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This is the event postponed from 9 May 2020. All tickets remain valid for the new date, but if you would prefer a refund, please contact the Box Office (preferably by email) by the original date.

A note from the organisers:

Hi Everyone, 

Hope you're all keeping well and staying safe, 

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the first ever edition of The Great Eastern festival - due to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday 9 May - until Saturday 22 May, 2021. 

All original tickets will of course remain valid and we hope that you will all join us next year to kick off this exciting new festival of musical exploration and discovery in the capital. 

In the meantime, we are working hard on bringing you a truly fantastic line-up and are thrilled to announce that the following acts will be definitely be joining us again next year, with many more confirmations to come:

Beak> / Free Love / Boy Azooga / The Ninth Wave / Rachel Sermanni / Broken Records / Wrest / One true Pairing / Calva Louise / Kaputt / The Joy Hotel /  Swim School / Bikini Body / Quiche / Super Inuit / Eleanor Kane  (plus many more acts to be announced shortly)

For further information on line-up, tickets and general festival info. Please visit TGE socials or for more information.

Until then, thank you for your patience, take care and we'll see you next year,

The Great Eastern

(Please note - should you be unable to make this new date, please contact your ticket provider/point of purchase)

A Festival of Musical Exploration + Discovery
42 bands | 6 venues | 1 day

The Great Eastern is a brand new all-day music festival taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 22 May 2021.

The latest venture from promoters 432 Presents, in association with Summerhall/Nothing Ever Happens Here and The Queen’s Hall, this newly-announced event follows on from the success of The Great Western Festival, which debuted in Glasgow’s West End in November 2019.

Continuing in the spirit of The Great Western’s theme of musical exploration and discovery, The Great Eastern will host over 40 acts across a variety of unique spaces in the capital – including several rooms in Summerhall as well as The Queen’s Hall and King’s Hall.

Keep looking at our website to find out which bands are performing at The Queen's Hall.


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