Norman Maclean

Norman Maclean

After successes at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Soft Shoe Skiffle Band, here’s another trip down memory lane with some fun and pop and folk songs like – Wild Mountain Thyme, Streets of London, Last Thing on My Mind, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Dark as a Dungeon, The Boxer, Winterwood, Dirty Old Town, The Leaving of Liverpool and more. 

Acoustic Beatles

Acoustic Beatles

Fringe award-winning acoustic duo The Boyds perform their 55-minute show of the best of The Fab Four. Expect to hear classic songs like Strawberry Fields, Let It Be, All You Need Is Love, Yesterday... 

Acoustic Mac

Acoustic Mac

The Fringe 2017 sell-out show comes home for a special one-off gig in 2018. This is Europe's only acoustic show of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album in its entirety. With a voice akin to both Stevie Nicks and Christine Mcvie, Liz Boyd's voice range and sensitivity coupled with husband Gus's high-range voice, percussive guitar style and chord voicings generates a unique soundscape... 

Acoustic Sting

Acoustic Sting

This Fringe 2016 sell-out makes a triumphant return to AMC. One voice, one guitar – totally live, performing songs from The Police and Sting solo albums. Do not expect copycat versions of these iconic songs... 

Acoustic Eagles

Acoustic Eagles

Fringe award-winning duo The Boyds present their 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe premiere show, Acoustic Eagles. Emulating the sound of the iconic early Eagles songs, these stripped-back interpretations with sweet 'n' tight two-part harmonies coupled with percussive guitar bring a fresh, inspired edge to these wonderful songs... 

Painted Love

Painted Love

A has-been singer-songwriter tries to summon the spirit of Marc Almond to resurrect his career. His wife wants his money, his agent wants a hit and the undead want his soul. Featuring the songs of Soft Cell... 

The M8s Live

The M8s Live

Back by popular demand after the most time-efficient total sell-out of the 2017 Fringe (check the laurel), this is the M8s: Live (but not so dangerous). Love live music? Love the idea of the Edinburgh festivals? But also love comfortable chairs, a total lack of am-dram pretentiousness and being home by 10pm? Then join the M8s for a casual stroll through musical history with hits from Elvis and the Rolling Stones to the Fratellis and Adele (they’re what young people listen to, right?) You’ll sing, you’ll dance, you’ll laugh, you’ll drink; it’s the perfect Fringe night out. 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

A bit of fun and a trip down memory lane. Hear again pop and folk hits like Putting on the Style, Amazing Grace, My Old Man's a Dustman, Wild Rover, Hello Mary Lou, Nobody's Child, Singing the Blues, Tom Dooley, Freight Train, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour, Heartaches by the Number and many more. 

The Police Sting Show

The Police Sting Show

The Police Sting Show in concert: Re-worked, fresh versions of all the iconic Police and Sting solo album songs in a 70-minute show featuring an acoustic Sting section. Performed totally live with the voice timbre and range of the original... 

The Polis (A Tribute to The Police)

The Polis (A Tribute to The Police)

The Polis are Scotland's number one Police tribute act. They perform a dynamic and explosive set with all the urgency and angst of The Police at their very best. They invite you on a journey from Roxanne to the iconic Every Breath You Take... 

A Country Way of Life

A Country Way of Life

Fifty minutes of country music from Jonny Brick, songwriter and broadcaster, who wants to tell you through song about his love of all forms of country, from Willie Nelson to Luke Bryan via Carrie Underwood... 

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live! showcases the very best of the dynamic songbook of the legendary Billy Joel. In under an hour, the five-piece band, led by sensational piano-vocalist and musical director Joe Revell, pay tribute to the iconic stadium sound of the original Piano Man... 

The Absolute Jam Live!

The Absolute Jam Live!

The ultimate tribute to the music of The Jam. From the punk/mod revival scene of the late 70s to topping the charts in the 80s as the most important band of their generation. That's entertainment! 

The Rising – Springsteen Tribute

The Rising – Springsteen Tribute

The Rising – the UK's number one tribute to Springsteen – return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the sixth year. This dynamic seven-piece band perform with the energy and precision of the E Street Band... 

Joy – Supersized

Joy – Supersized

The world-famous Barnsley Youth Choir welcomes its Development Choir to share the stage in four special performances at the fabulous Greyfriars Kirk. 140 spectacular vocalists perform breathtaking pop, classical and gospel classics... 

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

Chvrches as a charleston dance-off? Biffy Clyro as a torchsong ballad? Join award-winning five-octave vocalist Angus Munro and his floor-stomping jazz trio as they interpret modern indie classics into authentic American Standards of the 20th century... 

Blueswater Presents: Logan's Close

Blueswater Presents: Logan's Close

Logan’s Close are an Edinburgh based four-piece, performing original music with strong influence from 60s rhythm and blues. They have released three singles since forming, and their last song, Girl, was awarded Single of the Week by BBC Radio Scotland... 

Hard Working, Saviours of Soul

Hard Working, Saviours of Soul

Join us in our overarching quest as we bring soul music to a troubled world. The LoC are a 10-piece soul collective to reignite the dwindling fire in your heart. We’re living out The Commitments dream through the music of Wilson, Otis, Aretha, Martha, Percy and the soul greats... 

