More than 40 acts to play Edinburgh in one day at Capital's newest music festival

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​More than ​40​ acts playing across three Edinburgh venues in one day, that the promise from the first edition of The Great Eastern, a brand new festival of musical exploration and discovery. ​

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P​resented by promoters ​432​, the new event, which will take place on Saturday​, ​November​ 27, in various rooms in Summerhall​ and at the Queen’s​ and ​King’s ​h​all​s, ​follows on from the success of The Great Western Festival, which​ ​debuted in Glasgow’s West End in 2019, and will continue the theme of musical exploration and discovery.

The inaugural line-up includes music from esteemed North East Art Rock crew​ ​Field Music who bring their acclaimed new album Flat White Moon to the ​C​apital for a​ ​long overdue airing.

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​​They lead a raft of exciting new acts ​including Tracyanne and Danny​, ​featuring​ Tracyanne Campbell of​ ​Glasgow indie​ ​institution Camera Obscura, Glasgow joy peddlers Sacred Paws​ and ​daring new voice Anna B Savage.​

Those acts join the already announced first batch of exciting and innovative artists including Bristol trio Beak​,​ featuring Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, whose compelling mix of Krautrock / John Carpenter-inspired spookiness has been described as intoxicating. They were a highlight at Doune the Rabbit Hole in 2019, before blowing​ ​away their biggest Scottish crowd to date at the Queen Margaret University later that year.

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Also on the bill are Glasgow electro-spiritual power couple Free Love, who will be bringing​ ​their extraterrestrial synth salutations back to the ​Capital. ​

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The line-up at Summerhall

The festival also welcomes inimitable US multi-instrumentalist BC Camplight who​ ​recently released his​ ​fifth album, Shortly After Takeoff, on Bella Union to rave reviews​,​ Scottish synth-goth stormers The Ninth Wave​, ​Edinburgh​ ​indie-folk heroes Broken Records and Wrest​,​ as well as an eclectic mix of exciting new​ ​artists such as BABii, Calva Louise, Junior Brother, Emma McGrath, Marina Allen,​ ​Junodream, Bikini Body, Swim School, Super Inuit, The Joy Hotel, Russell Stewart​,​ ​Romeo Taylor and Edinburgh singer and songwriter Hamish Hawk.

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The festival was originally due to take place earlier this year, in May, and all tickets purchased for that date will be valid for the rescheduled performances.

​Full details and tickets are available from

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