Best small and boutique UK festivals for 2016

Fed up with endless queues for the bar, trekking miles to the campsite and needing binoculars to make out the tiny shapes on stage? For a more satisfying (and cheaper) experience, then a small or boutique festival may be the answer, and luckily there are more than a few to choose from in the UK. …

December gig guide: This month’s must-see live music

Though December is typically brought grinding to a halt by Christmas shopping and lax public transport timetables, the live music touring machine is still in full swing. So here’s a round-up of what we’re looking forward to in the final month of 2015. From aggro rap/punk crossovers to a pop megastar, there’s something to suit …

Gig Guides November 30, 2015

Chvrches announce London and Glasgow shows

Chvrches have revealed details of their biggest headline shows to date, in London and Glasgow. The synth-pop trio, who recently released their second album Every Open Eye, will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 31 and a hometown show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on April 2. Fellow Scots, The Twilight Sad, will provide support for …

Gig Tickets Music News November 27, 2015

King Tut’s reveals New Year Revolution line-up

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut has announced the line-up for their annual New Year Revolution gig series. Showcasing over 80 up-and-coming Scottish bands, it will take place over 16 nights in January in the famous Glasgow venue. From January 7 until January 23, you can catch Scottish bands including Bloodlines, Apache Darling, Ded Rabbit and Holy Fire …

Gig Tickets Music News November 19, 2015

Savages announce 2016 UK tour dates

Savages have announced a 2016 world tour that will include eight dates in the UK. The four piece will tour in support of their forthcoming album Adore Life, which will be released on January 22 next year. The tour will kick off shortly after the album release and UK dates will include shows in London, Bexhill, …

Gig Tickets October 28, 2015

Wolf Alice announce 2016 UK tour

Wolf Alice seem nothing short of unstoppable at the moment. The London band, fronted by Ellie Rowsell, have just finished an extensive UK and US tour and will be hitting the road in Europe next month. After discovering that their debut album My Love Is Cool had been nominated for the Mercury Prize, they have today announced a 2016 …

12 gigs and tours to get along to this October

With festival season but a distant memory, it’s left to the touring live music machine to grind into gear and get that Autumnal gig season chugging along nicely. That’s exactly what we’re getting in October, which sees bands jumping into their tour vans and embarking on a number of high profile jaunts. Here are our picks …

Gig Guides October 1, 2015

6 films you need to see at SQIFF

Collaborating with local festivals, filmmakers, actors, venues and many stalwarts of the Scottish queer community, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival presents its inaugural edition this September with an inspiring mix of shorts, features, workshops and parties. With a strong intention to be as accessible and broadly appealing as possible, SQIFF is an ambitious and …

Film Lists September 14, 2015

5 essential films to see at Take One Action

Take One Action film festival is back this month, with multiple screenings taking place over a range of venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The festival aims to showcase inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern – and you can catch a great film or two while you’re at it. As well as the …

Film Lists Film Opinion September 11, 2015
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