Hard Working, Saviours of Soul

Hard Working, Saviours of Soul

Join us in our overarching quest as we bring soul music to a troubled world. The LoC are a 10-piece soul collective to reignite the dwindling fire in your heart. We’re living out The Commitments dream through the music of Wilson, Otis, Aretha, Martha, Percy and the soul greats... 

The Soul Kings

The Soul Kings

Come to the Merchant’s Hall to see the Soul Kings performing a set of the biggest soul, Motown and disco hits from the 60s and 70s. Including Disco Inferno, Oh What A Night, hits by Billy Ocean, Lionel Ritchie, the Jacksons and The Drifters to mention just a few... 

24/7 Live

24/7 Live

Join British-Chinese provocateur artist Le Fil in a pop gig with extras as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, bad romances and the modern constructions of gender that package us up for consumption... 

Joy

Joy

The world-famous Barnsley Youth Choir returns to the fabulous Greyfriars Kirk following outstanding reviews in 2016. Seventy-five spectacular vocalists and a stunning band perform breathtaking pop, gospel, classical and spiritual classics... 

Abba A-Rival

Abba A-Rival

Scotland’s top ABBA tribute perform an explosive show packed with all your favourite ABBA Hits. One of the most glamorous young ABBA tributes out there, they bring back ABBA as they were in their heyday – gorgeously leggy hot pant-wearing 70s icons (and that was just Benny and Bjorn)! They have toured all over the world, including Russia, Israel, Canada and Europe with a team of West End-standard singers and musicians... 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist, smoky, pop three-piece. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist Charlie Wild and drummer Alex Palmer, they will be playing three concerts in the intimate and award-winning venue The Jazz Bar... 

Dirty Harry With Special Guests

Dirty Harry With Special Guests

Dirty Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of the band but a lookalike of Debbie. Dr Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland's finest musicians... 

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir is the largest contemporary choir in the UK offering the general public the chance to sing without audition or any requirement to read music. With in excess of 26,000 members in over 380 local communities, it is a multi-layered social experience using education, music and singing as its core activities but offering its members much more in the shape of life-changing and well-being experiences... 

George Michael Songbook

George Michael Songbook

Sublime concert tribute to George Michael, starring Grant Macintosh – 'soul sensation' (Sun). Grant is described as having the 'voice of an angel' by international bestselling author MC Beaton (Hamish Macbeth/Agatha Raisin) and as being 'the best male pop vocal in the UK' by multi-hit UK dance act QFX... 

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live! showcases the very best of the dynamic songbook of the legendary Billy Joel. In under an hour, the five-piece band, led by sensational piano-vocalist and musical director Joe Revell, pay tribute to the iconic stadium sound of the original Piano Man... 

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

A unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert has toured the globe extensively being described as 'simply breathtaking' (BBC Radio Devon)... 

Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything

Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything

Enthralling one-woman musical narrative. Post-Mormon to UK transplant Wrenne performs her unique multimedia show about the struggle between her two selves: onstage and onscreen. Driven by compelling, melodic electropop, it's a journey-is-the-destination tale with unexpected twists... 

Howl at the Moon

Howl at the Moon

Celebrating its first year, Howl at the Moon puts you in control! Showcasing Scotland's first and only live request jukebox, our duelling pianists go head to head taking on your requests! It's simple – write down your requests and our musical maestros will belt it out on our baby grand pianos... 

The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band

The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band

Witness all the glamour, passion, excitement and sheer electric atmosphere of the archetypal 1970s Bowie Experience. Covering all the early material in its wonderful, melodic, eclectic, yet easily accessible majesty... 

First World Problems

First World Problems

East London's premier rapper of first-world problems, Andy Quirk, and his backup dancer, Anna J, invite you to join their crew for fist-pumping therapy tackling the inconsequential irks of modern living... 

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali returns to Edinburgh with her sold-out show Decadence. Ali ran away from the Opera to join cabaret sensation La Clique and has become an essential part of the international cabaret scene... 

European Citizen Popsong

European Citizen Popsong

Music’s power has erased boundaries before, but can it make us feel connected as citizens, even after the Brexit? Last year, theatre maker Marieke Dermul researched if such a thing as a European identity or a common European sense exists... 

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Relive the magic of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in this remarkable tribute to the most successful band in music history. Featuring one of the best live bands at the Fringe, this is a night to remember... 

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Join the Silent Adventures dream team as they lead you on a fun-filled silent disco tour of the capital. Don our magical headphones and feel your inhibitions evaporate as you groove through the city... 

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi award-winning Whiski Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at Whiski Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music – fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles playing in harmony... 

Dirty Harry – Supported by Talk of the Town

Dirty Harry – Supported by Talk of the Town

Dirty Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude and full back catalogue of the band, but a look-a-like of Debbie. Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland's finest musicians... 

The M8s

The M8s

Formed ten years ago for the sheer fun of playing, the M8s provide a guided tour of your favourite covers from Elvis to Adele; from Bay City to Chelsea via Dakota and the jailhouse... 

