Armistead Maupin

Author and LGBT activist, Armistead Maupin, has been blazing a trail through US popular culture since the 1970’s, when his iconic and ground-breaking series Tales of the City was first published as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The novel series has been taking the literary world by storm ever since, and was recently adapted by Netflix into a critically acclaimed series, starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Elliot Page. His 1992 novel, Maybe the Moon, which followed the serio-comic adventures of a dwarf actress working in Hollywood, was named one of the ten best [read more]

Anna Aarons

Anna is a London born singer-songwriter. She is used to singing for large audiences and has performed at London's large shopping centres, Westfield, and also as a TfL busker. She started writing songs while still in school at the age of 17, but her debut single "Life" was only released in January 2018. She writes songs from personal experience. Fusing lively cumbia with reggae beats and the most gorgeous ukulele sounds, Anna Aarons delivers her pick me up song, "A [read more]

Sarah Koenig

Sarah Koenig

Sarah Koenig began her career as a newspaper reporter – her first reporting job was at her weekly hometown paper. She lived in Moscow for several years, where she worked for The New York Times, and once she returned to the US, went to work for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She did stints as a crime reporter and then as a political reporter. Sarah launched her podcast Serial in 2014 and became the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads in iTunes history. The [read more]

Melon Comedy

Lorelei Mathias created and stars in the collective, Melon Comedy. Lorelei is credited with the British Comedy Guide Pro Production Award, BBC Writers Room top 4% and Thousand Films short listers. She published her first novel “Step on it, Cupid” at 25 years old followed by “Lost for Words.” She is writing the TV pilot for her latest novel “Break Up Club” as well as working on her next book about the comedy of being an adult with ADHD. The Melon [read more]

Daniel James

Ex- Yell! Vocalist and actor Daniel James is back with a new single ‘Set Your Spirit Free.’ The single is rich with emotion sourrounding COVID-19 lockdowns that and sends a message of hope for living life to the fullest again. Daniel was brought up in Hartlepool in the northeast of England and started performing at an early age.  After being accepted at a drama school he moved South and from there jumped into working for regional theatres to build up his [read more]

Eva Antoniadou

Experienced cosmic energy healer, reader and teacher, Eva Antoniadou, is taking her skills into the realm of podcasts. Her podcast Cosmic Celebrity Readings With Eva will feature readings with celebrity guests, alongside “Energy Report” episodes where she spills tea and predictions about your favourite celebrities. Eva also has a webinar series scheduled for spring 2021 where she will be teaching the skills of tarot cards, candle magic and crystals. Eva started her career over 15 years ago. She inherited her clairvoyance, [read more]

Gary Powndland

Gary Powndland started as British actor and comedian, Jack Kirwan’s solo character comedy act that was a finalist for the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2015. The act became a viral sensation with sell-out shows across the Midlands and over 10 million views on online videos just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Gary Powndland is returning to the stage after lockdowns with an all-new live comedy show, Gary Powndland & Friends where he is inviting audiences round his place [read more]

Victoria Summer

Victoria Summer is an English actress, model and singer. After beginning her career in horror films Summer transitioned into more mainstream roles starting with the Brian Herzlinger film How Sweet It Is. She played Julie Andrews in Saving Mr. Banks, a 2013 film about the making ofMary Poppins. Victoria was born in Reading. She is involved in animal rights protection and acts as a spokesperson for veganism with [read more]

The Drive-In Club

The Drive-In Club is the first and biggest multi-screen, multi-genre, outside entertainment experience to hit the UK. In line with government guidelines, ticket holders will be able to either sit inside or adjacent to their car with sound broadcast through a dedicated FM frequency. This entirely contact-free, live programmed event, is a safe space to enjoy entertainment whilst adhering to social distancing government practices.

Art Alexakis

Best known as the charismatic frontman for multi-platinum rock band Everclear, Art Alexakis has been writing and performing hit songs for close to three decades while also branching out into A&R, management and production. Alexakis' most recent release is his debut solo album, Sun Songs, an exploration of sounds, styles and lyrics showcasing Art's impressive talent.

Edinburgh Fringe 2019


Frisky & Mannish

Welcome back Frisky & Mannish who this year celebrate 10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment! The critically acclaimed cabaret duo are making a welcome return to the live forum with the announcement of a brand new tour entitled ‘Frisky & Mannish’s Pop Lab’, their first new show since 2012! The tour is preceded by a month-long run at the prestigious Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete at the Assembly George Square Gardens. [read more]

Carnival Youth

Carnival Youth is a Latvian indie rock band formed in 2011 in Riga. The band consists of twins Edgars Kaupers and Emīls Kaupers, Roberts Vanags and Aleksis Luriņš. Their first EP Never Have Enough came out in May 2014 and their first LP No Clouds Allowed was released in October 2014. For more info click here

