Grandaddy to Headline Summerhall’s Fringe Gig Series

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Summerhall have put together another strong line-up of live music for their Edinburgh Fringe programme in August, with reformed space-rock grandees Grandaddy the stand-out name.

Other acts confirmed for the Newington venue’s festival roster, organised by year-round gig series Nothing Ever Happens Here, include Texan singer-songwriter Kevin Morby, Chicago blues musician Willis Earl Beal and a DJ set from post-dubstep duo Mount Kimbie.

Scottish talent is well represented too, with fast-rising Glasgow band White on the line-up, alongwith local favourites Withered Hand and Broken Records, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni.

California’s Grandaddy, fronted by Jason Lytle, enjoyed major critical success for their second album, The Sophtware Slump, in 2000 and its follow-up Sumday in 2003.

The five-piece split in 2006 after fourth record Just Like the Fambly Cat in 2006, but got back together in 2012. While it’s only been a live reunion so far, there are rumours of a long-awaited fifth album.

Here’s the Summerhall Fringe music line-in full:

05/08 – Cosmic Disco Party
06/08 – Kathryn Joseph & The Anchoress
06/08 – Soulsville
10/08 – Rachel Sermanni & Matt Norris and The Moon
11/08 – Willis Earl Beal & Myles Manley
12/08 – Orchestra Del Sol & Guests
13/08 – White & Bossy Love
13/08 – Rhythm Machine
17/08 – Mark Fell
18/08 – Richard Dawson & Nev Clay
18/08 – Mount Kimbie DJ
19/08 – The Soul Foundation
20/08 – Broken Records & Adam Stafford
20/08 – Rhythm Machine
21/08 – Suuns & Support
22/08 – Grandaddy & Support
26/08 – Eska & Support
27/08 – Withered Hand & Chris T-T
27/08 – Rhythm Machine
28/08 – Bill Wells National Jazz Trio of Scotland
28/08 – Firecracker Records host Nothing Ever Happens Here Closing Party

Tickets for the Summerhall shows are on sale now – with Grandaddy tickets on sale from Friday (27 May) at 10am. More info at