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Balearico Nudissimo

Summerhall presents 'Balearico Nudissimo', a night of sun touched sensitive soul, Euro-pop and Reggae-Not Reggae. Music supplied by Andrea Montalto
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

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A night of rapturous soul music, with rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves playing long into the midnight hours…
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

Stand Up Against Extinction: Comedy curated by Tom Neenan

A night of stand up curated by Tom Neenan and inspired by our collective ability to retreat to the Winchester with our tails between our legs.
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Extinction Rebellion: Tapestry

Tapestry is a durational performance about an imaginary saint and the power of collective action. Our saint is not one person, but many, brought to life in a durational performance which embodies regenerative culture.
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Extinction Rebellion: Jenny Feather and the Powers That Be

As the climate breakdown ramps up, the chaos in the world causes chaos on a much more personal scale for Jenny. All the while she is stalked by a shadowy figure with seemingly boundless control over her life.
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Extinction Rebellion: Plastic is not fantastic

Plastic is not fantastic reflects on the impact plastic has on our planet, ecosystems and, ultimately, ourselves.
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Extinction Rebellion: The Rebellion Will Be Harmonised

Come and learn some harmonised pieces to sing at climate change actions. The workshops - a singing workshop and a songwriting workshop - will draw on original harmony songs written for XR, songs written for campaign choirs across the UK, and historical songs expressing solidarity with environmental and social justice campaigns around the world.
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Summerhall Drinks Lab

Science of the Sesh 3.0

Delve into the wonderful world of Science of the Sesh, with fun experiments, craft Scottish spirits and delicious cocktails, while learning about the science and history of your favourite drinks!
_Time: 15.30, 20.30 (60 mins)

The Wardrobe Ensemble

The Wardrobe Ensemb-Wheel of Fortune

Part pub quiz, part performance, with live music, highly desirable prizes and an original theme tune. Would be nice to see you, to see you… All proceeds donated to charity.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Dirty Protest

If That Makes Me a Bitch, OK.

Six of Wales’ most exciting writers. Six short plays. One late night extravaganza. Come join the Dirty Protest gang for a night of plays in response to Madonna’s famous 1992 quote about being a strong and ambitious woman.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Just Club

Standing Too Close On Our Own In The Dark

A gig-theatre event which is as vibrant and hopeful as it is melancholic - a romantic tragedy which sees its performer labour over a journal of original poetry and comedic monologue with encouragement from a live band.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)


Pecs: Soft Bois

Soft, sensual and fresh from their extended sell-out run of SEX SEX MEN MEN at The Yard Theatre, the one and only Pecs bois are making their Edinburgh debut, bringing you some new feels straight from their aching hearts.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Poor Michelle Productions

VIOLET by Bebe Sanders

Violet is a new play about human connection and inter-generational friendships. It quietly explores themes of mental health, dementia, and loneliness without forgetting the often funny and absurd moments of ordinary life.
_Time: 22.35 (50 mins)

Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson: Shenanigan

Something new, vaguely experimental, unfinished and frankly, quite unlikely to ever be finished, by Daniel Kitson.
_Time: 22.35 (90 mins)

White Crane Productions

The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn

Created in the mountains of Georgia, and inspired by Mary Oliver's powerful poem 'The Lost Children', The Unreturn of Lydia Osborn weaves fiction and reality to create a collage of powerful original theatrical stories of loss, escape, rupture and joy.
_Time: 20.30 (60 mins)

Soho Theatre in association with Show and Tell

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Celebrating their final year as Europeans, ‘the rising stars of performance art’ (Telegraph) Sh!t Theatre travelled to Malta and found mystery and murder in the fight to be European. ★★★★ - The Guardian, ★★★★ - The Sunday Times
_Time: 20.05 (75 mins)

NEHH & 432 Present

Grandmaster Flash - Hip Hop People, Places and Things - CANCELLED

With access to archival master recordings, images, and videos from the vaults of the major record labels, Grandmaster Flash’s live show is a celebration of Hip Hop’s most formative decade.
_Time: 19.30 (180 mins)

The Story of Books

Unicorns, Almost - An Audio Installation

An immersive audio experience and installation based on the play by Owen Sheers about the life and work of WW2 poet Keith Douglas.
_Time: 13.15, 15.15, 17.15 (60 mins)


The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

A last chance to see Ridiculusmus’s 2014 Fringe hit and the first part of their mental health trilogy. The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland.
_Time: 13.00 (60 mins)

