Thu 19 Sep 2019

The Ex (40th Anniversary Tour)

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex exists 40 years this year and is still going strong. New projects, new songs and new adventures.
20:00 - 23:00

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Tue 03 Sep 2019

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to high volumes of demand, websales may not be available at time of day release.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.
20.00 - 23.00

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Cate Le Bon

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Cate Le Bon comes to Edinburgh's Summerhall this August, as part of Summerhall's Festival programme. She brings songs from her latest record, Reward.
19:00 - 22:00

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Bodega

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
New York's art rockers Bodega come to Summerhall this August for the Festival. 'Riot grrrl rant meets deadpan satire' ★★★★ - The Observer. With support from Working Men's Club.
19:30 - 23:00

Fri 09 Aug 2019

Niteworks

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Niteworks blur the lines between Scottish traditional, folk and Gaelic music with contemporary electronica, creating a unique and exhilarating sound.
19:00 - 22:00

Fri 02 Aug 2019

Free Love

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Free Love is the latest manifestation of Scottish duo Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook (FKA Happy Meals) - a continuation and progression of their utopian dance pop experiments.
19:00-22:00

Thu 04 Jul 2019

Macmillan Fundraiser Ceilidh

You are invited to join us for a family-friendly ceilidh this July at Summerhall.  Ahead of doing the Rob Roy Mighty Hike in August, we (Amber Cordiner) are holding this ceilidh to fundraise for Macmillan cancer support.
19:00 - 23:00

Wed 03 Jul 2019

Ensemble Thing

systems_theory

A meditation for cello, electronics and video, performed by Emily De Simone
19:30 - 20:30

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #20: Mollycoddler

Unreserved seating. BSL interpreted performance.
ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, featuring astonishing work in dance, performance art, burlesque, clownery, music, physical theatre and more.
20:00 - 23:00

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Budapest Café Orchestra

Budapest Café Orchestra

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
In their 10th glorious anniversary year The Budapest Café Orchestra embark on their 9th consecutive annual tour of wondrous Scotlandia and since 2011 have already chalked up some 150 concerts across St Andrew’s fair Isle!
20:00 - 22:00

Fri 21 Jun 2019   -  Sat 22 Jun 2019

Southern Exposure

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Southern Exposure returns to Summerhall's Dissection Room this June with 2 packed days of the best in Scottish talent.
Fri (18:00-01:00) / Sat (14:00-22:00)

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life as a comic book artist and an indie-rock musician. 'Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring' ★★★★ - Rolling Stone
20:00 - 23:00

Sun 19 & 26 June 2019

Summerhall Singers

Summerhall Singers Summer Concerts

Unreserved seating.
Join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual Summer Concert. With an eclectic mix of songs, a choir that loves music, and two performances to choose from, there is no reason to miss out! Suitable for all the family and all musical tastes. 
19:30 - 20:30

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Sacred Paws

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Sacred Paws return to Summerhall in June 2019 in celebration of Run Around The Sun, the follow-up to their SAY Award-winning debut album Strike a Match.
20:00 - 23:00

Sat 08 Jun 2019

A.A. Bondy

Standing only
ENDERNESS, A.A. Bondy’s first album in eight years, was finished the day before a wildfire burned his house down. He recorded and played everything himself. Fat Possum will release on May 10.
20:00-23:00

Sat 08 Jun 2019

The Orb - 30th Anniversary Tour

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue. This performance is sold out.
Ambient House pioneers The Orb come to Summerhall, Edinburgh as part of their 30th anniversary tour. This performance is SOLD OUT.
19:00 - 22:00

Thu 06 Jun 2019

Shakey Graves

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Shakey Graves Is Just Here For The Spice Girls Mini Solo Tour comes to Summerhall, Edinburgh this June - Tickets available.
19:00-23:00

Mon 03 Jun 2019

Honeyblood

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue.
Originally started as a two-piece in 2012, Glaswegian Honeyblood has a sound that has been described as 'slacker-grunge-garage-rock'. With support from LUCIA.
(Doors 19:00) 19:30 - 23:00

31 Jul - 25 Aug 2019

NEHH Fringe Programme 2019

This year, Nothing Ever Happens here, along with 432 Presents, Braw Gigs, Sneaky Pete's, Cryptic Glasgow and World Headquarters, present an exciting programme of music from Scotland and beyond. 

