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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  • 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.

  • C Duncan

    C Duncan

    Fri 10 May 2019

    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.

  • PAWS


    Sat 11 May 2019

    PAWS return to Summerhall’s Dissection Room this May with their upcoming fourth record, Your Church On My Bonfire. Tickets available.

  • 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.

  • Severed Heads

    Severed Heads + NOL (Cancelled)

    Thu 23 May 2019

    Since 1979 Australian music pioneers Severed Heads has thumped out a noisy disco sound that’s inspired dance styles from EBM to Chicago House.

  • easy star all stars

    Easy Star All-Stars playing ‘Dub Side of the Moon’

    Thu 23 May 2019

    Easy Star All-Stars perform their classic tribute record Dub Side of the Moon at Summerhall, Edinburgh.

  • Erol Alkan

    Erol Alkan

    Fri 24 May 2019

    Sneaky Petes are throwing a big party at Summerhall to welcome back producer, DJ and label founder Erol Alkan.

  • Shakey Graves

    Shakey Graves

    Thu 06 Jun 2019

    Shakey Graves Is Just Here For The Spice Girls Mini Solo Tour comes to Summerhall, Edinburgh this June – Tickets available.

  • a a bondy

    A.A. Bondy

    Sat 08 Jun 2019

    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.

  • The Orb

    The Orb – 30th Anniversary Tour

    Sat 08 Jun 2019

    Ambient House pioneers The Orb come to Summerhall, Edinburgh as part of their 30th anniversary tour. This performance is SOLD OUT.

  • Sacred Paws

    Sacred Paws

    Sat 15 Jun 2019

    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.

  • Jeffrey Lewis

    Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

    Wed 19 Jun 2019

    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

  • Aslan


    Fri 14 Jun 2019

    Aslan come to Edinburgh’s Summerhall this June – tickets available Monday 18th March at 9am.

  • Southern Exposure

    Southern Exposure

    Fri 21 Jun 2019 -  Sat 22 Jun 2019

    Southern Exposure returns to Summerhall’s Dissection Room this June with 2 packed days of the best in Scottish talent.

  • Free Love

    Free Love

    Fri 02 Aug 2019

    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.

  • Bodega


    Mon 12 Aug 2019

    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.

  • Cate Le Bon

    Cate Le Bon

    Sun 25 Aug 2019

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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