Isobel Holly with Tyler J Spicer

Isobel Holly with Tyler J Spicer

Isobel Holly is a rare find: a young talent with capabilities beyond her years. Despite her tender age, Isobel has an enviable songwriting prowess that bonds engaging prose to memorable melody, all delivered with the pop sensibilities of a seasoned campaigner... 

Sounding: Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell With the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

Sounding: Modern Studies and Lomond Campbell With the Pumpkinseeds Chamber Orchestra

Two of Scotland’s most critically acclaimed new acts present their unique brand of pastoral and lyrical pop, enhanced by intricate arrangements for the renowned Pumpkinseeds strings, brass and voices, in a spectacle of contemporary indie talent... 

The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band

The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band

As far as tributes go, David Bowie is an ambitious project to undertake and one not to be done so on a whim. But this would not prevent the eight musicians I witnessed from achieving eminence... 

Sorella

Sorella

Singing sisters Sorella are a vocal harmony band from the north east of Scotland who emanate a unique and distinctive blend, leaving a lasting impression on their listeners. Joining Lauren, Emily and Meghan are accomplished musicians on acoustic guitar and cajon, giving their music a current, stripped back and pure sound... 

Cashmere

Cashmere

Narrative direction is hard to achieve but is essential to a good musical. Most of the problems with this show can be attributed to a lack of it. Cashmere attempts to create a feeling of corporate coldness, but doesn’t have either the visual design or the musical chops to back it up and spends more time engaged in sentimentality than it does in any message about society’s focus on aesthetics... 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

A trip down memory lane, hear again 50s to 70s pop and folk hits like Putting on the Style, Amazing Grace, My Old Man's a Dustman, Wild Rover, Hello Mary Lou, Nobody's Child, Singing the Blues, Tom Dooley, Freight Train, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour, Heartaches by the Number and many more. 

Soul Nation Choir – Closer to the Heat

Soul Nation Choir – Closer to the Heat

Following the sell-out success of last year's Choir on Fire, Soul Nation are ready to take it to the next level – lifting it higher and higher. The heat is on! Scotland's only professional rock choir are turning heads every time they hit the stage with their unique and infectious brand of soul... 

A Brief History of DISCO

A Brief History of DISCO

Step back in time and experience the rise and fall of disco. You will be guided by a seven-piece live band as they lead you through the music and stories of 1970s New York City – the era that changed the course of musical history forever... 

The Polis Live at Merchant's Hall

The Polis Live at Merchant's Hall

The Polis are Scotland's number one Police tribute act. The band perform an energetic and dynamic set with all the urgency and angst of The Police at their best. They invite you on a journey from Roxanne through to the iconic Every Breath You Take... 

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Relive the magic of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons in this remarkable tribute to the most successful band in music history. A night to remember, backed by the best live band at the fringe... 

The Rising: UK's Number One Springsteen Tribute

The Rising: UK's Number One Springsteen Tribute

The Rising: the UK's number one Springsteen tribute brings the energy and precision of the E Street band to the Festival Fringe once more. This sell out show will include tracks from the back catalogue as well as the Springsteen hits... 

Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine is the world’s first time travelling dance party, taking festivals, theatres, rooftops and venues all over the world on a transcendent dance through pop music history! Since it’s debut in 2011 in Sydney Australia, Hot Dub has broken dance floors at sold-out shows all over the globe along with headline main stage slots at some of the biggest festivals... 

Pretenders – By Talk of the Town

Pretenders – By Talk of the Town

Pretenders by Talk of the Town are the UK's only tribute to the music of Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, covering classics like: Brass in Pocket, Don’t Get Me Wrong, Back on the Chain Gang, Stop Your Sobbing and many more... 

Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland

Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland

Los Angeles pop-rockers Celsi and Bragg team up with Dublin's Maitland, forming a high-energy, high-flying trio. It's Brill Building hooks, Byrds-y harmonies and Beatle-esque psychedelia! Celsi's style has been described as beatnik cool, pop-noir and slightlydelic pop jangle... 

Brian Kennedy: A Better Man

Brian Kennedy: A Better Man

Brian makes a triumphant return to the Fringe to perform his hit album A Better Man in its entirety. 2016 saw him begin a journey with cancer and he cites singing and performing as the motivation for staying positive... 

Bwani Junction Perform Paul Simon's Graceland Album With Special Guests

Bwani Junction Perform Paul Simon's Graceland Album With Special Guests

After sell-out shows at last year's Fringe and Celtic Connections festivals, Bwani Junction return with their joyful rendition of Paul Simon's Graceland album. Featuring a full 12-piece band with guest appearances from accordion legend Phil Cunningham, the Dopplegang horns, and Davie Luhanga... 

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Based on how From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads is marketed, one would be justified in expecting it to be a David Bowie tribute act – a musical, tightly knit to the art and mind of Ziggy Stardust... 

Georgia Cécile

Georgia Cécile

Talented emerging vocalist and songwriter Georgia Cécile performs alongside award-winning jazz pianist/composer Euan Stevenson. A collection of self-penned songs and fresh arrangements of jazz standards... 

Dirty Harry – Supported by The Absolute Jam

Dirty Harry – Supported by The Absolute Jam

Dirty Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude and full back catalogue of the band, but a look-a-like of Debbie. Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland's finest musicians... 

