7 Music Acts To Catch at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival


7 Music Acts To Catch at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

At the half-way point of this year's Edinburgh Fringe, we round up some must-see music events to catch over the next 12 days.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place 3–27 August. With 12 days of of the festival still to go, we pick 7 music acts to catch during the rest of the festival.

Anno: Vivaldi, Anna Meredith, Eleanor Meredith
Pleasance at IECC, Cromdale Theatre
Aug 17–18

Scottish Ensemble and composer Anna Meredith will intersperse Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with new works by Meredith in an immersive performance, with visual art by Eleanor Meredith. 

The Beatbox Collective: What’s Your Sound?
Gilded Balloon at the Museum
20–26 August

Award-winning beatbox group will present a week of late-night gigs, pushing the boundaries of their individual and collective sounds. 


The Brunton Theatre
22 August

Folk band Ímar fuse music from Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man, and recently won the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Folk Award. Their live energy that have secured them places on the international festival circuit. 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
15–19 and 22–26 August 

This 2-hour performance by a range of artists  will take place in an amphitheatre made out of upcycled pianos, which will also be free to play during the day. 

Pussy Riot: Riot Days
Summerhall – The Dissection Room
15–19 August 

Riot Days tells the story of Russian protest band Pussy Riot’s music and imprisonment through punk, electronica, documentary footage and theatre. The work is based on member Maria Alyokhina’s book of the sama name, and performed by Alyokhina. 

Scotland’s Harp: A Celebration
St Andrew’s and St George’s West / Columcille Centre
20/21/23 August

Three events will celebrate the Scottish harp tradition, featuring a performance by duo Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle/viol), a concert of young players performing traditional and contemporary music, and a tribute to the late John Macleod.


Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything
Assembly George Square Studios
15–26 August

A one-woman multimedia show of electro-pop and performance art exploring identity, by artist Wrenne with guests that include Gary Clark and Idris Elba. 

For further information and tickets, visit www.edfringe.com.

Published on 15 August 2018

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