Edinburgh Popfest

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This weekend, Edinburgh’s ballboy, who also run Pony Proof Records, will launch the first ever Edinburgh Popfest, a three day festival of independent music at different venues across Edinburgh. Edinburgh Popfest is joining its other ‘Popfest cousins’ in San Francisco, New York, London, Athens, Copenhagen and Turin to showcase independent bands and musicians.


The bill for all three days is stunning, with a good number of Aye Tunes favourites playing. Edinburgh dwellers are highly advised to get themselves along and support this.

Weekend and Sunday tickets have sold out online, but Friday & Saturday day tickets are still available here. Tickets are also available from Avalanche Records.

Full line-up and stage times:

Friday: The Wee Red Bar

Randolph’s Leap 19:45
Withered Hand 20:30
ballboy 21:30
UNPOP! club till 3am
UNPOP are also celebrating their first birthday, so give them a pat on the back.

Saturday: The GRV

Bearsuit 15:20
Second Hand Marching Band 16:10
Red Shoe Diaries 17:00 (a band name I thought twice about Googling. Followers of David Duchovny’s career will understand)
Be Like Pablo 18:10
Pocketbooks 19:15
Internet Forever 20:00
Kid Canaveral 21:00
The Just Joans 22:00
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names 23:00
Half My Heart Beats club till 3am

Sunday: The Lot

Gordon McIntyre (ballboy) 14:30
eagleowl 15:15
Bobby Baby 16:00
The Bobby McGee’s 16:50
Darren Hayman 17:50