I Ran With The Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

I Ran With The Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

Direct from a sold-out appearance in Toronto, the 2014/15/16 smash-hit sell-out show returns. Written by award-winning playwright Liam Rudden and featuring the hit Bay City Rollers songs Bye Bye Baby, All of Me Loves All of You, Keep on Dancing, Summerlove Sensation, Saturday Night, Give a Little Love and Shang-a-Lang! So don your tartan and get ready to run with the gang one last time... 

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story

The Carole King Story premiers at the Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the six-time Grammy Award winner and 20-time platinum hit-maker. This new show-umentary format gives a fascinating insight into the woman behind the songs... 

Moulin Blues

Moulin Blues

The Bluebelles return to take Edinburgh for the third year running! Following sold-out performances and 5-star reviews, this year expect a night of vintage cabaret, as you are whisked away to a New Orleans jazz bar... 

ABBA A-Rival

ABBA A-Rival

ABBA A-Rival are Scotland’s top Abba tribute, performing an explosive show packed with all your favourite ABBA hits, sensational singing and authentic costumes. One of the most glamorous young ABBA tributes out there, they bring back ABBA as they were in their heyday – gorgeously leggy, hot-panted 70s icons! (And that was just Benny and Bjorn!)... 

Tomás Ford: Crap Music Rave Party

Tomás Ford: Crap Music Rave Party

Grab your mates and hit the dance floor with hyperactive Australian party machine Tomás Ford for the Fringe's most ridiculous party. Request a crap song like Take That, Mel & Kim, 5ive, line dancing techno, forgotten Christmas hits, 80s movie themes, 2 Unlimited... 

Massaoke's Club La La

Massaoke's Club La La

The Fringe's number one party just got bigger! Rocking until 2.30am Fridays and Saturdays, Massaoke's new night, Club La La, comes to Assembly's stunning Spiegeltent, Palais du Variété... 

Harry

Harry

'Who is that?', 'Harry', 'He's my favourite', 'I think he's everyone's favourite.' Caitlin and Sophie meet at university and quickly become best friends. United by their love of crisp sandwiches and the latest X Factor sensation One Direction, they plaster the walls of their room with pictures of the band's charismatic heartthrob, Harry Styles... 

Fauxchella Music Festival

Fauxchella Music Festival

The greatest comeback concert ever! Featuring all your favorite groups you’ve never heard of from the 80s to the present day, including Familiar County, Simon Never Said and The Veneers... 

Split

Split

Walking into The Warren’s Studio 2 to the sounds of Vengaboys, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani, it was clear I was in for an hour-long nostalgia hit. Split tells the story of Charlotte and Ellie, who meet on the first day of secondary school, and shows the ups and downs of their friendship from that moment through to their Year 11 prom... 

Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Some people might think that setting the Battle of Stalingrad to Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time is somewhat trivialising the matter. On the other hand, who's to say that the most appropriate tribute to two million deaths isn't a super catchy pop song?Andy Thomas is a History teacher... 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems all the way from DJ Dynamite Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Boogaloo Stu and Dolly Rocket... 

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline's original songs. Having just completed a new album, they are preparing for its release in February 2017. Jacqueline & the Sensations has performed in Paris, London and Stroud and is preparing a tour for 2017... 

Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour

Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour

Come and celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles albums: 'Sgt. Pepper' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' with the award-winning Brighton Beach Boys and Psychedelic Love Orchestra... 

Massaoke

Massaoke

Massaoke is the club night sensation where the crowd is the star of the show. A brilliant live band plays the greatest Rock, Pop and Indie anthems with giant video lyrics, and the whole audience sings as one... 

The Wild & Friends

The Wild & Friends

The Wild is a three piece Americana/Alternative Folk band from Sussex, aged between 16 and 17, playing all original material uniquely arranged and utilising the many instruments the boys play, ranging from the electric guitar to a banjo to a viola, accompanied by warming vocals... 

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Beats

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Beats

Following our legendary Brighton Fringe 2016 appearance, the original family dance party returns for more day-clubbing, this time at the funkiest bar on the beachfront with the best sea views in Brighton! Club DJs spin feelgood summer tunes, with dance floor games, giveaways, selfie booth and play zone... 

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

This legendary singer/songwriter/Pop-icon performs his chart hits 'Ariel', 'Lucky Stars', 'Lydia' and more. Discover what legions of devoted fans have known for years - the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith... 

Dirty Harry Ultimate Tribute to Blondie and the Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band

Dirty Harry Ultimate Tribute to Blondie and the Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band

Dirty Harry captures the raptures of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of the band but a look-a-like of Debbie. Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland's finest musicians... 

Acoustic Sting

Acoustic Sting

Performing songs from The Police and Sting solo albums. Don't expect copycat versions of these iconic songs but re-worked, stripped back interpretations with a fresh twist. One voice, one guitar – totally live... 

Maya

Maya

Maya is an experimental music project inspired by my passion for nature and art. I am a professional choral singer with a love for electronica and world music. 

