Scottish music calendar 2013

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Get your diary out, here’s a schedule of the most eagerly-awaited music events happening in Scotland in 2013 – and if you’re keen-eyed you may notice it includes a few exclusive date announcements.

This kept me right for the whole of last year when I first published a Scottish music calendar so, for your benefit as much as mine, I’ll make sure this post is meticulously updated with any major new announcements or confirmed dates.

January 3-17: King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution, Glasgow
January 17 – February 3: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
January 29 – February 19: Glasgow Music & Film Festival, Glasgow

February 2: Kilmarnock Edition Festival, Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

March 8: SAMAs (Scottish Alternative Music Awards), The Garage, Glasgow
March 9: Tenement Trail, Glasgow
March 28-29: Perth Music Expo, Perth College

April 5-7: Counterflows, Glasgow
April 6: A Quiet Night In – Mini Takeover Festival, Glasgow
April 6-7: Gnomegame, Anstruther, Fife
April 10-11: Wide Days, Teviot House, Edinburgh
April 20: Record Store Day, throughout Scotland
April 20: Outskirts, Platform, Glasgow

May 2-5: Darvel Music Festival, Darvel Town Hall, Ayrshire
May 4: Brew at the Bog, Bogbain Farm, Inverness
May 5: The Big Beach Ball, Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
May 17-19: Comlongon Rocks , Comlongon Castle, Dumfries & Galloway
May 18: Stag & Dagger, Glasgow
May 24-26: Montrose Music Festival, Montrose
May 31 – June 2: Kilmarnock’s Dirty Weekender, Kilmarnock
May 31 – June 30: West End Festival, Glasgow

June 5-6: goNORTH, Inverness
June 7-9: RockNess, Dores, Inverness-shire
June 7-9: Eden Festival, Raehills Meadows, Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway
June 20: Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
June 20-27: St Magnus Festival, Orkney
June 21-23: The Insider Festival, Aviemore
June 21-23: Solas Festival, The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore, Perthshire
June 29: The Wee Chill, SWG3, Glasgow

July 6-7: The Kelburn Garden Party, Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire
July 12-14: T in the Park, Balado, Kinross
July 17-20: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Stornoway, Lewis
July 18 – August 1: King Tut’s Summer Nights, Glasgow
July 20-21: Tiree Music Festival, An Talla, Tiree
July 26-27: The Wickerman Festival, East Kirkcarswell, Dumfries & Galloway

August 2-3: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Beauly, Inverness-shire
August 17: Bfest, Riverside, Wick
August 17-18: Wake The Deen, The Tunnels, Aberdeen
August 22-25: Doune The Rabbit Hole, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire

September 6-7: Jocktoberfest, Black Isle Brewery, Munlochy, Ross-shire
September 6-8: Music Language Festival, Glasgow
September 20-21: Loopallu, Ullapool

October: Oxjam, throughout Scotland
October 4-5: Eastern Promise, Platform, Glasgow
October 10-20: The Spree, Paisley
October 12: Haddow Fest, Edinburgh
October 18-20: Dunfermline Live, Dunfermline
October 19: MOBO Awards, The Hydro, Glasgow
October 25-26: Reloaded Fest, Tolbooth, Stirling
October 30 – November 2: Dumfries Music Conference, Dumfries

November 1-3: Aberfeldy Festival, Aberfeldy

December 31: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

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