Ben Walters

Dr Duckie’s Homemade Mutant Hope Machines

Utopia ain’t gonna build itself. This call to arms, based on doctoral research with queer performance collective Duckie, proposes new ways of thinking, feeling and acting to make better worlds, right here, right now.
_Time: 14.00 (90 mins)

Fringe University

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. Come meet and network with other university professors from around the world planning to, or already using, the Fringe for educational purposes.
_Time: 11.00 (90 mins)


BBC Virtual Reality Experience

Come and try a range of the latest BBC virtual reality experiences – from incredible explorations across the planet to journeys into time and space.
_Time: 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00 (30 mins)

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Brighde Chaimbeul & Aidan O'Rourke

Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee, Skye musician and piper Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

ScotBeer Tours

Barney's Brewery Tour and Walkabout

Step behind the old horse stable doors and discover Summerhall's very own brewery: Barney's Beer.
_Time: 11.30, 14.15, 18.00 (90 mins)

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

Join us inside a converted 1970s caravan for puppetry, shadows, absurd object theatre and live soundscapes to get lost in. Escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same.
_Time: 11.00, 11.45, 12.30, 13.10, 13.55, 15.15, 15.55, 16.35, 17.15 (20 mins)

The Shift Theatre

Hallowed Ground

From Serbian snowfields to deserts in Afghanistan, four women unite across a century.
_Time: 17.20 (60 mins)


Bomb Happy

A verbatim play about ordinary young men in extraordinary times. Bomb Happy evocatively brings to life the powerful testimonies of five Normandy Veterans, inexperienced young conscripts, who find themselves part of one of the most dangerous operations of World War II.
_Time: 14.20, 15.40 (70 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here & Cryptic

Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake

An intimate and provocative live performance that 'evolves into a hypnotic whirlwind of warring emotions' (Herald), Cryptic's critically acclaimed, poignant staging of award-winning singer Kathryn Joseph's second album returns by popular demand.
_Time: 20.00 (60 mins)

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Start to End Perform Taylor Swift's 1989

Some of Scotland’s leading young musicians come together as Start to End. Experience a live band’s interpretation of Taylor Swift’s 2014 breakthrough album ‘1989’
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here and Braw Gigs

Shoot Your Shot

Queer stalwart' (Dazed and Confused), Shoot Your Shot will be throttling into Summerhall for their Fringe opening party! feat. Lezzer Quest, Cormac.
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

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Incinerator Artist Party

Heat will rise for one night only (for a second time…) to ignite The Dissection Room with fed-after-midnight electro disco, homegrown in Summerhall’s last industrial graveyard. Featuring: MISS WORLD, The Royal Dick, Gnomatron, Dozen Draft.
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)



BALKANARAMA are back at Summerhall this August with their incredible sell-out show. This riotous night brings you the best of tastes and sounds of the Balkans – expect superb live music, gypsy belly dancing, Balkan Beats DJs, bespoke live visuals, Balkan rakija, costume boudoirs and more. 
_Time: 22.30 (270 mins)

The Story of Books

Unicorns, Almost

'Wonderful' (Margaret Atwood). Unicorns, Almost is a play by Owen Sheers about the life and work of WWII poet Keith Douglas. A one-man show in an immersive space with accompanying exhibition. Produced by The Story of Books.
_Time: 13.15 (60 mins)

Palmer and Hall Music

Dead Equal

A herstory about women warriors; weaving verbatim testimony of contemporary army servicewomen with the true story of Flora Sandes, heroine on the Allied front line in the First World War, set to music by Rose Miranda Hall.
_Time: 19.00 (60 mins)

Creative Electric

The Happiness Project

'At first you feel a winding pain... you get used to it, then you develop a liking to it...' The Happiness Project explores our need for non-sexual physical contact in our highly digital era.
_Time: 14.20 (50 mins)

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Emma Pollock

Scottish singer-songwriter and Chemikal Underground co-founder Emma Pollock made her name in indie pop outfit The Delgados and is known for her unique brand of lavishly lyrical songwriting, all elevated by the honeyed liquid clarity of her voice.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

432 Presents

Tom McGuire and The Brassholes

Tom McGuire & The Brassholes are an eclectic modern-soul-funk 8 piece band from Glasgow. Taking inspiration from classic 70s funk and soul as well as the likes of modern funk purveyors Vulfpeck and Snarky Puppy.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here and Braw Gigs

Dylan Carlson (Earth)

Carlson’s musical explorations can be traced back to his pioneering work with the minimalist ensemble Earth—from the groundbreaking drone metal of Earth 2 to the ominous instrumental twang of Hex. His solo work under drcarlsonalbion veered into English folklore.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

