BandWagon & Playhard StageTime a two day convention at this year's Edinburgh Fest

BandWagon & Playhard StageTime a two day convention at this year’s Edinburgh Fest


BandWagon & CMU StageTime : Art of Live Performances is a two day convention at the Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh on the 11th and 12th August.

The line up for Stagetime: The Art of Live Performance (

Kindly sponsored by Tiger Beer UK – BandWagon ( and Playhard ( present a night of the very best emerging Scottish artists including a special guest appearance by Mark Morriss (Bluetones).

Taking place at Edinburgh’s top music venue, The Electric Circus. The Stagetime Showcase is set to be one of the highlights of the Stagetime conference.


Mark Morriss:

Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan. At the back end of 2011 the decision was made to disband The Bluetones, resulting in a shock farewell tour.

Touring extensively throughout the remainder of 2012 and gearing towards the much anticipated album release, you can catch Mark Morriss live as he continues to tour up and down the UK.


LETTERS’ succession of single releases have caused a ripple in the blogosphere north and south of the border which have earned them support slots with One Little Indian outfit ‘Wild Palms’ as well as sets at the Rockness and Wickerman Festivals in 2011.

“I’m loving It!”
Steve Lamacq

“Dark, atmospheric, with some epic-sounding drums washing over the end.”
Drowned In Sound

The Gold Lions:

The Gold Lions are an Edinburgh based 2 piece Rock/Blues band. They met at Edinburgh University in 2007 the and after winning the Edinburgh Band Hub battle of the bands in 2009 started recording.

Citing influences such as The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin and Wolfmother, The Gold Lions have been going from strength to strength in the last year, building up a fan base in Edinburgh, Glasgow and all over Scotland as well as picking up radio play in Manchester & London. The band recently appeared on The Sunday Sessions on the newly launched Castle FM.

Mickey 9’s:

Mickey 9s are a breath of fresh air, fresh funky-ass-air. Already with a large following due to their raucous and fun-filled live shows, Mickey 9s are looking for gigs in which they can fulfill their only mission: to entertain!
They have been compared, at various times, to a strange concoction of The Beastie Boys, Daft Punk, and Rage Against the Machine, and at times to Primus. Make of that what you will. But let them do the talking when you watch them perform!

Mickey 9s also have made a variety of playful music videos and write and produce their own online comic which can be found on their website

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Earlybird tickets can be booked via ticketing partners Eventbrite, at

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In addition to the convention events, StageTime will showcase some of the best unsigned and emerging talent in a series of gigs, hosted and curated by BandWagon and Playhard. Acts will include local and national talent, all secured via the UK’s leading tool for bands to find and book gigs, BandWagon –

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