In 2018, SUMMERHALL is holding a brand-new 10-day series called SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, all taking place in its central courtyard. Events include music from Scottish legends to ambient jazz, a completely revamped take on the annual FestivALE, an outdoor ceilidh and film screenings.

Collaborating with Synergy Concerts, National Museums Scotland & The Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as their homegrown music programme Nothing Ever Happens Here, this is Summerhall’s most ambitious project yet either side of the Edinburgh Fringe!

What’s on…

  • Idlewild

    Thu 21 June 2018

    To celebrate the launch of the Rip It Up Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, Idlewild play Summerhall with PAWS + Man of Moon in support.

  • The Skids

    The Skids & Big Country

    Tue 19 Jun 2018

    Two of Fife’s most influential bands come together this June – The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson & Tom Kellichan. The late Stuart Adamson then went on to form Big Country in 1981 with Bruce Watson. Part of Southern Exposure.

  • Rip It Up Festival

    Sat 23 Jun 2018

    NEHH are happy to present a full day of world-class music to celebrate the opening of NMS’ flagship exhibition “Rip it Up”, a celebration of Scottish Rock and Pop from the 1950’s to present day. Including: Stanley Odd, Emma Pollock, Withered Hand, Modern Studies, Babe, be Charlotte & very special guests. Part of Southern Exposure.

  • Monterey Pop screening

    Fri 22 June 2018

    Continuing EIFF’s annual retrospective event, we are delighted to bring the wonderful and rarely seen Monterey Pop to the outdoor screen at Summerhall.

  • Beer Festival


    Fri 15 Jun 2018 -  Sat 16 Jun 2018

    FestivALE returns this June – This year, we’ll be moving outside to the courtyard as part of Southern Exposure and we’ll be revelling in the festival spirit and midsummer sunshine.

  • Portico Quartet

    Portico Quartet

    Wed 20 Jun 2018

    Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet have always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound. Part of Southern Exposure.

  • Rezillos

    The Rezillos

    Sun 24 Jun 2018

    The Rezillos ripped into the rock scene through a shared love of Sixties Garage Rock, the Spectoresque Girl Group voice of The Shangri Las injected with their inimitable molten attitude and created their unique left-field brand of punk rock and roll. Part of Southern Exposure.

  • Courtyard Ceilidh

    Courtyard Ceilidh

    Sun 17 Jun 2018

    Summerhall presents the return of the Courtyard Ceilidh. The Scott Leslie Band will take you through the whirlwind steps of all the classics – Join us for this fun Sunday afternoon with what will hopefully be a glorious day of sunshine! Part of Southern Exposure.

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