Summerhall and Nothing Ever Happens Here are proud to be collaborating for the first time with the Edinburgh International Film Festival to present ‘Sound & Vision,’ the inaugural two day al fresco live music and film screening events – all in the magical courtyard at Summerhall in the heart of the city.

As part of the Films In The City programme we are proud and excited to be presenting two very different, but very special nights.

Sound + Vision: Lost in France

Friday 17 June, 2016 (17:30)

In the late 1990s, a collection of musicians from Chemikal Underground Records hired a bus and headed off on a road trip to a town in rural France to play a one-off gig. Now they are headed back to relive the experience. From Mogwai to Franz Ferdinand, The Delagados to RM Hubbart, Chemikal Underground defines the independent record scene in Scotland from the mid 90s until present day. Lost in France, in exploring a small moment in its history, defines what has made the label and its acts so adored by fans around the world.


Sound + Vision: About a Boy

Saturday 18 June, 2016 (15:30)

NEHH, Summerhall and EIFF over the moon to welcome  Badly Drawn Boy to the venue, to perform live the soundtrack to the film About a Boy. This will be followed by a outdoor screening of the Oscar nominated blockbuster.

They say everyman is an an Island…’ well ours is the courtyard and its the middle of our wonderful site. Bring a blanket, see Badly Drawn Boy LIVE then watch a classic British film! This is a unique night to be part of three amazing Edinburgh institutions – and we expect tickets to fly so get in quick.


Do bear in mind that it is an outdoor event, it is Edinburgh – in June – be prepared, bring a mac!

There are limited, VIP picnic bench tickets for sale where up to 6 of you have your very own seats, blankets, popcorn, table service and a great view.

There will be bars food stalls, pop corn, ice cream and the odd rendition of Killing Me softly…

You can only book VIP benches through the Summerhall box office – ALL courtyard tickets will be sold through both Summerhall and EIFF websites.