What's On Scotland 22-29 Aug: Jupiter Rising & more

Multi-arts festival Jupiter Rising returns this weekend for another year with music, art, performance, film and moving image and a late night stage curated by OH141. Plus, Beyond Borders, The Glad Cafe's 7th Birthday, Sub Club SoundSystem and more...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 22 Aug 2019
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As the dust starts to settle on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another year, festival season isn't quite over just yet as Jupiter Rising returns to the beautiful sculptural landscape of Jupiter Artland.

Jupiter Rising boasts a festival like no other, now with an extended format that sees two and a half days of acts, shows and experiences. The festival serves up a unique alternative for the bank holiday weekend, with musical acts including Cate Le Bon, The Comet Is Coming and The Vaselines just a few of those lined up to perform.

But it doesn't stop with the music. Across the weekend, there will also be art installations and performance, film and moving image, and a late night stage curated by OH141, featuring DJ sets by the likes of Sarra Wild, Ribeka and Plantainchipps.

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The Million Dollar Orchestra
SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow. 24 Aug, 8pm
Glasgow disco legend Al Kent (pictured) brings his Million Dollar Orchestra back, following Million Dollar Disco's 20th anniversary celebrations earlier this year. A ten-piece rhythm section, percussionists and a group of vocalists backed by a huge string section will perform all your favourite disco hits. Keep the party going afterwards, with Kent DJing in the warehouse until 3am.

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The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh. 25 Aug, 7.30pm
As the Fringe winds down, WENCH take you out of the madness of the city centre for a 'female-led feast of punk, poetry, art, folk and electronic music'. There’ll be music, poetry and storytelling from Edinburgh group Acolyte (pictured), featuring former Scottish slam champion Iona Lee and Maranta's Gloria Black, and a whole host of other acts. Image: Finnian Croy

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Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)
Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 23-25 Aug, 9pm
You may recognise the title of Luisa Omielan's Fringe show from her BBC One TV show of the same name; this time around, Politics for Bitches is live onstage and on steroids. With the goal of doing all the things she couldn’t do on-air due to restrictions, this extended cut won’t beat around the bush when it comes to pulling apart politics with an air of side-splitting realism. Image: Karla Gowlett

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Beyond Borders International Festival
Traquiar House, Innerleithen, 24-25 Aug
2019 marks the ten year anniversary of Traquair House’s prestigious intellectual festival, Beyond Borders. An array of thinkers, writers, politicians and speakers head to the Borders for a weekend of enlightening debates and discussions, while the Walled Garden hosts musical performances, art exhibits and a plethora of well-being activities. Image: David Packard

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Pieute 7th Birthday
Pieute, Edinburgh. 24 Aug, 12pm
Edinburgh clothing brand Pieute celebrate seven years in existence in typical Pieute fashion, by bringing in a sound system and throwing an in-store party featuring tunes and tins. Brand new collective Volens Chorus make their debut at the party, providing tunes throughout the day, while Pieute will be responsible for providing the tins. Image: Robbie Walker

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Glad Cafe 7th Birthday
The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. 24 Aug, 7.30pm
Also joining in on the seventh birthday celebrations this weekend are The Glad Cafe, who are throwing a party in honour of the venue's continuing success on Saturday night. Homegrown legends The Pastels will headline the party, with Ela Orleans (pictured) also lined up to perform and Eilidh Rodgers of Sacred Paws DJing in the cafe afterwards. Image: Niall M Walker

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Palidrone: Josey Rebelle
The Mash House, Edinburgh. 24 Aug, 11pm
It’s hard to believe Palidrone are only just over a year old given the number of massive parties they’ve brought to Edinburgh in their short existence. Heading up the bill of their latest show is London DJ and Rinse FM stalwart Josey Rebelle, who continues to go from strength to strength, proving herself as one of the best and most in-demand DJs going right now. Image: Sami Janjer

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Sub Club SoundSystem
BAaD, Glasgow, 24-25 Aug, 2pm
Escape from Edinburgh for the closing weekend of the Fringe and have a big ol’ party at the Barras courtesy of Sub Club. Moodymann, Jayda G (pictured), Horse Meat Disco and Harri & Domenic hold things down on Saturday, while Sunday sees sets from Peggy Gou, Gerd Janson and more, alongside some of Scotland’s finest, including Le Freak, LEZZER QUEST and Ribeka. Image: Farah Nosh

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