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Electric City

King’s Stables Road

27 May – 4 June 2016

Discover the Electric City, hidden along King’s Stables Road in the heart of Edinburgh, for 9 days and nights of music, art, theatre, cinema, spoken word, poetry, bars, street food and much more…


FREE daily 12-6pm (from Sat 28 May)
TICKETED 6pm til close
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Launch Party 31 March 2016

Live music from Woodenbox, Exit The Theatre and Urvanovic plus art showcases, showreels, late night poetry and more. More details

Friday 27 May

Opening night! NZCA Lines, Meilyr Jones & Bossy Love. Theatre from Ludens Ensemble, Scrimshaw Collective, Annie Lord & Heather Marshall. Plus Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival. More details

Saturday 28 May

Music from Rival Consoles, Three Trapped Tigers, The Wave Pictures & Babe. Theatrics from Ludens Ensemble, Cultured Mongrel and others. Plus Africa in Motion and more in the cinema. More details

Sunday 29 May

The first weekend draws to a close with a bang as Teleman take to the stage. Andrew Simpson brings Beethoven to the theatre and we welcome Low Def back into the Hidden Cinema. More details

Monday 30 May

The new week begins with the joyous Tinderbox Orchestra alongside a wondrous array of spoken word (including the legend Ron Butlin), theatre plus Alchemy & SMHAFF in the cinema. More details

Tuesday 31 May

1 stage, 18 music & spoken word artists – the Hidden Door Poetry Jam! Plus words from Macgillivray, Magnetic North present Walden in the theatre & the cinema hosts special screenings from Edinburgh Short Film Festival & others. More details

Wednesday 1 June

Jenny Lindsay (of Rally & Broad) presents a delicious mash-up of spoken word, music and poetry. Plus Jonnie Common, Magnetic North, Richard Wiseman & more. More details

Thursday 2 June

Rosie Lowe, Nimme, Wolf and HQFU take to the main stage, courtesy of TYCI. Charlotte Hastings is On The Box in the theatre. Plus Tangerine/Drive double bill in the cinema. More details

Friday 3 June

The penultimate night welcomes Jane Weaver with support from Edinburgh’s Delta Mainline, while Law Holt and others take to the second stage. More details

Saturday 4 June

The final night sees Luke Abbott, This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain, Supermoon & others. Plus Low Def and PoetryFilm, Andrew Simpson in the theatre and more. More details


We’ve got something for everyone this year, building on the hugely successful 2015 festival which welcomed over 10,000 visitors. Browse our programmes of music, visual art, theatre, cinema and spoken word.
PLUS Bossy Love, Apostille, The Wave Pictures, Babe, Lanterns on the Lake, Room to Play, Nimmo, Delta Mainline, Callum Easter, Neon Waltz, The Son(s), Delighted Peoples, This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain, Raza and more… see the full music programme.

Visual Art

PLUS dozens more visual artists in our selected programme.



Spoken word / poetry

Special Events

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Supporters and sponsors

Creative Scotland Lottery Year of Architecture Innovation and Design 2016 PRS for Music Foundation
Barneys Beer Black Isle Thistly CrossArtemisBaillie Gifford

Blue ParrotBlue Moon

Edinburgh Beer Factory