Edinburgh event highlights this week: FLY Open Air, Hidden Door Festival and more

By Alexander Smail

More and more events are beginning to emerge after Scotland lifted the majority of its restrictions last month.

Now therefore seems like the perfect time to start looking at some of the best and most exciting happenings Edinburgh has to offer.

This week sees the return of two local-favourite festivals - one focused exclusively on electronic music, the other on a wider spectrum of live art.

Scottish alternative rock icons Teenage Fanclub will also take to the stage, while those looking to shrug off the midweek blues should check out a musical penned by Dolly Parton herself.

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Here are our event picks in Edinburgh for the week ahead.

Tuesday September 14

Teenage Fanclub

What: Bellshill legends Teenage Fanclub released their 12th studio album to rave reviews back in April, and now they're coming home to Scotland to play a selection of songs from the album - and no doubt some of their classics to boot.

Where: Assembly Rooms

When: 7pm

Tickets available here.

Wednesday September 15

Hidden Door Festival

What: After a bumpy couple of years due to the pandemic, the Edinburgh music, art, theatre, dance looks set to return with a bang. Local cult favourites Pictish Trail and Hamish Hawk headline the opening day, alongside performances from Esther Swift, Jen McGregor and Tiberius b.

Where: Granton Gasworks and Warehouse

When: 4-11pm

Tickets available here.

Thursday September 16

9 to 5 the Musical

What: Dolly Parton's musical is coming to Edinburgh! Starring Louise Redknapp, and featuring an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, this is the best way to shake off the midweek blues.

Where: Edinburgh Playhouse

When: 7.30pm

Tickets available here.

Friday September 17

FLY Open Air

What: Kicking off on Friday, and running throughout the weekend, is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in Scotland. The lineup includes name such as FJAAK, Palms Trax, Eclair Fifi and Or:La.

Where: Ross Band Stand, Princes Street Gardens

When: 2-10pm

Tickets available here.

Saturday September 18

Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

What: The largest and most extensive exhibition of film special effects legend Ray Harryhausen’s work ever seen, with newly restored and previously unseen material from his incredible archive.

Where: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

When: 10am-5pm

Tickets available here.

Sunday September 19

Paloma Faith

What: The 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' hitmaker heads to Edinburgh in support of her fifth studio album Infinite Things . "It’s been so long that I’ve played live and I’m filled with anticipation to reconnect with you all and feel the live experience again," she wrote on her Twitter.

Where: Usher Hall

When: 7pm

Tickets available here.


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