432 Presents in association w/ Nehh & Queen's Hall
Various Venues, Edinburgh.
All ages until 8pm, 16+ until 11pm, 18+ after 11pm. Under 16s accompanied by an adult
432 Presents in association with NEHH and The Queen’s Hall
THE GREAT EASTERN
A Festival of Musical Exploration + Discovery
Various Spaces - Edinburgh - All Day Saturday 9 May
BEAK> | FREE LOVE | WARMDUSCHER | BC CAMPLIGHT
RACHEL SERMANNI | BOY AZOOGA | BROKEN RECORDS BABii | KAPUTT | JFDR | PENELOPE ISLES | QUICHE | SWIM SCHOOL
SUPER INUIT | RORY JAMES | KUBITARU | HAMISH HAWK
(and many more acts to be announced!)
Summerhall | The Queen’s Hall | King’s Hall
The Great Eastern is a brand new all-day music festival taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 9 May.
The latest venture from promoters 432 Presents, in association with Summerhall/Nothing Ever Happens Here and The Queen’s Hall, this newly-announced event follows on from the success of The Great Western Festival, which debuted in Glasgow’s West End in November last year.
Continuing in the spirit of The Great Western’s theme of musical exploration and discovery, The Great Eastern will host over 40 acts across a variety of unique spaces in the capital - including several rooms in Summerhall as well as The Queen’s Hall and King’s Hall.
Among the first batch of exciting and innovative artists announced for the festival is Bristol trio Beak> featuring Portishead’s Geoff Barrow.
The group’s compelling mix of Krautrock/John Carpenter-inspired spookiness is intoxicating, and they were one of the highlights at Doune the Rabbit Hole last summer, before blowing away their biggest Scottish crowd to date at the QMU in December.
Joining them will be Glasgow electro-spiritual power couple Free Love, who will be bringing their extraterrestrial synth salutations back to the capital for a stunning spring celebration.
The Great Eastern will also see the return of newly-recovered London post-punks Warmduscher, who sadly were forced to pull out of last year’s Great Western due to singer Clams Baker Jnr. breaking his arm, but are now fighting fit and ready for action!
The festival will also welcome inimitable US multi-instrumentalist B.C. Camplight, Welsh indie-rock stormers Boy Azooga, Bella Union indie-pop troupe Penelope Isles, Edinburgh indie-folk heroes Broken Records and Rachel Sermanni, mesmerising Icelandic experimentalist JFDR, sprawling Glasgow post-punk crew Kaputt and an incredible mix of new music including BABii, Swim School, Super Inuit, Quiche, Rory James, Kubitaru, and Hamish Hawk.
More news to come, and many more acts to be announced shortly - so keep ‘em peeled!
Limited early bird tickets for The Great Eastern go on sale on Friday 7 February at 9am
Full price day tickets will be available thereafter.
Please visit thegreateastern.org for tickets, full festival information and updates.
* Line up is subject to change