Hidden Door
Paradise Palms

Paradise Palms to heat up our tropical Leith Theatre courtyard

Visitors to last year’s Hidden Door Festival will remember what a sun trap the outside courtyard is. This year we’re turning up the heat even more as we welcome the legendary Paradise Palms hosting a live DJ booth and radio broadcast throughout the festival.

Loved by Old Town locals and creatives, Paradise Palms on Lothian St is all at once a bar, venue, cafe, diner, record label, shop, stage and community hub. We’re delighted to be partnering with them to bring a real buzz to our outside space – where visitors can also grab refreshments from the custom-built bar and hot food stalls.

Ideal for a bit of sunshine on Leith!

Paradise Palms co-founder Trystan O’brien tells us:

“We’re super chuffed to be hosting the courtyard for the duration of the festival with an eclectic selection of some of Edinburgh’s most talented local producers and DJs who either play regularly at the venue or release music on the Paradise Palms Records imprint. Paradise Palms will also invite brand new (not even launched yet!) community radio station EH FM to co-host the courtyard with them. We’ll be broadcasting all DJ sets live as well as programming shows and conducting on-air interviews with guests and artists performing at the wider Hidden Door festival.”

DJs confirmed so far are all Palms regulars – Main Ingredient, NikNak, Best Intent, Jacuzzi General, Donald Dust, Miss World, Percy Main, Headset, Heaters, Souldsville, FiniTribe Presents, Supermodel as well as sets spun by Paradise Palms’ inhouse Paradise Vinyl record shop selectors.

Line Up

Friday 25 May NikNak & PartiPets (6-8pm)

Saturday 26 May Best Intent (12-3pm), Miss World (3-6pm),  Supermodel (6-8pm), Andy Danet (8-10pm)

Sunday 27 May Me and the Devil (12-3pm), SteaKnife (3-6pm), Sundancin (6-8pm), Main Ingredient (8-10pm)


Thursday 31 May Community Radio with Nick Stewart  (6-10pm)

Friday 1 June Donald Dust (6-8pm), Jacuzzi Gen (8-10pm)

Saturday 2 June Paradise Vinyl (12-3pm), Jenni & pals (3-6pm), FiniTribe Pr (6-8pm), PP Records (8-10pm)

Sunday 3 June Soulsville (12-3pm), Heaters (3-6pm), Percy Main (6-8pm) Headset (8-10pm)