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Music Festivals in Scotland

Selection of music festivals throughout Scotland

Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

The 17th annual Jazz Festival will be held in various venues in Kirkcudbright and will bring together some of the most popular names in Jazz music world.

Loanhead Music Festival

Loanhead Music Festival is a local folk festival held in various venues, which focuses on pub sessions and fun.

The Eden Festival, Moffat

A small and well-thought-out music fest with a varied line-up supported by family-friendly Activities, exhibitions and cabaret and comedy tents.

St Monans Sea Queen Day

St Monans Sea Queen Day is a traditional village festival to celebrate the fishing heritage of the local area where a girl from the St Monans community is nominated as the Sea Queen.

Midsummer Music Festival

Listen to some fine Scottish music while soaking up the magical atmosphere ‘around the fire in our Iron-Age loch-dwelling. Real ale tent and covered seating outdoors for session breaks. Booking essential.

glasgow jazz festival

Started in 1987 the Glasgow Jazz Festival. has been showcasing the best homegrown talent alongside legendary international acts for over two decades. This event presents a range of music including blues, reggae, funk and soul among others.

Glasgow International Jazz Festival

One of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe, The Glasgow International Jazz Festival celebrates all genres of jazz from around the world.


LesFest is Scotland's only annual rock and metal festival. It is held near the village of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, which is Ten minutes from junction 7/8 off the M74 Motorway.

The Dundee Blues Bonanza

The Dundee Blues Bonanza (DBB), the free blues music festival held over 3 days, is a unique spectacle of the City of Dundee.It takes place in over 30 city centre venues, all within easy walking distance of each other.

Kelburn Garden Party, Largs

Kelburn Castle provides the fairytale setting for this eccentric music festival. The graffiti project for which Kelburn is known is just one of the items of hand-made décor, art and lighting that make the event a feast for all the senses.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Tour

The fabulous Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a cabaret party show featuring 16 of the world’s most entrancing beauties.


Britain's most northerly festival is a family-friendly affair with fiddle workshops, go kart races, film screenings and live music worth travelling for.

Cantilena Festival

 Cantilena Festival on Islay is a unique and established music festival which has been taking place on the beautiful Scottish Isle of Islay for over 10 years and which evolved from the original Cantilena group, formed in 1970, whose members have gone on to achieve much distinction in the musical world.  

Cantilena Festival on Islay

The island of Islay plays host to a repertoire of world-class classical music, which gives a chance for the local young musicians to work with established creative practitioners.

T in the Park

The 20th T in the Park will be held at Balado from 12th to 14th July featuring many exciting events.

Hebridean Celtic Festival

The festival will bring together some of the top international artists set against the backdrop of the Gaelic culture and Hebridean heritage.

Rewind Scotland

As the name implies, Rewind Scotland will bring to you the theme bars, and the other customary 80s Rewind range of camping options including tents already erected for arrival, tipi villages, and more. Loads of fun and entertainment for everyone in the family.

The Away Game

The Away Game is a Fence Records festival that will be held  on the beautifully remote isle of Eigg.

Tiree Music Festival

Tiree Music Festival brings a musical extravaganza and pure fun for the family. This years' festival flaunts a well sorted list of music groups and artists.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Now in its 36th year, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival offers a host of concerts, club gigs, jam sessions, street parties and events.

Music at Paxton, Berwick upon Tweed

Top quality international chamber music in the beautiful surroundings of Paxton House, an 18th century Palladian Country House near Berwick.

Southern Fried Festival

The 7th Southern Fried festival is Perth's Annual Festival of American Roots Music, held in various venues across Perth.


Scotland's most westerly music festival boasts two nights of top quality traditional music.

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Northern festival with great line-up and fantastic super friendly atmosphere. The big family festival with a real focus on emerging musicians 

Piping Live

Glasgow's festival of piping returns with the best in Scottish and International piping talent to celebrate the finest current and emerging piping music.

Stowed Out Festival

This festival features an eclectic mix of local and established musical acts, craft stalls and storytellers on the banks of the Gala Water.

Crieff Pipe Band Championship

A traditional Scottish music competition. Join the crowds to come and listen as fine pipe bands compete against one another in the Perthshire town of Crieff.

World Pipe Band Championships

 The most prestigious event in the pipe band calendar, attracting some 200 bands from around the world. To be held at Greendyke Street, Glasgow . Open 9.00am - 7.00pm

Marymass folk festival

the 47th Marymass folk festival features concerts, sessions, an open stage competition, events in schools, community concerts and not forgetting two World Championships.

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival

The Mull of Kintyre, a region brought to prominence in song by Sir Paul McCartney, has held this annual music festival,every year since its inception in 1993.

Bell Rock Blues Festival

Bell Rock Blues Festival 2014 takes place 22nd to 24th August 2012 in the town of Arbroath. 34 different bands ranging from solo to six piece will cater to the musical ears of  everyone!