Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are not happening as planned in 2020. Together, the five August festivals comprise over 5,000 events across Scotland’s capital each…

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Roddy Woomble announces rescheduled live dates – including Edinburgh gig

Roddy Woomble announces rescheduled live dates – including Edinburgh gig

Idlewild mainman Roddy Woomble has confirmed new live dates for Autumn 2020 – including a rescheduled Edinburgh gig. Roddy had been due to tour the UK from 26 March to 6 May in support of upcoming EP: Everyday Sun. In light of the recent events, all dates have now been re-scheduled to the following: Thu 28 May 20 – Strathaven Frets Acoustic @ Strathaven Hotel Fri 05 Jun 20 – Dundee Dundee University’s Chaplaincy Centre…

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Beck to visit Edinburgh on 2020 tour

Beck to visit Edinburgh on 2020 tour

Musical chameleon Beck will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer as part of a wider UK and European tour. Beck will play in the Capital on Tuesday 7, July in support of his most recent album, 2019’s Hyperspace. The multi-talented Californian has also added a second London date to his summer tour plans. Due to demand for tickets, he will now perform at the O2 Academy Brixton on July 12, in addition to…

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Mystery Jets to bring new album to Edinburgh in April

Mystery Jets to bring new album to Edinburgh in April

Indie mainstays Mystery Jets have released new single A Billion Heartbeats, and announced rescheduled 2020 tour dates – which includes an intimate gig at The Caves in Edinburgh on 16 April. The single, which you can listen to below, follows the re-announcement of the band’s new album, also called A Billion Heartbeats, which will be released on 3 April. It follows the album’s postponement last September due to lead singer Blaine Harrison’s ill health. A…

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Rising stars The Blinders announce intimate Edinburgh gig

Rising stars The Blinders announce intimate Edinburgh gig

The Blinders have announced their new album, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, out on May 8 via Modern Sky UK. The band have also shared Circle Song, the first single to be taken from the album, as well as a run of live dates throughout May – including a date at The Caves in Edinburgh. A dark blues-waltz underpinned by propulsive bass and evocatively prosaic lyricism, the track straddles the lines between ode…

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Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx to unveil special solo project in Edinburgh

Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx to unveil special solo project in Edinburgh

As one half of esteemed electronic music duo Basement Jaxx, Felix Buxton has won a Grammy, headlined Glastonbury and toured the world – and next weekend he’s unveiling a special solo project in Edinburgh alongside a 40-strong choir. On Saturday, 1 February, Buxton will present The Love Frequency at the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival. For the event, which explores music’s impact on wellbeing and the healing properties of sound, Buxton has written bespoke music for, and…

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Slow Readers Club share new single – and announce Edinburgh gig

Slow Readers Club share new single – and announce Edinburgh gig

Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club will visit Edinburgh this spring as part of a wider UK to promote their fourth album, The Joy Of The Return. The band will play at Liquid Room on March 25. You can check out the full tour dates below. The band have also shared new single All I Hear, which is the the first track to be taken from the album. Listen below. “All I Hear is about…

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Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of their new single Barcelona, Twin Atlantic have announced they will play a string of special UK album launch shows in January in the lead up to the release of fourth album Power – including a visit to The Caves in Edinburgh. A swelling mixture of emotion and colour, Barcelona is as pulsating as it is anthemic. Speaking on the themes of the track, frontman Sam McTrusty comments; “This is a…

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KT Tunstall to play charity gig in Edinburgh this January

KT Tunstall to play charity gig in Edinburgh this January

Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter KT Tunstall is set to return to her roots this January with a string of one-off charity gigs around Scotland in celebration of the countdown to Lidl’s 100th store. The week-long ‘Lidl Live’ tour will see Tunstall perform to thousands of fans in towns and cities around Scotland, taking in Aberdeen, Ayr and Highland town, Strathpeffer, before the grand finale show in Edinburgh on Burn’s Night. Alongside the ‘Lidl Live’ performances, which will…

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Lewis Capaldi shares new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Lewis Capaldi shares new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Bathgate chart-topper Lewis Capaldi has shared a new song ahead of his upcoming UK tour. You can listen to the track, titled Before You Go, here. The singer-songwriter, who has enjoyed an incredible year with mega-selling debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent and his first UK and US No.1 single Someone You Loved, says the new track is his “most personal” offering to date. Before You Go is set to feature on an…

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