Jon Ronson

Critically acclaimed, award-winning, best-selling writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson returns to the UK in May with his new show Tales from The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect. The tour commences at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on the 6th May, and culminates at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms on the 27th May. In this brand new show, Jon will recount his recent adventures in the porn world - based on his hit podcasts The Butterfly Effect and The [read more]

The Fizz

The original band, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston & Mike Nolan, as Bucks Fizz won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest. They became household names thanks to their iconic skirt ripping routine to their No 1 hit ‘Making Your Mind Up’ which sold more than 15 million worldwide. They have had numerous other hits that include the No.1’s ‘Land Of Make Believe’ and ‘My Camera Never Lies’ alongside ‘Piece of The Action’, ‘Now Those Days Are Gone’, ‘If You Can’t Stand The [read more]

Charlie Brooks

Actor Charlie Brooks is a regular fixture on TV after rising to prominence playing Janine Butcher in EastEnders from 1999 at the age of just 18, she continued to play the role on and off until 2014. Her portrayal garnered her two nominations for National Television Awards for Most Popular Newcomer and Most Popular Actress. She has also won numerous other awards including ‘Inside Soap Awards’ for Best Bitch, TV Quick & Soap Awards for ‘Best Soap Actress’, TV Times [read more]

The Magnettes

This pop-trio was founded in Pajala, Sweden and has crafted their own blend of electro-pop and riot grrrl punk. In 2015 they performed at SXSW in Austin, TX and signed with the label Digsin, where their debut album ”Ugly Youth” was released in 2017. Their single ”Young & Wild” premiered on prime time TV and became the 10 most played Swedish song on Swedish radio. The Magnettes have been praised by sites and tastemakers like Earmilk, Perez Hilton, Popcrush and [read more]


Slothrust is a principal songwriter, singer, guitar player and unrepentant aesthete Leah Wellbaum, with drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann. On their fourth full-length album The Pact, Slothrust constructs a luscious, ethereal cosmos perforated with wormy portals and magic wardrobes, demonstrating more clearly than ever the band’s deft shaping of contrasting sonic elements to forge a muscular sound that’s uniquely their own. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer and mixer Billy Bush (Garbage, Neon Trees, The [read more]

Jim Tavaré

Jim Tavaré is internationally renowned for his award winning comedy act featuring Bassie (his double bass). Jim is best known for co-writing and starring in The Sketch Show (ITV) (with Tim Vine & Lee Mack) and playing Tom the Innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He starred in his own TV series The Jim Tavaré Show (Channel 5) co-written with Ricky Gervais, and Jim Tavare Pictures Presents... (BBC2). He’s also appeared on three Royal Variety Shows after becoming a [read more]

Adam Rowe

Adam was raised by an alcoholic single parent in one of the roughest areas of Liverpool after, almost single handedly, splitting up his parents at the age of 10. However, his combative & positive nature refuses to let this start in life hold him back. He's determined to take the lessons he's learned & characteristics he's developed from these circumstances and use them to get absolutely everything he wants from life.  This is an inspiring & uplifting show about how [read more]

Daliso Chaponda

Daliso Chaponda has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticize the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader. He is the perfect comedian to discuss what the media has become, which he does in his hilarious new show ‘What African Said…’. The show is about recent news, old news, fake news, and stories that were never quite but was ALMOST [read more]

Tom Houghton

Tom Houghton is a natural comic talent. A former member of improv comedy group The Noise Next Door, Tom was raised amongst the height of the British Upper Class, he attended boarding school from 6 years old, his father is the ex-professional head of the entire UK Armed forces and he currently resides in The Tower of London… An accomplished and playful performer, Tom frequently shares line-ups with the likes of Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Jason Manford and Jack Whitehall, amongst [read more]

Starman/Sven Ratzke

Sven Ratzke is a European entertainer and internationally critically acclaimed performer who performed his sell out show Starman about David Bowie to the Edinburgh Festival direct from a New York run in 2016. The Netherlands based entertained spends 48 weeks a year on tour with sold out shows at some of the biggest theatres and festivals in the world such as the Lincoln Center in New York Sven has released five albums and has worked with European artists such as Nina [read more]

Tiff Stevenson

Tiff Stevenson is a comedian, writer and actor who has performed seven solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival including her latest simply entitled ‘Seven’. Tiff is a well known face on television – she is a series regular as Tanya in People Just Do Nothing (BBC3), performs on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and is the UK correspondent on the new Australian satirical programme The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. [read more]

Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies is one of the most famous comedians in the world. Never afraid of controversial material and not big on political correctness, Jim writes passionate and opinionated shows that have sometimes divided audiences and even led to a violent outburst at the Manchester Comedy Store (now seen by millions of people online). But nobody said it was easy. Jim is currently based in LA, he has performed seven Edinburgh Festival sell out shows, numerous TV appearances, 2 HBO hour [read more]

Hal Cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden is one of the top stand-up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV) as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ [read more]