King Creosote

King Creosote

Fife’s Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote, has become one of Scotland's most acclaimed and prolific singer-songwriters: a squeezebox Casanova and a seafaring pop heart-breaker whose voice leaves gentle devastation in its wake... 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Back at the Fringe again for another trip down memory lane. Hear again hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s like Putting on the Style, Tom Dooley, Singing the Blues, My Old Man's a Dustman, Nobody's Child, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour and more... 

Paul Simon Treatment

Paul Simon Treatment

A scintillating 13-piece live band, featuring percussion and brass sections and fronted by Stu Goodall pay reverence to the songs of Paul Simon with an explosive show. Much anticipated after their sell out performance at the Festival Fringe three years ago, PST are back with a live show that promises to be spectacular... 

Elektra Violin Duo

Elektra Violin Duo

Internationally renowned duo Elektra instantly bring the stage to life in a stunning show of musical virtuosity. This unique collaboration combines a wealth of musical experience with slick, foot-tapping glamour and challenges any preconceptions... 

Amy Duncan

Amy Duncan

Performing songs from her latest Creative Scotland supported album Undercurrents, Amy revisits older material and includes a showcase of new songs all unique to this Fringe show. With full band, featuring Fiona Rutherford (harp), Lawrie Macmillan (bass), Rick Bamford (drums), Donald Gillan (cello), Lisa Rigby (vocals)... 

Caroline Gilmour

Caroline Gilmour

Caroline Gilmour could be a worldwide smash' (Sun). With a UK Number One vinyl single under her belt and now working with hit makers John McLaughlin and Jud Mahoney (Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson), Caroline will be performing an intimate acoustic set of her original material... 

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

The Mars Patrol (Acoustic)

One of Scotland's best bands make their Fringe debut with an intimate, one-off acoustic show at the Merchant’s Hall, playing songs from their new album, Human Condition. Not to be missed... 

The Rising: Springsteen Tribute

The Rising: Springsteen Tribute

The Rising: the UK's number one Springsteen tribute have put on a sell-out Fringe show the last two years. Playing the full back catalogue and the popular hits, this dynamic seven piece are a must for fans of the Boss and of live music... 

NEHH Presents... The Soul Foundation

NEHH Presents... The Soul Foundation

Their third show at the Dissection Rooms, the TSF crew returns with an explosive live set of motown classics along with new renditions of northern soul dance floor escapisms. The night will fully embrace this musical scene with DJs spinning the masterworks of Holland-Dozier-Holland along with early ‘70s disco releases... 

Brian Kennedy – The Essential Collection

Brian Kennedy – The Essential Collection

25 years later and he is only getting started. Multiplatinum-selling, singer/songwriter and highly regarded radio and television presenter, Doctor of Letters from Ulster University, and a published author, not surprisingly for a lyricist of his calibre... 

An Evening With the Dreamers

An Evening With the Dreamers

Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng are joined by Steve and Colin Temple, with unique harmonies and musicianship, performing all the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers alongside timeless classics from the 50s and 60s... 

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Love Is Not Our Forte

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Love Is Not Our Forte

To be fair to the Hummingbirds, I’m not really the right demographic for their show. I’m not a 15 year-old girl who watches teen comedies on the Disney channel, which is sort of what this show is like in between songs... 

MacFloyd

MacFloyd

MacFloyd return with their new show for 2016, On the Horizon. It promises to be another unforgettable evening as the band journey through a catalogue of Pink Floyd classics from albums such as The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and many more... 

NEHH Presents... Richard Dawson & Nev Clay

NEHH Presents... Richard Dawson & Nev Clay

Richard Dawson brings his wonderfully shambling exterior, tales of pineapples and underpants, ghosts of family members and cats to Summerhall’s Dissection Room. Rising up from the bed of the River Tyne, a voice that crumbles and soars, that is steeped in age-old balladry and finely chiselled observations of the mundane, Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive... 

NEHH Presents... Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Hi & Saberhägen

NEHH Presents... Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Hi & Saberhägen

One of post-dubstep’s bright lights, Mount Kimbie come to Summerhall’s Dissection Room for a genre-evading late-night DJ set, drawing from a thick soup of influences that leaves them standing out as something genuinely special... 

Soul Nation: Choir On Fire

Soul Nation: Choir On Fire

As an Edinburgh based act performing in the Edinburgh Fringe there's always going to be a certain level of expectation from the local crowd. Usually there's a local following and occasionally even friends and family in the audience... 

Elvis, John and Me

Elvis, John and Me

The best undiscovered songwriter of his generation? Born to celebrity parents when Elvis topped the charts, immediately given away to strangers. He grew up with the King on repeat on the Dansette... 

NEHH Presents... WHITE & Bossy Love

NEHH Presents... WHITE & Bossy Love

WHITE are a hurtling juggernaut of synth stabs, razor-sharp guitars and even sharper attire. A cacophony of pink noise, huge drums, infectious hooks and an explosive frontman channelling Jacques Brel and Nick Cave... 

Rachel Zylstra Live!

Rachel Zylstra Live!

Raised in the rural Midwest and seasoned with a decade of big apple living, Rachel Zylstra is a classically trained performing songwriter and sometimes worship leader. In a voice ‘smoky, sweet and verbose in the best ways’ (ScoutMob... 

Stories Untold: Album Launch

Stories Untold: Album Launch

Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s live performances have been noted for their intimacy and intensity... 

