In a mad attempt (of sorts) to compete with the Edinburgh Festival. Or rather, try to give local musical talent some exposure amongst the dirge of imported ‘entertainment’. Song, by Toad has announced a “cheap and cheerful festival of Scottish music”. The events will be held at Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh over the course of August. And there are some cracking bands involved. Meursault, PAWS, Jonnie Common, Adam Stafford, Rick Redbeard, LAW, The Yawns & eagleowl. Plus loads of other fine Scottish acts.
Tickets will be five pounds per gig, and a season ticket will be available for only £25, as well as a separate, showcase gig at the Queen’s Hall which is being reported to be the last ever Meursault show.
The full line-up of shows will be:
Sat 2nd Aug – Adam Stafford, Le Thug & Duchess
Thu 7th Aug – The Leg, Now Wakes the Sea +1 TBC
Sat 9th Aug – The Yawns, Sharptooth & alansmithee
Wed 13th Aug – Meursault & Plastic Animals – Queen’s Hall
Thu 14th Aug – Deathcats, Garden of Elks & Passion Pusher
Sat 16th Aug – Jonnie Common, Jesus H. Foxx & Andrew R. Burns
Thu 21th Aug – Rick Redbeard, Siobhan Wilson (Ella the Bird) & Kitchen Cynics
Sat 23rd Aug – LAW, Numbers are Futile & Wozniak
Thu 28th Aug – eagleowl, Ian Humberstone & Smackvan
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