Gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh: 27 Jun-3 Jul

Kelburn Garden Party and TRNSMT lead the charge for festivals this week, plus there's live shows from Rufus Wainwright and Kiefer Sutherland among others

Preview by Music Team | 27 Jun 2018

Gigs in Edinburgh this week

Kiefer Sutherland @ The Queen's Hall, 29 Jun
The Canadian actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer in the long-running TV series 24, will be filling Edinburgh's Queen's Hall with his country-tinged tunes tonight following the release of his latest single This Is How It's Done.

Rufus Wainwright @ The Lyceum Theatre, 2-3 Jul
The son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright brings his inimitable chops to Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre this week for two nights of his All These Poses 20th Anniversary Tour.

Start to End: Jeff Buckley's Grace @ Summerhall, 3 Jul
Last time Start to End performed Jeff Buckley’s Grace in full, we called it “a triumph.” If that’s not reason enough to go and see it, then we don’t know what is. Sam West joins all the usual suspects, returning once again to provide vocals in what he describes as “one of the hardest challenges in popular music.” Catch it tonight at Summerhall or at Glasgow's Oran Mor on 4 Jul.

Scottish Event of the Week

[Future Get Down by Ian Schofield]

Kelburn Garden Party @ Kelburn Castle, nr Largs, 29 Jun-1 Jul
In case you didn't already know by now, we've curated our own stage at this year's Kelburn Garden Party. Wahey! On Saturday 30 June we're taking over the festival's Pyramid Stage to bring you a veritable aural feast of some of our favourite up-and-coming Scottish acts: Future Get Down, SKJØR, CRYSTAL, Kobi Onyame, Annie Booth, Lou Mclean, ST.MARTiiNS, Khalid Al Khajah, Super Inuit and DTHPDL. Click here to read more about all the bands playing our stage.

Gigs in Glasgow this week

TRNSMT @ Glasgow Green, 29 Jun-1 Jul
The first of two TRNSMT weekends is finally here and this weekend as well as enjoying nostalgic acts like Stereophonics, Shed Seven, Embrace and Liam Gallagher, you can also party hard to the sounds of Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, Pale Waves, IAMDDB, BBC Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid, and Aussie pop wonders Confidence Man. Get down!

Savage Mansion @ Mono, 30 Jun
It seems you can't stop Glasgow slacker pop four-piece Savage Mansion from playing shows at the moment – if you've missed any of their recent shows, or even if you haven't, then you know what to do tonight... that's right, go and see them! It's free after all, as if you needed any more incentive!

Fatherson @ King Tut's, 30 Jun
Fatherson recently announced their latest LP Sum of All Your Parts, set for release in September. As a warm up for their appearance on Sunday at TRNSMT on the King Tut's stage catch them in the real life King Tut's tonight. And for those of you in Edinburgh, they also Sneaky Pete's two nights earlier on 28 Jun.

Fiesta x Fold @ Kelvingrove Park, 30Jun-1 Jul
The 70s are back and you can find them in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park this weekend all thanks to Fiesta x FOLD, the brand new festival brought to you by the team behind The West End Fiesta, who have collaborated with the legendary Niles Rodgers’ Let’s Freak Out Let’s Dance Party. Expect live performances this weekend from Earth, Wind & Fire, Emeli Sandé, Laura Mvula, Morcheeba, Ana Matronic (Sister Sisters) as well as Nile Rodgers & Chic. Aaaaaw, freak out!

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Leave the City...

XpoNorth @ Various Venues, Inverness, 27-28 Jun
Scotland’s leading creative industries and showcase festival, XpoNorth returns to Inverness, with a whole load of seminars, workshops, film screenings and live music performances spread over the course of the weekend. This year’s showcasing Scottish artists include alt-pop group Acrylic, grunge four-piece CRYSTAL and electronic artist Edwin Organ.