Sun 26 May 2019

Auricle Ensemble

Auricle Ensemble: Rewrite

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The Auricle Ensemble perform Steve Reich's Radiohead inspired work 'Radio Rewrite', alongside classical works composed by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National).
20:00 - 21:45

Sat 25 May 2019

WHQ & Nat Turner Live Events

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours : Performed by the Transatlantic Ensemble

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue. This performance includes flashing lights.
Having brought the house down at both last year's Fringe Festival & Xmas Summerhall shows, the outstanding 'Transatlantic Ensemble' make a welcome return, by popular demand to perform Fleetwood Mac's iconic 'Rumours' album in it’s entirety.
19:30 - 22:00

Sat 25 May 2019

Rhythm Machine

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements. LAST ENTRY 1AM.
Rhythm Machine is night of unboundaried dance music and performance art. May's guest artists: Andy Grace Hayes, Kirsty Paterson and Jo Ruessmann.
23:00 - 03:00

Fri 24 May 2019

Erol Alkan

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Sneaky Petes are throwing a big party at Summerhall to welcome back producer, DJ and label founder Erol Alkan.
23:00 - 03:00

Thu 23 May 2019

Severed Heads + NOL (Cancelled)

Please Note: This performance has been cancelled.
Since 1979 Australian music pioneers Severed Heads has thumped out a noisy disco sound that's inspired dance styles from EBM to Chicago House.
19:30 - 22:00

Thu 23 May 2019

Easy Star All-Stars playing 'Dub Side of the Moon'

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
Easy Star All-Stars perform their classic tribute record Dub Side of the Moon at Summerhall, Edinburgh.
19:30 - 22:30

Sat 18 May 2019

WHQ & Nat Turner Live Events

100% Soul: WHQ & The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir (live)

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
A chance to experience Motown & Soul Classics all performed live by the full 16 piece 'Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir' band & fab horn section - an unbelievably uplifting Soul / Gospel / Saturday night out from the very top drawer!
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 17 May 2019

NEHH presents... Grace Petrie

unreserved seating.
Grace Petrie is a  folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly ever since. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere.
20:00-23:00

Sat 11 May 2019

PAWS

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
PAWS return to Summerhall's Dissection Room this May with their upcoming fourth record, Your Church On My Bonfire. Tickets available.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 10 May 2019

C Duncan

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue
C Duncan's music is intricately crafted out of the artist's diverse influences - his classical background intertwines with his contemporary influences, creating an entirely unique sound. With support from Before Breakfast.
19:30-23:00

Thu 02 May 2019

NEHH presents... James Yorkston

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
James Yorkston returns to Summerhall to celebrate the release of his new album The Route to the Harmonium on Feb 22nd 2019. With support from Viking Moses.
20:00-23:00

Wed 24 Apr 2019

NEHH presents... The Sun Ra Arkestra

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
The Sun Ra Arkestra, under the able direction of altosaxophonist Marshall Allen since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, returns to Edinburgh in April.
19:30-22:30

Sat 20 Apr 2019   -  Sat 20 Apr 2019

Rhythm Machine

LAST ENTRY 1AM. Standing only.
Rhythm Machine is night of unboundaried dance music and contemporary art. Featuring guest artist Lana Hughes + resident DJ's Yves and William Francis.
23:00 - 03:00

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Samantha Crain & Hamish Hawk

Unreserved seating.
Join us for an intimate evening with two songwriters from either side of the pond - Samantha Crain and Hamish Hawk.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 19 Apr 2019

