Live Music in Edinburgh

In four years, Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here… has grown from an idea to bolster Edinburgh’s music scene, to become one of the best places to see exciting, live music in the city.

We’ve brought Billy Bragg, Sun Kil Moon, FaUSt, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Grandaddy, Janka Nabay, Charlotte Church, Iceage, Hinds, Titus Andronicus and a whole host of others to Summerhall’s Dissection Room, whilst helping to provide a platform for young bands in Edinburgh to play with established touring musicians from around the globe. This year, we’re reaffirming our commitment to this, with a new scheme to get everyone on Edinburgh’s music community listening.

The Ticket Scheme

At every NEHH show this year, there’ll be TEN FREE TICKETS put aside for up-and-coming musicians in Edinburgh.

We want you to come along to gigs, to watch bands you wouldn’t usually see and get inspired and we want NEHH to be something every upcoming musician in Edinburgh can shoot for. So come along and check something new out!

Interested? Get in touch, tell us what you’re working on, and we’ll put you in the mix.


'Arguably Edinburgh's best music programme of the year'

No.4 on The List Hot 100 2016
  • Meursault

    Sat 17 Feb 2018

    Meursault celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first record, 'Pissing on Bonfires/Kissing with Tongues' by performing it in it's entirety.

  • Mardi Gras!

    Fri 23rd Feb 2018

    Mardi Gras transforms Summerhall this February - grab your masks and some dancin' shoes for a night down in New Orleans, with music from Swampfog & more TBA with TB-Sí on the decks through the night. Costumes encouraged!

  • Out Lines

    Sat 17 Mar 2018

    Three of the country's most intriguing, exciting artists come together as Out Lines to release Conflats, a gorgeous set of songs inspired by stories of hardship and sorrow, redemption and hope.

  • Indigo Velvet

    Sat 24 Mar 2018

    Dubbed ‘Tropical-pop’ thanks to fun, upbeat songs, African rhythms and varied indie influences, Leith's Indigo Velvet come to the Dissection Room. Supports TBA.

  • Broken Records

    Thu 26 Apr 2018

    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.

  • A Hawk and A Hacksaw

    Fri 27 Apr 2018

    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.

  • Shonen Knife

    Tue 1 May 2018

    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.

  • Kris Drever

    Sat 9 Jun 2018

    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.

Credit: Peter Dibdin Photography