The August Events Guide

This weekend I was joined by friend of the show Sandy McGhie from Edinburgh events website to highlight what you should have in your diary this August. For full details of all listed visit

Ded Rabbit, Universal Thee & Lyndsey Craig

Saturday the 1st 7.00pm to 10.00pm Sneaky Pete’s 
Four piece alt-rock indie band Ded Rabbit play alongside Scotland’s finest ‘Indie-
Slacker-Rock’ band Universal Thee and up and coming singer songwriter Lyndsey Craig.
Tickets £6 (inc fee) 

Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY

Thur 6th to Sun 9th 7.30pm to 10.00pm The Queen’s Hall
A couple of hours of Teutonic jolliness (including an interval) in magnificent splen-
dour. Expect a crash course in seeing British foibles from a visitors point of view and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!
Tickets £11

Foodies festival

Fri 7th to Sun 9th 10.00am to 8pm Inverleith Park Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park for a weekend celebration of Scotland’s finest produce, international street food, and culinary masters. Over 200 artisan producers, pop-up restaurants, premium brands and the chance to watch your favorite chefs cooking live.

Tickets £8-38 (link on 7ahead for a discount code)


Friday the 7th 7.00pm to 10.00pm Royal Highland Centre 
Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40, plus Astro and Mickey (of the original band) play the Royal Highland Centre
Tickets £38.50

Dirty Harry

Wed the 12th, 19th & 26th 7.00pm to 10.00pm Electric Circus 
Amazing tribute act with the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of Blondie and a lookalike of Debbie to deliver the good stuff. 
Tickets £10

Cowgate Kitchen

Weekends throughout August 3pm to midnight Three Sisters 
The Three Sisters Courtyard will be filled with street food vendors and market stalls, a fully-licensed courtyard bar, a rum shack, craft ale tent, with live music and DJs.


Monday the 24th 7.00pm to 10.00pm Liquid Room 
Successful South African rock band playing a mix of strong rock/alternative that’s inspired by grunge groups like Nirvana & Alice in Chains. 
Tickets £19

Guid Crack: A Canuck in Scotland

Friday the 28th 7.30pm to 10.00pm Upstairs at The Waverly Bar, 
Canadian storyteller Michael Williams shares stories that link Canada and Scotland, gathered during 30 years of living in his adopted Scottish home.
£: Free