Bank Holiday weekend Scotland: Feedback’s top picks for live music

By Alex Jones

23 May 2024

Bank Holidays present a perfect opportunity to get out and see some live music. For our Scottish readers, there is plenty to do this weekend north of the border. Feedback looks at the best options for live up and coming artists in your area. Get supporting local bands and venues and enjoy the long weekend.

Friday 24 May Top Pick – Midnight Ambulance @ The Mash House Edinburgh

What venue are they playing?

The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town, EH1 1JQ

How much is it? 

For the modest price of £13, you can catch the alternative rock duo who were shortlisted in 2021 for BBC introducing Scottish act of the year award. The two have an interesting backstory, beginning collaboration after a chance encounter in Paris. Their set begins at 7pm. 

Guitarist Fraser and drummer Amelia both contribute to vocals during performance and the group have taken inspiration from Portishead and Sylvan Esso. Feedback compares their sound to PJ Harvey, who will be performing at Glastonbury this year.  

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Find out more about the Scottish duo here

Purchase tickets here: Tickets for Midnight Ambulance on 24/05/24 in The Mash House, Edinburgh | Sneaky Pete’s (

Saturday 25 May Top Pick – Blow Up Dog @ nice ‘n’ sleazy Glasgow

What venue are they playing?

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG

How much is it? 

Post punk entertainment from Blow Up Dog this bank holiday weekend comes from just £8. If you enjoy singers who haven’t lost their accent to the song, Blow Up Dog could be the band for you. Feedback recommends their single ‘Dive In’ for lovers of energetic guitar music and punky vocals. 

The group will be supporting PVC with Foreign2 and Voitures The doors are at 7pm. 

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Purchase tickets here: Events for May 2024 – NiceNSleazy

Sunday 26 May Top Pick – Karine Polwart @ Byre Theatre St Andrews

What venue are they playing?

Abbey St, KY16 9LA

How much is it? 

Slightly more relaxed than our Glaswegian gig of choice, the gentle but wholesome folk music of Karine Polart at the Byre Theatre costs £25. The multi-award winning artist and storyteller has ten albums and is one of Scotland’s most celebrated folk musicians. 

Doors open at 7pm. 

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Find out more about Karine here

Purchase tickets here: Tickets: Karine Polwart, Saint Andrews | Sun, 26 May 2024, 19:00 | Ticketmaster UK

Monday 27 May Top Pick – Florry @ Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh 

What venue are they playing?

73 Cowgate, EH1 1JW

How much is it? 

Feedback’s bank holiday Monday pick takes us back to the Scottish capital, where country – band Florry will play for £14.95. The seven-piece group have been compared to indie giants Big Thief and will take to the stage shortly after doors open at 7pm. 

Florry are playing along way from home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and are well worth a listen to having also been compared to Neil Young by Ben Salmon, an online retailer of Bandcamp. 

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Find out more about the Country group here

Purchase tickets here: Florry Edinburgh Tickets at Sneaky Pete’s on 27th May 2024 | Ents24

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