City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Rock & Pop


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

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 2019-2020 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Virgin arches on the Royal Mile

The Edinburgh International Festival may have come first, but generally it's the Fringe that Edinburgh is best-known for. There's really nothing quite like it - "the largest show on Earth".

The stats bear that out: 2019 will see 3,841 shows in 323 venues across Scotland’s capital city. It's a sprawling, anarchic, sleepless month of live performances. There are hundreds of free shows and pay-what-you-want shows at the Fringe as well.

Songbirds and Troubadours - Love Music Choirs

The irrepressibly joyful Love Music Community Choir present a concert celebration of songs by songwriters with a gift for exquisite melody and rich storytelling, including music by Handel, Burt Bachar

Rock of Ages, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Rock of Ages Cast April 2019

Rock of Ages returns to Edinburgh, hair quaffed and ready to rock, with their classic love story, giving the middle finger to pretending to be anything more than a silly romp that enjoys mocking music

Edinburgh Festival 2019: Rocking Leith and Rousing Tynecastle

EIF 2019 launch - dancer

The Edinburgh International Festival today launched its 2019 programme of dance, theatre, and music for this August.

Love Music Community Choir in concert

Songs by legendary 1980s Manchester rock band James contrast with ancient music from Swedish fishwives, songs from the German cabaret tradition, and a ground-shaking, spirit-soaring hymn from the Amer

American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

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There is no faulting the music to American Idiot.

A Tribe Called Red at the Caves

Knockengorroch’s annual city session will smash it again with the international ground breaking A Tribe Called Red.

Burns&Beyond Festival

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