The Dissection: KC Rules OK

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
The Dissection is a new lecture series which aims to take a deep look at the creation and artistic choices that inform some of Scotland’s most seminal albums. For the first event, host Michael Pedersen talks to King Creosote about his record KC Rules OK.
20:30 - 22:00

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Hollie McNish

Unreserved seating. 27 stairs to venue.
Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. Here, she will be joining us to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her latest poetry collections.
20:00-23:00

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Lowkey

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue
Hip-hop activist Lowkey makes a triumphant return to the live scene off the back of Ghosts of Grenfell - a devastating event that he witnessed first hand.
19:00-22:00

Fri 12 Apr 2019

Neu! Reekie! Remain In Light #3

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
REMAIN IN LIGHT #3 is the third in the new season of shows from Neu! Reekie! with: Woodleigh Research Facility, Denise Johnson, Cinemaattic & more TBC.
18:30 - 22:30

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Author & Punisher + Úir

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Author & Punisher bring their special brand of doom metal to Edinburgh - a robotic experimentation in industrial metal, noise, doom and drone.
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 05 Apr 2019

The Wedding Present

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue.
The Wedding Present will be playing a series of concert dates in 2019 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their major label debut long-player, Bizarro.
(Doors 19:00) 19:30 - 23:00

Thu 04 Apr 2019

Pinegrove

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Pinegrove come to Summerhall in 2019.
19:30

Tue 02 Apr 2019

Tim Hecker

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Few in the field of explorative ambient music have remained as questing and unclassifiable as Canadian composer Tim Hecker. The experiential composer's ninth official full-length, Konoyo was largely recorded during several trips to Japan where he collaborated with members of the gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso, in a temple on the outskirts of Tokyo.
20:00 - 23:00

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Syn Festival Edinburgh

6th Syn Festival - Feel the Vibes | Band night

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue.
Join us for a celebration of the Edinburgh music scene! Seven bands, talented musicians, amazing music of all kinds! The evening will progress from world folk music, to Klezmer, Jazz, Blues, Funk fusion, Ska and Reggae and will close with Industrial Live Drumcore!
19:00 - 00:00

Thu 28 Mar 2019   -  Fri 29 Mar 2019

Summerhall Presents

D ý r a | by SHHE

Audience seated/lying on floor. Contact Summerhall with additional access requirements
SHHE - Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer, Su Shaw - will create a sonic, visual and meditative reimagining of Dýrafjörður in front of a live audience. Part of Summerhall Lab.
22:30 (Thurs) / 00:30, 18:00 (Fri)

Sat 23 Mar 2019

The Queen's Hall

Resonate 2019: Edinburgh Schools' Rock Ensemble

Unreserved seating. 27 stairs to venue.
Edinburgh Schools' Rock Ensemble will be performing live
Doors 18:30, Show 19:00 - 21:30

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Rhythm Machine

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue. LAST ENTRY 1AM.
Rhythm Machine is a monthly night of unboundaried dance music and performance art based at Summerhall. Guest artist Jens Masimov.
23:00 - 03:00

Thu 21 Mar 2019

432 Presents

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.
19:30-23:00

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Kristin Hersh

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Throwing Muses’ lynchpin, Kristin Hersh’s prolific career has seen her heralded queen of the alternative release. Her tenth studio album, Possible Dust Clouds is a highly personalised sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works, a melodious breeze with a tail wind of venomous din.
19:30-23:00

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Scottish Ensemble

Continental Drift

Unreserved seating.
Keyvan Chemirani, Bijan Chemirani and Sokratis Sinopoulos are exceptional musicians: intuitive, agile, inventive. Together, they'll join Scottish Ensemble musicians to explore the connections between the music of Baroque Europe and the Eastern musical traditions of the same era; the results are astonishing, shedding new light on history, music and our perceptions of both.
15:30-17:30