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Summerhall Festival 2022

Summerhall 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Summerhall’s programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 is now live!

Summerhall is a space for everyone. Whether you’re engaging with our performance programme, partying at one of our club nights, grabbing a drink in the pub, or simply soaking up the atmosphere in our hidden courtyard, there is something at Summerhall for you to explore, discover and enjoy this August.

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Los Bitchos

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Panthers prowling through a desert. Cowgirls swaggering into a saloon and kicking up dust. Riding shotgun with a Tarantino heroine. Having the fiesta of your lives under a giant piñata

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Nothing Ever Happens Here

Cate Le Bon

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

The past few years have seen Le Bon emerge as a much lauded and sought-after collaborator,  producing albums for contemporaries such as Deerhunter (Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?), John Grant

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Nothing Ever Happens Here

Tune-Yards

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

The duo of Merill Garbus and Nate Brenner, tUnE-yArDs combines soulful vocals, unusual percussion, and trenchant social commentary into uniquely vibrant music.

Their 2021 album Sketchy., builds on the introspective feel of their previous work with an energetic, dynamic approach.

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Nothing Ever Happens Here

Efterklang

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

For over twenty years, Efterklang have been pushing the barriers of experimental, electronic, emotional chamber-pop. Announcing their sixth studio album Windflowers, their first for City Slang, the Danish trio of Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen continue a creative journey that’s brought them closer together, even as their lives grow apart. Channelling the motifs of hope and change its namesake flora represents, the album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their most concise, most direct and confidently Efterklang-style pop songs to date.

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432 Presents

Deerhoof

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

One of the most acclaimed acts of the early 21st century, Deerhoof mix vibrant melodies, noise, and an experimental spirit into utterly distinctive music. Their approach was so singular that they could explore any style or influence — from classic rock to classical music — and make it sound purely Deerhoof.

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432 Presents

The Weather Station + Circuit De Yeux

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Ignorance, the critically acclaimed album by the The Weather Station, begins enigmatically; a hissing hi hat, a stuttering drum beat. A full minute passes before the entry of Tamara Lindeman’s

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Gentle Sinners

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Gentle Sinners – the new project from Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and James Graham (The Twilight Sad) – released their first album These Actions Cannot Be Undone earlier this year. It’s the album’s cathartic, rousing finale ‘Landfill’ – built from rolling, toppling drums and flashes of synths and strings as atop it all layers of intersecting vocals from Graham explore addressing your mental health head on and the conflicting emotions it can bring.

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Amy Duncan and Ben Harrison

Undertow Overflow

Anatomy Lecture Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh

Undertow Overflow is a new collaboration between multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Amy Duncan and award winning director and writer Ben Harrison. Amy and Ben promise an evening of emotionally charged, surprising

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Summerhall Presents

Transatlantic Blondie: The hits of Blondie with The Transatlantic Ensemble

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

The classic hits Debbie Harry & Blondie created in the late 70s & early 80s are both timeless & almost endless. This special new project sees all the Blondie hits you know & love recreated at this special, Saturday night show by the supremely talented Transatlantic Ensemble – a Summerhall staple beloved for their multiple-sell out show Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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DF Concerts

(CANCELLED) The Wannadies

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

The Wannadies are one of Sweden’s sweetest secrets, a band that was lucky enough to look beyond the pop sensations of Abba, Ace of Base, and Roxette to establish a career inside modern rock. Hailing from Skelleftea, the Wannadies formed in the late ’80s and brought Sweden’s alternative rock scene to the forefront nearly a decade later.

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432 Presents

Bodega

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Since BODEGA’s formation in 2016, Ben and Nikki (who previously played together in the band BODEGA BAY) have experienced a rare meteoric rise. The duo double as filmmakers, earning acclaim

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

Main Hall

The world renowned Edinburgh Ceilidh Club brings you the very best in Scottish ceilidh dancing, featuring Scotland’s top ceilidh bands. Brilliant live music and dancing for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced ceilidh dancers.

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Form by arrangement with Fire Proof Talent

Kosheen – Resist 20th Anniversary

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

Kosheen, one of the UK’s booming live electronic music showstoppers, broke into prominence with their debut hit ‘Hide U‘ off their debut album in 2001, the platinum selling Resist, following by crossover hits ‘Catch‘, ‘Hungry‘ and ‘All In My Head‘. Kosheen successfully placed two UK Top Ten albums, topped the UK and European music charts and won lots of awards with their unique blend of breakbeat rhythms of drum’n’bass to more traditional songcraft, a side of the band embodied by singer and songwriter Sian Evans.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

UN:TITLED

Dissection Room 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

SCO Ensemble Gemma Cairney MC Plus special guests Co-curated by Su-a Lee, Louise Goodwin and Gemma Cairney Step outside the confines of the concert hall and join us for an informal, inspiring mix