NEHH Presents... GrownUps

NEHH Presents... GrownUps

Back, back, back and bouncier than ever, the exclusive vinyl club night for the more fully fledged music fan returns for a one-off, late night festival special. DJs Kinghorror and The Spotlight Kid will bring along their impeccable music taste and trusty, dusty record boxes to create an amazing mash-up of top tunes from the last six decades... 

Best Girl Athlete

Best Girl Athlete

Best Girl Athlete, AKA 17-year-old Aberdonian Katie Buchan, released her debut album Carve Every Word in March 2015 via Fitlike Records in the UK and through Minty Fresh Records in North America... 

An Evening of Ryan Adams With Easy Tigers

An Evening of Ryan Adams With Easy Tigers

A brief introduction to Ryan Adams for the uninitiated - he’s a rock/country singer from Carolina who’s released a new album every year or two since the turn of the century; some of them truly fantastic... 

NEHH Presents... Willis Earl Beal

NEHH Presents... Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal has yet to be born. Critics and publicists defined him before he’d had a chance to define himself. Their expectations were inextricably linked with race and gender, two concepts Beal thoroughly rejects... 

NEHH Presents... Rachel Sermanni, Matt Norris & The Moon

NEHH Presents... Rachel Sermanni, Matt Norris & The Moon

One of Britain’s most promising folk artists, Highland-born Rachel Sermanni comes to Summerhall’s Dissection Room. An evening of ‘minimal, murky, magnificent’ songs (MOJO) that are ‘stately, poetic and rooted in the traditional’ (Clash)... 

I Ran With the Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

I Ran With the Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

Now in its third year at the Fringe, I Ran With The Gang written by Liam Rudden for his company LR Stageworks returns this year to the cosy yet lavish surroundings of Le Monde in uptown George Street... 

NEHH Presents... Kathryn Joseph & The Anchoress

NEHH Presents... Kathryn Joseph & The Anchoress

A haunting and utterly compelling SAY award-winning album Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled comes to Summerhall’s dissection room. Regarded as one of Scotland's best-kept secrets, Kathryn’s voice possesses the other-worldly quality comparable to Ms Newsom and Björk, but she is by no means of an ilk... 

All Time Greatest Hits

All Time Greatest Hits

Vocal Force is making their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut! These young, enthusiastic performers from the USA harmonize their way through the past 60 years of chart-topping hits! 

Crap Music Rave Party

Crap Music Rave Party

Grab your mates, request a crap song and hit the dance floor for a ridiculously fun night! Tomás Ford, (Craptacular!) is proudly the worst DJ in the world, returning with his idiotic late night super-club for four mega parties... 

Dirty Harry: The Ultimate Tribute to Blondie

Dirty Harry: The Ultimate Tribute to Blondie

Dirty Harry not only has the original sound, feel, attitude and full back catalogue of Blondie, but also a lookalike Debbie to deliver the good stuff. Dirty Harry plays an eclectic set from greatest chart hits like Atomic, Heart of Glass and Denis to fans’ favourites like 11:59 and Pretty Baby... 

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present... Cosmic Disco Nights

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present... Cosmic Disco Nights

Step into an interstellar kosmische zone the likes the capital has never seen to launch Summerhall’s amazing musical programme this August. Musically straddling light beams between italo and pan-continental disco futurism – with very special inter and outernational guests to be announced. 

Carmen High

Carmen High

Carmen High is a powerful story about a popular mean girl who jokingly dates a high school outcast. It’s a story about fitting in and not fitting in, being popular and being bullied, suicide, peer pressure, pop culture, friendship, isolation, and rape... 

A Lady's Guide to the Art of Being a Wingman

A Lady's Guide to the Art of Being a Wingman

The Desperettes are girls dressed as boys, using techniques for picking up women to pick up men. Got it? Good! Daisy (Belinda Hanne Reid), DeeDee (Natasha York) and Delilah (Lisa Woodbrook) present A Lady's Guide to the Art of being a Wingman, a hilarious and eye-opening night out which includes big hair, daggy dancing and of course, pulling guys... 

End Times Steampunk Festival

End Times Steampunk Festival

A Steampunk fandazzle eruption. The Iron Boot Scrapers, birdeatsbaby, Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer and The Filthy Spectacula. So gather up your tip top clobber and come razzle-dazzle on the dance floor with all the other pippins, poodle-fakers and buffers... 

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music. The concert features an eclectic mix of atmospheric songs, electronic rhythm-driven synth epics, tracks from his new album 'Psychology' and fan favourites, performed here for the first time... 

The Family Show

The Family Show

Winner, Best Children's Show - Ireland's most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem to a show for the whole family. Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with acrobatic skill and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing... 

Brighton Beach Boys Present Pet Sounds vs Sgt Pepper

Brighton Beach Boys Present Pet Sounds vs Sgt Pepper

Brighton Beach Boys with the Psychedelic Love Orchestra present Pet Sounds vs Sgt Pepper. For one night only, this award-winning show returns to the Fringe, at Brighton's hippest music venue, The Haunt... 

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever are Sussex's premier Oasis tribute act. Journey from the powerhouse swagger rock of  'Supersonic' to the psychedelic storm of  'Shock of the Lightning', touching base with classics such as 'Wonderwall', 'Some Might Say', 'Half a World Away' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. 

