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.


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  • The Wave Pictures

    Fri 18 Jan 2019

    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.

  • The Vaselines

    Fri 1 Feb 2019

    Iconic, playful and totally catchy, The Vaselines play Summerhall for Independent Venue Week. See Kurt Cobain's 'favourite songwriters in the world' live.

  • Gyða Valtýsdottir

    Sun 3 Feb 2019

    Mūm's Gyða Valtýsdottir brings her new project Epicycle to The Dissection Room in February 2019 as part of Independent Venue Week.

  • Mediterraneo: Carnevale!

    Sat 16 Feb 2019

    A wild night of Italian Pizzica, New Orleans Brass, Brazilian Forró, and masks... lots of masks! Featuring: Swampfog, The Badwills and Bristol Branch.

  • The Sun Ra Arkestra

    Wed 24 Apr 2019

    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.

  • James Yorkston

    Thu 02 May 2019

    James Yorkston returns to Summerhall to celebrate the release of his new album The Route to the Harmonium on Feb 22nd 2019.

  • Grace Petrie

    Fri 17 May 2019

    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.

Credit: Peter Dibdin Photography