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Broken Records

Broken Records come to Summerhall for their only live date in 2019 to put on a special show celebrating the bands four album back catalogue as well as a look forward to future releases. Expect old songs, new songs and a few surprises.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

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Siobhan Wilson

Edinburgh songwriter Siobhan Wilson plays a hometown show, bringing songs from her new record The Departure. 'Magical, beautiful, haunting' - BBC Music
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

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Rhythm Machine

Rhythm Machine is a night of dance music and performance art. Each week in August DJ's Yves, William Francis and special guests play unboundaried dance music across genres.
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

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Rachel Sermanni - So It Turns Album Launch

Rachel Sermanni returns with her new record So It Turns, a collection of songs inspired by her time studying & volunteering at a Buddhist monastery.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

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Peter Broderick sings the songs of Arthur Russell

A celebration of the music of the great experimental cellist & songwriter Arthur Russell. This performance follows on from an acclaimed show at Celtic Connections, featuring Peter Broderick and a live band made up of members of Scottish acts C Duncan, Admiral Fallow, Monoganon, Yous and WOLF.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Nothing Ever Happens Here and Braw Gigs

Optimo (Espacio)

Renowned for their visionary and exploratory musical approach during DJ sets, as well as throwing some of the best parties on the planet, the legendary duo of JD Twitch and JG Wilkes return to Summerhall with another Optimo (Espacio).
_Time: 23.00 (240 mins)

Demi Nandhra

Life is No Laughing Matter

Life is No Laughing Matter's a performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cures attempts. Expect a selfish woman, her reluctant, shy doesn't-want-to-be-there partner, a f*ck ton of bananas, holy water and Yoko Ono.
_Time: 13.00 (60 mins)

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Andrew Wasylyk: The Paralian

Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Wasylyk brings his acclaimed new record The Paralian to Edinburgh. Conceptualised as part of an extended residency at arts centre and historic house Hospitalfield, The Paralian was released in April to rave reviews.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Volcano Theatre

The Populars

A fun, provocative foursome raises the heat on the dance floor. They've questions for you, things on their minds, an awesome playlist... Expect sweat, sequins, and a playful take on what unites or divides us in uncertain times.
_Time: 21.20 (60 mins)

Mats Staub, Swiss Selection Edinburgh

21: Memories of Growing Up

When did you turn 21? Featuring interviews with 200 people from around the world about becoming an adult, video installation 21 is an urgent reminder that we have more in common than sets us apart. 'Addictive' (Guardian).
_Time: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00 (120 mins)

432 Presents


Niteworks blur the lines between Scottish traditional, folk and Gaelic music with contemporary electronica, creating a unique and exhilarating sound.
_Time: 19.00 (180 mins)

Created and Hosted by Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes

Neither Here Nor There

Funny, intimate, political, a bit livid, powerful, powerless and patient. Sonia and Jo host a series of conversations that happen over 6 minutes. They have questions about how it’s all going.
_Time: 19.15 (90 mins)

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

Native Girl Syndrome

Native Girl Syndrome is inspired by the experience of Lara Kramer's own grandmother’s migration from a remote Canadian First Nations community.
_Time: 16.20 (60 mins)

Chris Goode and Company

Narcolepsy - CANCELLED

Chris Goode's new solo show uses the life and death of River Phoenix to look back on the turbulent experience of queer life in the 90s, including the intense summer of his first Edinburgh Fringe, twenty-five years ago.
_Time: 13.00 (70 mins)

Natasha Dodsworth

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

This one-woman show takes an honest, funny and revealing look at the everyday pressure of women squeezing themselves into uncomfortable outfits and situations and the marks this leaves behind.
_Time: 14.30 (50 mins)

Eva O'Connor


A one woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism from award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor.
_Time: 11.30 (55 mins)

Indigenous Contemporary Scene

Miijin Ki (Eating Land)

Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, Miijin Ki is a new work from Lara Kramer. Witness four bodies navigating colonial values of land ownership.
_Time: 16.00 (60 mins)

Jennifer Irons

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Comic dance-theatre conceived and performed by Yukon born ‘Intrepid’ Jen.  This is the story of Jen’s life and survival in the remote wilds of the Yukon Territory, Northern Canada... and her ultimate escape.
_Time: 17.30, 17.50 (60 mins)

People Zoo Productions

Men Chase Women Choose

Men Chase Women Choose is an informative and uproarious feminist romp that features fruit flies, film, physical theatre and a flute solo.
_Time: 14.30 (60 mins)

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