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 seen 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 come 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.


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  • The Ex

    The Ex (40th Anniversary Tour)

    Thu 19 Sep 2019

    The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex exists 40 years this year and is still going strong. New projects, new songs and new adventures.

  • Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert

    Fri 20 Sep 2019

    Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert have decided it’s time to part ways. The heart can only hold so much. To celebrate their uncoupling, they will play their final shows in the UK this year.

  • Local Natives

    Local Natives

    Mon 14 Oct 2019

    Local Natives come to Edinburgh’s Summerhall on their 2019 tour, in support of their fourth full-length record, Violet Street.

  • Bombskare

    Bombskare: Skalloween

    Fri 25 Oct 2019

    The bishops of bounce, the sorcerers of skank, the undisputed masters of Scottish death reggae come to Summerhall for a special Halloween show.

  • She Drew The Gun

    She Drew The Gun

    Fri 01 Nov 2019

    She Drew The Gun make impassioned, hypnotic and darkly ornate psych-pop built around the lyrically evocative songwriting of singer-guitarist Louisa Roach. 

  • Bain Moller Molsky

    Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky

    Sun 17 Nov 2019

    Shetland fiddle maestro Aly Bain, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky unite to explore their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures.

  • 100% Soul

    Fri 29 Nov 2019

    The outstanding Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir perform an exhilarating Live Soul Revue, featuring all your favourite classic Motown & Soul hits of the 60s & 70s.

  • Aldous Harding

    Aldous Harding

    Sun 01 Dec 2019

    An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Coming to Summerhall, Edinburgh December 2019.

  • Dreadzone

    Fri 13 Dec 2019

    One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993

  • Rumours

    Wed 18 Dec 2019

    The outstanding Transatlantic Ensemble, return to Summerhall Edinburgh this Xmas, to perform Fleetwood Mac's iconic Rumours album, live on the evening of Wednesday December 18th.

Credit: Peter Dibdin Photography