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Music Festivals in Scotland

Selection of music festivals throughout Scotland

Fife Traditional Singing Weekend

This year the Fife Traditional Singing Weekend will feature artists from England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA. The line up also features many guest artists like Bernie Cherry and Kathy Hobkirk among others.

Strathyre Music Festival

The Festival will feature a wide range of bands, musicians and singers and around 150 participating individuals who will have over 38 separate acts of performance.

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. Shortlisted for the Best Family Festival award in the UK Festival Awards in 2014

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.

Kelburn Garden Party

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.


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

Shetland Fiddle Frenzy

A week-long summer school and festival celebrating the music and the musicians that have led Shetland to become one of the world’s most highly acclaimed fiddle playing regions.

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.

Ullapool Guitar Festival

An event for guitar lovers that includes a combination of workshops, concerts, late night sessions and a trade fair with several top manufacturers of bespoke guitars.

West End Festival, Glasgow

The West End Festival is Glasgow’s largest cultural event and every June takes over this popular area of Glasgow with a wide variety of events and performances. Last year over 400 events took place in 80 venues.

LesFest Wildfire Festival

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.

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.

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.

Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

A high quality artistic programme that brings Scottish and international musicians together in the unique location of Islay. The festival features a taste of Islay, so watch out for hand-dived scallops, crabs, chocolates, homebaking and of course, Lagavulin

Lockerbie Jazz Festival

Big band music, contemporary jazz and some very hot jazz and blues featuring a host of leading Scottish and international musicians. The centrepiece of the weekend is the Take Five programme, which offers five hours of jazz and blues on three stages in the centre of Lockerbie.

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