The hot ticket, summer roundup
It's time to get booking tickets to these unmissable gigs, shows, and events...
Already the fastest-selling theatre tour ever within hours of going on sale, Tim Firth’s new musical The Band, based on the music of Take That will feature the winners of the BBC talent show Let It Shine. It stops at King’s Theatre, Glasgow between 26 June and 07 July 2018 before heading to Edinburgh Playhouse.
War in America
The King’s and Festival Theatre’s youth theatre group, The Attic Collective, has staged a huge coup with its new production. Not only will it bring to light an unproduced and very timely piece of political writing by the acclaimed Scots playwright Jo Clifford, but it will also take audiences inside one of Edinburgh’s most famous and controversial disused buildings. 26 -27 May 2017 The Former Royal High School, Edinburgh. More information here.
Run by Slam Events alongside Electric Frog, Riverside Festival is an established, 5,000-capacity dance music city festival is the natural replacement for the absent T in the Park Slam Tent this year. A first rate and diverse line-up includes Sven Vath, Nina Kraviz, Art Department, Derrick Carter, Detroit Swindle, Surgeon and local heroes Slam and Jackmaster. 27-28 May Riverside Museum, Glasgow.
Edinburgh Art Festival
Another of Edinburgh’s big August festivals has also released its programme, and will use the city and its galleries in new and inventive ways. Among the 45 planned exhibitions will be a welcome (albeit temporary) return to use for Inverleith House at the Botanic Gardens, an art walk around Calton Hill presented by the Collective Gallery, and big shows by artists including Ed Ruscha and Douglas Gordon. 27 July-27 August,Various venues.More information here.
Edinburgh International Festival
The programme for the 70th anniversary year of the most prestigious of all Edinburgh’s festivals is now on sale, with a premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s new play The Divide (presented with London’s Old Vic, who brought Richard II with Alec Guinness to the first Edinburgh festival) among the highlights, alongside shows from PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker and Benjamin Clementine. 04-28 August,Various venues.Buy tickets here.