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Short stories set to music. This legendary pop-icon performs hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. Discover what fans have known for years – the sophisticated, funny, profound work of a master songsmith... 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Back by popular demand! Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, 'Eggs Collective Get A Round' is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. A wayward exploration of friendship, kindness and belonging that spills out towards its audience... 

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Award-winning docu-comedian Juliette Burton must make a BIG decision. Join Juliette as she chooses her own adventure. Can one choice change a life? Can looking back help us move forward? It’s time to make good life choices... 

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

Launching Edana Minghella's new album, 'All or Nothing', a tribute to Billie Holiday. A stunning selection from Lady Day’s vast repertoire. Expect a stirring performance of song and story from Edana and her quartet, that those who love the power of the voice and the magic of jazz won’t want to miss... 

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. He is a singer/songwriter, best-selling author and ultra-runner. His music is a tragic, funny and always honest account of his former life dealing with addiction and what happened along the path to sobriety... 

Carnival Collective vs. Orkestra Del Sol: UK Street Band Sound Clash!

Carnival Collective vs. Orkestra Del Sol: UK Street Band Sound Clash!

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations and left a trail of pummeled dance floors across continents. Carnival Collective boasts between 20 and 30+ musicians, and delivers an irresistible tidal wave of energetic music. 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

This eight-piece soul and funk band just keeps getting better. They play a thrilling mix of classic and contemporary tracks – you're guaranteed to be dancing your socks off to their super-tight guitars, drums, bass, and horn section... 

Zrazy: New Album Tour

Zrazy: New Album Tour

The award-winning Irish duo of original soul/jazz/pop are back with their new album ‘The Art of Happy Accidents’. Winners of the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) for Best Album in 2006... 

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Ball

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Ball

The original family dance party returns for more afternoon dayclubbing fun. Club DJs spin feelgood summer tunes with dancefloor games, selfie booth and play area. Licensed beach bar, prizes for best beach outfits plus free face painting, ice lollies, crafts, balloons and more... 

2 Become 1

2 Become 1

Comedy pop-musical following four 90s girls embarking on a wild night of speed dating! A hilarious, non-stop journey through infectious pop anthems and ballads. Come and witness dating before the takeover of Tinder! 

An evening of Motown with Suprema

An evening of Motown with Suprema

Show-stopping Motown-covers act with three female vocalists who provide choreographed dance routines, costume changes and epic vocals! Performing only the best songs from Motown to get you up and dancing from the get go! They provide a dazzling show which will have you all off of your seats! 

Folk Off Sessions

Folk Off Sessions

The Fiddler's Elbow plays host to a showcase of alternative folk, blues and roots acts for the third year running, featuring Black Fields, Paul Murray, Edd Mann, Warsaw Radio, Rotait, Night House, plus many more tbc... 

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Soft Shoe Skiffle Band

Back at the Fringe again after a gap of a few years, for another trip down memory lane. Hear again hits from the 50s and 60s like Putting on the Style, Tom Dooley, Singing the Blues, My Old Man's a Dustman, Nobody's Child, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour and more, with some folk songs like Wild Mountain Thyme, Wild Rover, and Dirty Old Town, a bit of fun and a great night out. 

James – Magners Summer Nights

James – Magners Summer Nights

Best known for the indie classics Sit Down and Come Home, James' latest studio album La Petite Mort bristles with upbeat defiance and illustrates just why they remain one of Britain's most enduringly popular bands. 

Scarlett Lane

Scarlett Lane

Scarlett Lane is about a dangerous journey down the red carpet. It tells the story of Tina Marshall's overnight rise to fame as she enters a place where singers forget how to sing, dancers forget why they’re dancing, and the girl in the mirror becomes a distant image... 

The Bristol Suspensions in: A Suspension of Disbelief

The Bristol Suspensions in: A Suspension of Disbelief

A group of seventeen students from Bristol University that formed in September last year, The Bristol Suspensions are fairly new to the a cappella scene, but that does nothing to diminish their talent... 

MacFloyd

MacFloyd

MacFloyd celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s classic Wish You Were Here, album performing the masterpiece in its entirety. The show also includes a varied mix of Floyd classics including material from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals and the newly released The Endless River albums amongst others... 

The Jäger Maestros Oompah Show

The Jäger Maestros Oompah Show

Manchester’s definitive entertainment band, The Jäger Maestros are an authentic German oompah band with a refreshingly modern difference. Comprised of eight of the country’s finest brass players and an irrepressible stand-up comic as a frontman, this band leads audiences on a highly exciting, mesmerising journey: from Oktoberfest drinking songs and games to contemporary classics in an oompah style that wonderfully get crowds swaying, swigging steins and singing loudly! A regular star of Manchester’s Bierkeller in the heart of The Printworks, The Jäger Maestros are a hit with audiences of all ages across the UK! 

Make Some Noize Music Festival

Make Some Noize Music Festival

Make Some Noize is Edinburgh's most anticipated all day music festival featuring some of the world’s biggest music artists. Suitable for all above 12 years old, however over-18s must be accompanied by a child under 18 years old... 

