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

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 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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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 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

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Mediterraneo: Carnevale 2019! with The Badwills, Swampfog + Bristol Branch

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
A wild night of Italian Pizzica, New Orleans Brass, Brazilian Forró, and masks... lots of masks! Featuring: Swampfog, The Badwills and Bristol Branch.
20:30-01:00

Sun 03 Feb 2019

Gyða Valtýsdottir

Unreserved seating. 27 stairs to venue
Mūm's Gyða Valtýsdottir brings her new project Epicycle to The Dissection Room in February 2019.
20:00-23:00

Fri 01 Feb 2019

NEHH presents... The Vaselines

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Iconic, playful and totally catchy, The Vaselines play Summerhall for Independent Venue Week. See Kurt Cobain's 'favourite songwriters in the world' live.
20:00-23:00

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Nothing Ever Happens Here

NEHH presents... The Wave Pictures

Standing Only. 27 Stairs to venue
The Wave Pictures come to Edinburgh in celebration of their promised second album of the year, Look Inside Your Heart - a warm, joyous record celebrating friendship, happiness and drunken party times.
20:00-23:00

Thu 20 Dec 2018

World Headquarters & Nat Turner Live

Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours': Performed by the Transatlantic Ensemble - Xmas Special

This event may include the use of flashing lights. Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue.
Having brought the house down with their Fringe Festival Summerhall show, Westhouse Collective's outstanding 'Transatlantic Ensemble' return by popular demand, for a Xmas special to perform Fleetwood Mac's iconic 'Rumours' album in it’s entirety.
Doors 8pm, band onstage 8:45pm

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Lost Map

KID CANAVERAL'S CHRISTMAS BAUBLES IX

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Live music + DJs, across multiple rooms, with your hosts Kid Canaveral, from 2pm until 1am.  First act confirmed, London DIY punks, Big Joanie.
14:00 - 01:00

Mon 10 Dec 2018

NEHH presents... Julia Holter

Standing only. 27 stairs to venue
Julia Holter returns to Summerhall in celebration of her upcoming record Aviary. Aviary is an epic journey through what Julia Holter describes as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.”
20:00-23:00

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Nothing Ever Happens Here

NEHH presents... Modern Studies

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
Modern Studies are a chamber pop band from Glasgow-via-Yorkshire. Their quietly experimental landscape songs are played on analogue synths, cello, double bass, drums, guitars, a wine-glass orchestra and, at the creaking centre of things, a Victorian pedal harmonium.
20:00-23:00

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Napier University

Rip it Up - Remixed

Standing Only. 27 Stairs to venue
Rip it up - Remixed is a night of Scottish pop music from the last 50 years with a twist. Featuring Barbe Rousse, Gus Harrower & Glass Ships.
19:30-23:00

Sun 14 Oct 2018

NEHH presents... Mark Kozelek

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Over the last 20 years Mark Kozelek has been ploughing his own unique furrow, through his work in the band Red House Painters and through the moniker Sun Kil Moon. In 2017, Mark released a self-titled record in collaboration with Ben Boye (of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) and drummer Jim White (Dirty Three).
20:00-23:00

Thu 04 Oct 2018

NEHH presents... Jon Boden

Unreserved seating. 27 Stairs up to venue.
Jon Boden, best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead, launched his solo career in 2016, playing the self-penned songs of the albums Painted Lady and Songs From The Floodplain and latest album Afterglow (Oct ’17, Hudson Records), material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden and his A Folk Song A Day project.
19:30-23:00

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Nothing Ever Happens Here

Kathryn Joseph

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Award-winning singer-songwriter Kathryn Joseph returns to Edinburgh in a poignantly staged, live performance of her new album, From When I Wake The Want Is.
20:00-22:00

Fri 31 Aug 2018

NEHH presents... The Lone Bellow

Standing Only. 27 Stairs to venue
The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base.
20:00-23:00

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Braw Gigs & NEHH present... Godflesh

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Godflesh are an English experimental metal band from Birmingham. Melding influences ranging from electronic music to dub, Godflesh’s innovative music is widely regarded as a founding influence on both industrial metal and post-metal.
20:00-23:00

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Nothing Ever Happens Here

Rip It Up Festival

Standing only. Event takes place outside.
NEHH are happy to present a full day of world-class music to celebrate the opening of NMS' flagship exhibition "Rip it Up", a celebration of Scottish Rock and Pop from the 1950's to present day. Including: Stanley Odd, Emma Pollock, Withered Hand, Modern Studies, Babe, be Charlotte & very special guests. Part of Southern Exposure.
12:00-22:30

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival & Summerhall Presents

Retrospective LIVE! - Monterey Pop

Standing only
Continuing EIFF’s annual retrospective event, we are delighted to bring the wonderful and rarely seen Monterey Pop to the outdoor screen at Summerhall. Part of Southern Exposure.
20:30-00:30

Sun 17 Jun 2018

NEHH presents... Michael Hurley + James Yorkston

Unreserved seating.
Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own.
20:00-23:00

Sat 09 Jun 2018

NEHH presents... Kris Drever

Unreserved seating. 27 Stairs up to venue.
Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
20:00-23:00

Sat 12 May 2018

Mediterraneo: Cinema & Musica! With Assunta Spina (film & live score), The Badwills & Viper Swing

Film: unreserved seating. Concert: standing only.
Edinburgh very own wild world music concert series, Mediterraneo, is back with a huge, special live cinema and music edition this spring! This huge edition will have a very special screening of 1915 silent film Assunta Spina, with a brand new score performed live from The Badwills.
Film at 20:30 / Concert at 22:00-01:00

Thu 10 May 2018

NEHH presents... The Spook School

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Scotland’s indie-pop optimists The Spook School come to Edinburgh with their 3rd record 'Could It Be Different?'. It’s been a journey of self-discovery and feel-good realism; modern, dance-friendly indie-pop fuelling the fun.
20:00-23:00

Thu 03 May 2018

NEHH presents... Adam Stafford 'Fire Behind The Curtain' Album Launch

Unreserved seating.
Recorded in the Song, by Toad HQ, The Happiness Hotel, the latest addition to the Adam Stafford opus is Fire Behind the Curtain. The neoclassical L.P. is a testament of hope in his battle against depression. It was written over an 8-year period and inspired by Adam's love of Meredith Monk, Michael Gordon and US Minimalism.
20:00-23:00

Tue 01 May 2018

NEHH presents... Shonen Knife

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko Yamana first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop, particularly The Ramones.
20:00-23:00

Fri 27 Apr 2018

NEHH presents... A Hawk and A Hacksaw

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
A Hawk and A Hacksaw return with new record 'Forest Bathing' this year, inspired by the Japanese medical term Shinrin-Yoku (translating as 'taking in the forest atmosphere' and the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.
20:00 - 23:00

Thu 26 Apr 2018

NEHH presents... Broken Records + The Little Kicks

Standing only. 27 stairs up to venue
Having recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, Edinburgh’s Broken Records return in 2018 with the release of their fourth studio album entitled ‘What We Might Know’, released 30th March.
20:00 - 23:00