Summerhall’s year round flagship music programme NEHH presents the best of contemporary Scottish and international music and Fringe nightlife.
Mediterraneo brings Africa, southern Italy and Scotland crashing into Summerhall. Featuring pizzica exponents The Badwills, Zimbabwe jit legend Rise Kagona (ex Bhundu Boys), and Scottish psychedelic ceilidh maestros Awry.
Erupting into life in 2011 with the appropriately-named debut album New Brigade, recorded when the band were all in their teens, Danish punk quartet Iceage reinvigorated the idea of rock music as a primal, dangerous force for youthful expression.
This August Rhythm Machine - a night of dance music & live art - returns to Summerhall for three consecutive Saturday nights after a twelve month sell-out run in 2015/16.
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra: Canada's only balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk super-band. Born on the streets of Toronto as a busking band in 2010, the original quartet of guerrilla-folk troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of musicians.
Since 2006, Brian Shimkovitz's Awesome Tapes From Africa blog has been sheddinglight on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent.
This year again we welcome Balkanarama - Scotland's own riotous night of all things Balkan! OPA!
2017 is their last year! Edinburgh’s favourite purveyors of sousaphone-fuelled brassy honkstep will be hanging up their horns at the end of this year.
Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains are a French/British pop group, combining indie pop, folk pop, and African rhythms
Since bursting onto the Madrid DIY scene, Hinds - Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen - have mastered a raw and playful sound all their own.
Released in 2001, shortly before the band split, Lift to Experience’s sole album The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads is a cult classic - now Josh T Pearson and the band are back together to revisit it live.
The legendary duo of Optimo will be taking over The Dissection Room space for another Optimo (Espacio) event this Festival.
A live, eclectic set from three contemporary Scottish artists. Summerhall's unique and enchanting Dissection Room will see NEHH team up with Made in Scotland for an evening of innovational music.
A singer, songwriter, novelist, journalist, former singer in a gothic metal band and nominee for the Norwegian version of the Brit Awards, Jenny Hval is a polymath creator with a strong track record.
Electronic artist from the UK and one half of F*ck Buttons. Blanck Mass is a heavy, shimmering and orchestral work defined by manipulated field recordings, warm analogue synth, heavy sub and deep drone.
American wanderer Julie Byrne's second album, Not Even Happiness, vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road (...)
Svelt, intelligent balladeer trapped inside the body of an oversized, oft-bearded folk ogre. 'A heady and enthralling mix of genres are each anchored in solid melody' (LouderThanWar.com). Live music and special guest DJs.
Up the dark, dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock, through the oubliette of cheese, into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Late Night Pop Dungeon.
Master of Cretan lute George Xylouris and Jim White (Dirty Three), a most innovative and charismatic drummer, are creating a musical duo. Fluid in nature, exciting and edgy, the music is riveting, compelling and spellbinding.