of REEF guitarist Kenwyn House and enchanting vocalist Leah Rasmussen (Hydrogen, EMI, Bedrock, Renaissance), Goldray will be visiting Cowgate venue Bannerman’s to air tracks from their highly-anticipated second album, Feel The Change. Set for release later this year, Feel The Change will follow the band’s excellent debut…

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Gig preview: Hyyts, The Mash House, Edinburgh

Gig preview: Hyyts, The Mash House, Edinburgh

Drawing from influences as diverse as Kanye West, Scissor Sisters, Arcade Fire and Frank Ocean, Hyyts meld concepts to create their progressive, unique take on pop. In just a few short months since the release of their debut track, Butterflies In My Head, things have moved at pace for this Glasgow duo – they’ve toured with The Howl & The Hum, been the only unsigned artist to perform at 2018’s Scottish Music Awards, supported Culture…

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Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Jarvis Cocker, Teenage Fanclub, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry are among the stars appearing at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Names from classical and contemporary music, theatre, opera and dance are among 2,600 artists taking part in the 72nd festival, which will be held between 2 and 26 August. Pulp singer Cocker will perform at the Capital’s Leith Theatre, which also hosts gigs by Neneh Cherry, Anna Calvi, Kate Tempest, Sharon Van Etten and…

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