The best nocturnal activities during the 2014 Edinburgh Festivals

This article is from 2014

The best nocturnal activities during the 2014 Edinburgh Festivals

This is Ceilidh / This is Ceilidh

Try something alternative like ceilidh dancing or a cabaret club night

One of the best things about Edinburgh in August has to be the wealth of indulgent after-hours fun to be found in the most unexpected of places. David Pollock picks a few highlights for those seeking a lighthearted alternative to the usual late-night offerings

The After Party

Alex Rossi and the Rhythmic Circus band deliver a three-hour afterparty of rock’n’roll and hip hop from the Assembly Hall show in which they star.
Assembly Checkpoint, 623 3030, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 Aug, 11.55pm, £10.

The Egg

A perennial Edinburgh club, this Saturday night of indie, new wave and much more besides is an Art School favourite with the locals.
Wee Red Bar, 651 5859, 16 Aug, 11pm, £5 (£2 before midnight).


The successor to the Bongo Club Cabaret is a non-stop DJ set with walkabout performances from cabaret acts.
Assembly Checkpoint, 623 3030, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 Aug, 11.55pm, £12.

Jukebox Presents Late and Loud

Lulu’s audience-selected weekend club adds a bit of festival interest with guests like DJ Edith Bowman and comedian Russell Kane.
Lulu, 225 5005, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 Aug, 10pm, £10 (£6).

Midnight Ceilidh

Traditional late-night Gay Gordoning fun for all experience levels at Edinburgh’s most out-there venue.
Summerhall, 560 1581, 13, 20, 23 Aug, midnight, £6.

PBH Free Fringe Club Nights

PBH’s Free Fringe branches out into clubs, with this weekly late night northern soul and retro indie night boasting some special guest comedy circuit appearances.
Electric Circus, 226 4224, 13, 20 Aug, 1am, free.

This is Ceilidh

Spiegeltent-style ceilidh in the heart of the city, with live piping and all sorts.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 24 Aug (not 11), 11pm, £16--£18.