The Rising – A Tribute to Springsteen and the E Street Band

The Rising – A Tribute to Springsteen and the E Street Band

The Rising – A Tribute to Springsteen and the E Street Band. A dynamic two and a half hour performance by this seven-piece band covering the hits and the back catalogue. A must for fans of the Boss and of live music... 

Kim Edgar

Kim Edgar

Described as Scotland's ‘very own Tori Amos’ (Sunday Herald) and ‘a heady cocktail of Carole King and Regina Spektor’ (SpiralEarth.co.uk), Kim’s live performances have been noted for their intimacy and intensity, with five star reviews... 

Jukebox Sixties

Jukebox Sixties

Jukebox Sixties is a new show for 2015 performed by The Hollywood Bees, one of the UK's leading tribute shows. This warm and nostalgic two hour show features timeless hits from those unforgettable years – the 1960s... 

The Counterfeit Sixties

The Counterfeit Sixties

Take a large helping of the best pop music ever recorded. Toss in four musicians playing 100% live. Add a light show and sound system that Pink Floyd would envy. Stir in a generous amount of footage of the stars from a bygone era... 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens follows the unfolding story of a group of misfits working the infamous den of iniquity – Saucy Jacks space bar. Terror strikes at the heart of this community of outcasts when an old nemesis – the Sling Back killer, strikes again... 

The BIG Sing-a-long!

The BIG Sing-a-long!

Fun for all the family – a hugely popular, inspirational hour. Learn simple action songs and hilarious vocal warm-ups, and hear 8-18 year olds performing uplifting folk, pop and world songs... 

A Quarter Century of Song

A Quarter Century of Song

Irish singer/songwriter, novelist, coach on The Voice of Ireland. Brian Kennedy returns from last year's sold out shows to celebrate 25 years in the music industry. From numerous platinum number one albums in Ireland, Brian featured as lead singer with Van Morrison’s world touring Blues and Soul Revue for six years and five of his albums... 

Dirty Harry – Ultimate Tribute to Blondie

Dirty Harry – Ultimate Tribute to Blondie

Dirty Harry has not only the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of Blondie but a lookalike of Debbie to deliver the good stuff. The essence of Dirty Harry is to put on a show Blondie would give the nod to and in true punk style we can embrace any sort of venue, so feel free to test us out... 

Born and Bred

Born and Bred

Edinburgh’s premier live music venue the Electric Circus presents Born and Bred, a series of gigs featuring the best new musical talent from across Scotland with a couple of surprises from further afield thrown in for good measure... 

Sandbach School Big Band

Sandbach School Big Band

This acclaimed big band return to the Fringe for the third time, having previously sold out. They recreate the magnificent sounds of the Motown era in the spectacular surrounding of the Great Hall. 

Ukebox

Ukebox

Liverpool's own, all singing, all strumming ukulele band. Songs from all ages, for all people. Expect the unexpected from this energetic, eclectic show! 

Friday I'm in Love Presents: Massaoke

Friday I'm in Love Presents: Massaoke

Forget karaoke! Join the Massaoke revolution. The idea is simple: a live band plays the hits, and the crowd sings as one, guided by lyrics on-screen. It's more a religious happening than a club night, where the congregation roars out chart anthems from Erasure to Bonnie Tyler, through Queen and Oasis... 

Crap Music Rave Party

Crap Music Rave Party

The anarchic late night DJ party is back! Request any song you want, so long as it's crap. Australian party machine Tomás Ford will get you dancing to the worst music ever. Sold out in 2014! Expect party poppers, bad 80s, novelty hits, lip synching, DIY disco lighting, rave classixxx, your parents’ favourite records, hands in the air… anything could happen... 

And I Ran With the Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

And I Ran With the Gang: The Story of Alan Longmuir, the Original Bay City Roller

The 2014 smash-hit sell-out show returns, starring Alan Longmuir. Written by award-winning playwright Liam Rudden, featuring the hit songs Bye Bye Baby, All of Me Loves All of You, Keep on Dancing, Summerlove Sensation, Saturday Night, Give a Little Love and Shang-a-Lang! The show will be followed by a Q&A with the Bay City Rollers' legend himself... 

BattleActs!

BattleActs!

Two teams of intrepid comedians battle it out for the audience's respect. Comedy just got nasty. ***** (StageWon.co.uk, EdFestMag.com, ThePublicReviews.com). **** (BroadwayBaby.com, FringeReview... 

PLAY

PLAY

The Mac Twins return after last year's sell-out run with the only DJ battle that gives the power-ups to the people! Identical superstar DJs, very different music tastes – enter a musical democracy where you choose the tunes... 

Joz Norris: Hey Guys!

Joz Norris: Hey Guys!

Hey guys! 'I am become Death.' I am a pigrat. I am building families out of friends. I can move forwards and backwards and side to side. I am a little lost boy. I keep my secrets somewhere safe... 

Jenny Bede: Don't Look at Me

Jenny Bede: Don't Look at Me

Join the Observer's 2015 rising star and winner of the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer for an hour of the finest pop culture inspired songs and stand-up. PS you can totally look at her... 

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi award-winning WHISKI Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music: fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles playing in harmony...