Year round events at Summerhall.
Looking for our 2021 Festival programme?
Mon 06 Sep 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Harmony-laden folk-Americana on Decca Records.
Thu 09 Sep 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Work Together is Summerhall’s new series of Songwriters circles, highlighting some of the best of Scottish music’s established and up and coming songwriting talents. The second All Work Together event features Withered Hand and Carla J. Easton & a special guest TBA.
Sat 02 Oct 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan.
Wed 13 Oct 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she often spent summers camping with her family, which gave her much of her songwriting inspiration. Veirs didn’t seriously listen to music until she was in her 20s; instead, she just heard what was in her environment. She listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during her youth. Veirs is fascinated with the intersection of art and science and she explores that in her work.
Tue 26 Oct 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
It’s been eight years since Lucy unknowingly wandered onto the X Factor stage in 2012 to what would be the beginning of an incredible journey, both professionally and personally. That year being the most googled musician and 4thmost watched video in the world, combined with a tenacious work ethic, led to sold out tours across the globe and over 100 million streams. Lucy has ridden roughshod over the pigeon holes that many have tried, and still try, to put her into.
Sat 06 Nov 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admiral Fallow head to Edinburgh’s Summerhall for their first show in the capital in over three years! Glasgow-based 5 piece fronted by Louis Abbott produce heartbreakingly beautiful, sonically audacious and lyrically bewitching songs. Glasgow’s finest contemporary indie crew have been hard at work on their much-anticipated fourth album, so expect some exciting new tunes in amongst the classics.
Tue 09 Nov 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The UK’s most innovative young Drummer and producer, Yussef Dayes, has gained notoriety on the international stage as a pioneer of his field. Though largely considered a “jazz” drummer, Dayes pushes beyond genre restrictions melding together everything from 70s funk to Senegalese percussion to UK grime. Dayes grew up playing along to his father’s jazz vinyl collection. This was the closest Yussef had to a formal jazz education until at age 10 when he studied under Billy Cobham (Miles Davies’ drummer) for two years.
Wed 10 Nov 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.
Fri 12 Nov 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
As singer with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Jim Bob had 14 top 40 singles, 4 top ten albums (including a number one), sold over a million records, toured the world and headlined Glastonbury.
Sat 13 Nov 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
For a decade, 65daysofstatic could generally be found on the peripheries of any scene trying to claim them, headed in the opposite direction.
Sun 14 Nov 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She’s toured to arenas with Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince, Josie Long and Hannah Gadsby, and has collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger as well as touring with the hugely successful Guilty Feminist shows.
Sat 27 Nov 2021 @ 12:00 pm
The Great Eastern is a brand new all-day music festival taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 9 May. The latest venture from promoters 432 Presents, in association with Summerhall/Nothing Ever Happens Here and The Queen’s Hall, this newly-announced event follows on from the success of The Great Western Festival, which debuted in Glasgow’s West End in November last year.
Fri 03 Dec 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rachel Sermanni is a Scottish based singer/songwriter that makes the mundane moments mystical: shock-positive pregnancy tests in train-station toilets, coffee machine breakages, cold river swims, the regret of not saying ‘I love You’, the moon & how it pulls, bare feet on wood floors, the soft glow of a house plant, ‘what even is consciousness?’, strange dreams lingering in quiet mornings…
Thu 09 Dec 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have left the wiser of us aware that they are no band to be messed with. In the seven years since this band’s inception, the powerful primal charge at their heart has been amplified far beyond the realms of their original imagination. The band’s upward trajectory has done nothing to make the Newcastle-based quintet complacent however, as they’ve used the cumulative force behind them as fuel for their most ambitious and hard-hitting record yet.
Sat 11 Dec 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Following popular previous editions in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, NWF will be making its way back to both Edinburgh and Glasgow year. Maintaining the format of previous festivals, these editions will each offer two extensive three-and-a-half hour sessions of unique whisky tastings, pop-up food, drink and craft stalls, and entertainment – including specially-curated live music, and masterclasses held by expert brand ambassadors.