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Edinburgh International Festival Finalises Contemporary Music Line-up

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As mentioned in our initial news piece covering the Edinburgh International Festival programme launch the contemporary music element was only to be finalised on May 02. As that was yesterday the full line-up is now available.

Joining the already publicised John Grant & St. Vincent shows in the city during August the Edinburgh Gin Seaside-sponsored Light On The Shore performances will feature shows from homegrown talent in the shape of Mogwai, The Vaselines, The Jesus And Mary Chain, King Creosote, Django Django, C. Duncan, Karine Polwart, Honeyblood, Spinning Coin, Happy Meals, Fire Engines, The Pastels, Sacred Paws, The Van Ts and Bossy Love

Guest curators Neu! Reekie! play host to Lydia Lunch and Michael Rother, along with poet Linton Kwesi Johnson whilst electronic-folk pioneers Lau oversee a home and away list of performers in their Lau-Land presentation - Joan As Police Woman, Egyptian electronica artist Nadah El Shazly, folk singer Alasdair Roberts, the psychedelic sound of James Holden, the traditional pipes of Rona Lightfoot and Brighde Chaimbuel, chamber-folk quartet RANT, acapella traditional singers Landless and the Whitburn Band.

Performances will take place across 14 nights at the Leith Theatre, which is re-emerging after 30 years of neglect thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Leith Theatre Trust and Hidden Door festival. As well as Edinburgh Gin Seaside the programme of events is supported by the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund, Leith-based technical partners Black Light and The Warehouse, and in association with the National Museum of Scotland’s exhibition Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop.

Tickets and further information for all performances can be found here from 10:00 on 04/5/18.

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Live Dates:-

Friday 10th February – Summerhall, Edinburgh TICKETS 
Sunday 12th February – Jux Festival @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds TICKETS 
Monday 13th February – Foodhall, Sheffield TICKETS 
Tuesday 14th February – The Old Police House, Newcastle TICKETS 
Wednesday 15th February – Soup Kitchen, Manchester TICKETS 
Thursday 16th February – The Winning Post, York TICKETS 
Friday 17th February – The Islington, London TICKETS 
Saturday 18th February – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton TICKETS 
Sunday 19th February – Undertone, Cardiff TICKETS 
Tuesday 21st February – Nice’n’Sleazy, Glasgow

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