Scotland music festivals present us with a cultural treat, from traditional Celtic music to classical and pop music, in widespread venues the length and breadth of the country.
This year’s calendar is as diverse and exciting as always, and all the old favourites are there, including some good folk and jazz festivals. If you appreciate good music, you’re guaranteed to find something to your liking here, whatever your taste in music may be.
TRNSMT (IF TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, TRY GET ME IN)
7th – 9th July, Glasgow Green.
Featuring Radiohead, Kasabian, Belle And Sebastion, Biffy Clyro, and much more. From the T in the Park organisers, (NOTE: This is not replacing T in the Park permanently)
SCOTLAND MUSIC FESTIVALS 2017…
19th Jan – 5th February
Celtic music, Glasgow.
17th – 19th March
Neil Gow Festival
Fiddle festival, Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire.
27th – 30th April
Shetland Folk Festival
Traditional Folk music, Shetland.
28th – 30th April
International Bon Scott Rock Festival, Kirriemuir, Angus.
25th – 28th May
Orkney Folk Festival
Traditional Folk music, Orkney and Caithness.
27th – 28th May
Glasgow Riverside Festival
Bank holiday weekender, Glasgow.
2nd – 3rd June
Oban live Festival
Biggest live music festival in Argyll & Bute region.
8th – 11th June
Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
21st – 25th June
Glasgow International Jazz Festival
Venues around the city, Glasgow.
2nd – 7th July
Mendelssohn on Mull
Classical & Opera festival, Mull.
6th – 9th July
Stonehaven Folk Festival
Traditional Scottish folk music festival, Stonehaven.
CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR
T in the Park
Probably the most famous festival, Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder.
7th – 9th July
From the T in the Park organisers, (not replacing T in the Park), Glasgow Green.
14th – 16th July
Tiree Music festival
Isle of Tiree.
14th – 23rd July
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Top bands and kids attractions, Rosyth, Fife.
19th – 22nd July
Hebridean Celtic Festival
Traditional Folk & Celtic music, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
28th – 30th July
3 days of live music on the Isle of Bute.
3rd – 5th August
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Rock & Pop, Beauly.
7th – 13th Aug
International Piping Festival, Glasgow.
12th – 13th August
Party At The Palace
Rock & pop, Linlithgow.
18th – 210th August
Innerleithen Music Festival
Music for everyone, Innerleithen.
8th – 10th September
Live at Troon
3 days of live music, Troon, Ayrshire.
8th – 10th September
3 days of live music, Inveraray Castle Argyll.
21st – 22nd October
Over 150 bands in different venues, Leith, Edinburgh.
27th – 29th October
Skye Swing Jazz Festival
3 days of spectacular music, Isle of Skye.
(IF YOUR EVENT TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, TRY GET ME IN)
PLEASE NOTE: Many of the festivals take place on our Islands, so if travelling from the mainland and you need some help on how to get to any of these locations, check out the Travelling in Scotland page where you’ll find links to ferry services in Scotland.
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If you know of any ANNUAL music events (with a website) that you believe are worth listing here, please feel free to contact me and I will be only too happy to add them.