first acts announced for Edge Festival

The National, Jimmy Eat World, Example, Wiz Khalifa, Gomez, & more

published: Thu 9th Jun 2011

The National

Thursday 4th to Wednesday 31st August 2011
various venues Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland MAP
expect from £8 to £35
last updated: Thu 9th Jun 2011

The National, Jimmy Eat World, and Example lead the first acts to be announced for this year's Edge Festival which takes place annually in Edinburgh.

The National
Joining them will be Eli Paperboy Reed, Andy McKee, CW Stoneking, Tim Booth, Guillemots, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Howard, Newton Faulkner, Charlie Simpson, Jackie Leven, Brigitte Aphrodite, Big Deal, Heather Peace, Admiral Fallow, and Kitty Daisy & Lewis.

Also confirmed is comedy show Jackass' Steve-O, Shonen Knife, The Cave Singers, Filthy Dukes, Kristin Hersh, Soma Records night, Morcheeba, Sharon Corr, Conquering Animal Sound, and Luke Haines.

Plus Wiz Khalifa, Rizzle Kicks, Gomez, Warpaint, Sebadoh, Cage The Elephant, The Vaccines, Willy Mason, The Twilight Singers, Amanda Palmer, Cast, Panic At The Disco, Mona, James Blake, Best Coast, Rod Jones and the Birthday Suit, and Joan As Policewoman with even more acts to be added over the coming months.

Speaking on the morning of the programme launch, promoter Dave Corbet said, "We're delighted to be joining forces with the Edinburgh Comedy Festival this year and are pleased to be in such good company. Music and Comedy have always been great bedfellows and from the feedback we've had previously, people attending the festival like to build an evening of entertainment so what better than to catch a comedy show and attend a gig? We're announcing a great variety of acts so there will be something for everyone - roll on August!"

This year marks the 12th anniversary of a dedicated popular music programme at the Edinburgh Festival, and takes place across various venues from from Thursday 4th until Wednesday 31st August 2011, and will feature over 40 performances over the festival period.

Ticket prices vary from around £8 to £35 depending on event and will go on sale on Saturday 11th June at noon.


Thursday 4th to Wednesday 31st August 2011
various venues Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland MAP
expect from £8 to £35
last updated: Thu 9th Jun 2011


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