Meet the acts taking to Scotland’s Wide Days

The music convention will open its doors to celebrate emerging Scottish talent and festival favourites.

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Scotland’s music convention Wide Days will host a plethora of exciting emerging talent across its live music programme.

Seven emerging Scottish acts will take to Teviot Row House and La Belle Angele in Edinburgh on Friday 12 April 2019.

The event then hosts the Festival Takeover on Saturday 13 April 2019, welcoming performances from Alligator, Cara Rose, Main Ingredient and many more.

Teaming up with Ticketmaster New Music, our curated space for the brightest rising stars on the live scene, and PRS Foundation, Wide Days will open its doors to the public for the very special gigs.

In the past, the convention has championed the likes of Honeyblood, Fatherson, Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph and Mercury Prize nominee C Duncan.

This year, Wide Days has teamed up with broadcasters, journalists and promoters to curate an evening of top-class emerging talent. The Friday’s showcase will welcome performances by jazz-infused singer-songwriter Megan Airlie and chilled electronic act Vanlves.

Edinburgh based Rebecca Shearing, performing under her moniker SHEARS, will also take to the showcase, having earlier this year revealed her new track Circle Line.

As the showcase progresses, it promises to take an electronic turn with hometown performances by Chuchoter and Eyes Of Others, ending with indie rockers Parliamo and post-punks Franky’s Evil Party.

Alongside Vanlves, Franky’s Evil Party form a duo of acts from Dumfries and Galloway.

SHEARS | Circle Line | Official Audio

Saturday 13 April 2019 will then host the Festival Takeover, bringing another onslaught of live talent to the Wide Days music convention.

The line-up includes Glasgow indie-rockers Alligator, 21 year old singer-songwriter (also from Glasgow) Cara Rose and Manchester trio Calva Louise. All three will take to Edinburgh’s Mash House on the Saturday.

The city’s La Belle Angele venue will host more acts at the Festival Takeover, including Edinburgh lo-fi four piece Earth Wire, international duo LUNIR, party bringers Main Ingredient, garage-rock four-piece Rascalton and multi-instrumentalist ROE.

Other acts set to appear across the Saturday’s line-up include Avalanche Party, Callum Easter, Kidsmoke, Slime City, St.Martiins and DJ Astrojazz.

RASCALTON - LUST (Official Video)


Wide Days 2019 brings together an industry conference with new music showcases and the Festival Takeover. Standalone tickets for the Saturday’s live programme can be found at TicketWeb.

Ticketmaster New Music highlights some of the most promising artists in the live scene, across all genres. Recent tips include socially conscious punks Fontaines D.C. and West Coast pop-maker Charlotte Lawrence.

Remaining tickets for the Wide Days Festival Takeover are available now through our friends at TicketWeb.