City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Rock & Pop


Burns&Beyond Festival

A new six-day festival with a range of activities and entertainment centred around Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.

New Edinburgh Festival Celebrates Robert Burns "And Beyond"

Luke Jerram's Moon (photo by Rob Brewer)

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday, 7th December) for a new six-day Edinburgh festival celebrating Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

The Street Party (tickets, review) is perhaps the best-known event in the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival. The New Year street party is a ticketed event that in 2018-2019 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

Symphonic Ibiza

A two hour concert in which a live 20 piece orchestra fuses with high tempo beats from renowned club DJ Andy Joyce, for a selection of Ibiza dance classics from over the last 20 years.

Ear Candy Music Festival

Ear Candy Festival is a grassroots music festival for Edinburgh’s up and coming bands in the Traverse Bar Café.

Love Music Choirs and special guests

The pipes, the pipes are calling! Renowned piper Steven Blake and City of Edinburgh organist John Kitchen join 450 singers of all ages as they breathe life into iconic classical and pop, upturn ancient folk music and celebrate the legendary Scottish musical absurdist Ivor Cutler.

Salon Mika On Bare Feet Street

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The Edinburgh Fringe can be a hard mistress/master. And after the initial exhilaration of the first week, the hard and bitter challenge of this entertainment industry cage fight can begin to bite.

Sex Shells, Underbelly Cowgate, Review

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London’s camp cabaret quartet, Sex Shells is a shameless satirical show certain to have you screaming for more.

Midsummer, The Hub, EIF Review

Sarah Higgins and Henry Pettigrew as Helena and Bob in Midsummer (photo credit Peter Dibdin)

The premiere of Midsummer – a play with songs in Autumn 2008 at the Traverse Theatre was a magical, romantic comedy about Helena and Rob sharing a lost, drunken weekend, without a fairy tale

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event with a flamboyant, festive flavour, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Int