Burns&Beyond Culture Crawl


Join us on a journey to explore Edinburgh’s Old & New Towns, moving from one venue to another during an evening of discovery featuring live music and performance from artists from across Scotland and beyond. Each venue presents a short show (approx. 30mins) repeated throughout the evening, featuring live performances and collaborations, allowing you to experience a feast of entertainment all in one night!

Culture Crawl tickets are priced £25.00 (Inc. booking fee) and allow participants to explore all 8 venues throughout the night.

Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern

Curated by Aidan O’Rourke (Lau), Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern returns for an evening of live music and spoken word, featuring: Kinnaris Quintet, Rozi Plain, Nadine Ashai Jasset

The music of Rozi Plain is a colourful, joyous and graceful snapshot of the world, paused, suspended in time, and then gently toyed with, like stepping out of the linear world as we know it. Wide awake and dreaming.

Kinnaris Quintet’s dynamic and compelling sound is the marriage of their diverse musical backgrounds, influences and styles. Combining Scottish and Irish folk with bluegrass and classical, Kinnaris are five musicians unable to hide their joy at making music together. It’s an enthusiasm that is infectious as anyone who has seen them live will attest.

Nadine Aisha Jassat is a poet, writer and creative practitioner known for combining the creative arts with social justice. As a writer, Nadine’s work explores themes of heritage, voice, family, storytelling and resilience.

Venue: Assembly Rooms – Ballroom

NEU! REEKIE! presents

Stanley Odd (Full Band)
Kevin Williamson with Kixx Collective & Craig Lithgow
Michael Pedersen, Davie Miller (FiniFlex/Tribe) & Carla J Easton collide

Stanley Odd are an alternative hip-hop group based in Scotland, who over the last eight years have been breaking new ground, taking Scottish hip hop to audiences around the UK and beyond. Champions of oddness and outsiderdom, their explosive live shows have earned them a loyal and ever-expanding fanbase.

Award-winning poet, Michael Pedersen joins forces with cult electronic dance and acid house pioneer Davie Miller. Together they deliver an evolved and reimagined version of their Festival No.6 commissioned mini set, that was part of Andrew Weatherall’s Psychedelic Faber Social stage. And for the first time ever, they are joined by 2019 SAY Award shortlisted musical firecracker Carla J. Easton – known for her dreamy, addictive pop and vivacious song-writing with TeenCanteen and live performances with The Vaselines.

One of the centrepieces of Burns&Beyond will be an explosive performance of Tam o’ Shanter performed from memory, and with menace, by poet Kevin Williamson, with music by Craig Lithgow, plus the dancers & performers of the Kixx Collective.

Venue: Freemasons Hall, 96 George Street

Whisky Tasting With Johnnie Walker

Fancy a dram or two for Burns Night, then visit the Johnnie Walker Whisky Tasting throughout the night for a crash-course on our national drink.

Johnnie Walker Ambassador Nigel Robertson will be your guide as you discover the distillation and taste behind some of Johnnie Walkers most famous brands Black label / White Walker / Green Label / Gold Label.

Venue: Secret Venue

Gilded Balloon Presents…

Edinburgh’s legendary comedy pioneers Gilded Balloon return to the Culture Crawl for another hilarious night of rapid-fire comedy sets, featuring a stellar line-up of talent from Scotland and beyond! Featuring Gareth Waugh, Christopher Macarthur-Boyd, Marjolein Robertson, Susan Riddell, Jamie Dalgleish and the legendary Scott Capurro.

Venue: Rose Theatre, Rose Street

The Leith Collective

Out Of The Ordinary & Ramrock Records Presents…

The Edinburgh all-star band Out of the Ordinary follow up two sell-out Edinburgh shows with another

stellar line-up fronted by Leith’s finest DJ and singer-songwriter Joseph Malik including Ramrock HiFi with legendary DJs Jo Wallace and Ashley Beedle playing alongside the infamous Bum Clocks – the original Leith supergroup, and Tam Dean Burn – Scotland’s foremost actor. Add to this, Steven Christie (Proclaimers), Malcolm Ross (Orange Juice), Rusty Burn (Fire Engines) and Leith’s very own comedian and taxi driver Paul McNeil (hailed by Irvine Welsh as one of the funniest men in the city), singer songwriters Lynzie Dray and Rosanne Erskine, Zimbabwean singer and the city’s King of Afrobeat Einstein, Portobello’s own singer-songwriter Daniel McGeever and the full Easter Road Northern Soul Band. This promises to be a riotous night to remember!

Venue: Liquid Rooms, Victoria Street

Chinese Lanterns @ St Giles’ Cathedral

A must-see venue on the Culture Crawl is St Giles’ Cathedral, where a canopy of over 400 Chinese lanterns will transform the Edinburgh landmark in celebration of Burns Night and Chinese New Year both falling on Sat 25 Jan. With full illumination of the lanterns, cathedral architecture and soundtrack, this is a sensory experience not-to-be missed.

Venue: Chinese Lanterns @ St Giles’ Cathedral

Silent Adventures – Scotland Vs The World

Returning for 2020, the kings of the Silent Disco, Silent Adventures, and Edinburgh’s DJ legend, The Great Calverto, invite you to battle it out on the dancefloor as classic Scottish tunes take on international hits for a night of non-stop dancing in a secret venue on the Culture Crawl. Don’t get stuck there all night ’cos you’ve got more venues to explore…

Venues throughout the Old & New Town

Saturday 25 January

Start Time:
6.30pm – 10.30pm

Tickets £25.00 (Inc. booking fees)
Minimum age 18+



Keep an eye on your email for confirmation of your starting venue; announced Wed 22nd January.

Ticket holders will have access to all 8 venues irrespective of starting venue.

Over 18’s Only