Music in Lowland Perthshire & Kinross

T in the Park

Scotland's biggest music festival rocks this corner of the country over the second weekend in July. A major event, with six stages and top-name acts, it takes places in the grounds of Strathallan Castle near Auchter…
Music in Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival

Held annually since 1978, the Jazz & Blues Festival pulls in top talent from all over the world. It runs for nine days, beginning on a Friday, a week before the Fringe and Tattoo begin. The first weekend sees a …
Music in Kirkcudbright

Wickerman Festival

A diverse two-day music festival held on farmland a few miles southeast of town. From punk to reggae via indie rock, there's something for everyone. The festival climaxes with the burning of an enormous wickerman; m…
Music in Stromness

Orkney Folk Festival

A four-day event in late May, with folk concerts, ceilidhs (evenings of traditional Scottish entertainment) and casual pub sessions. Stromness packs out, and late-night buses from Kirkwall are laid on. Book tickets …
Music in Aberdeen

True North

Held over the last weekend in September, this new four-day festival celebrates the balladeer tradition of northeast Scotland with a programme devoted to singer-songwriters from Scotland and all around the world.
Music in Loch Ness

Groove Loch Ness

A vast lochside field at the village of Dores hosts this successor to the now-defunct Rock Ness Festival, a one-day smorgasbord of the best in Scottish and international DJs.
Music in Glasgow

Glasgow Jazz Festival

Excellent festival sees big-name international acts come to town, with stages set up in George Sq and Merchant City.
Music in Dundee

Almost Blue

If you’re around in early July, look out for this weekend festival of free blues, boogie and roots music.
Music in Glasgow

Celtic Connections

This two-week music festival focuses on roots music and folk from Scotland and around the world.
Music in Mull

Mull Music Festival

Four days of foot-stomping traditional Scottish and Irish folk music at Tobermory’s pubs.