The Edge Festival announces line-up

  • 5 June 2008

This article is from 2008

Pendulum, Kristin Hersh, Digitalism and Michael Franti amongst bill for Edinburgh's new August music festival

For 2009 lineup, see

The line up has been announced for The Edge Festival, the new August music festival which replaces T on the Fringe.

The festival takes place in August throughout the capital in various venues ranging from Cabaret Voltaire to the Corn Exchange.

Included in the highlights is ex Throwing Muses front woman Kristin Hersh, whose live spoken word project ‘Paradoxical Undressing’ will incorporate film, music and essays and feature excerpts from her upcoming memoir of the same name.

The full line-up:

Act Date Venue
Scouting for Girls Thu 7 Aug Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Lostprophets Wed 13 Aug
Shed Seven + Colin MacIntyre Thu 14 Aug
Newton Faulkner Fri 15 Aug
Maximo Park + Young Knives Mon 18 Aug
Xavier Rudd Tues 19 Aug
One Republic + The Script Wed 20 Aug
Pendulum Thu 21 Aug
Kate Nash Mon 25 Aug
Kevin McDermott Wed 13 Aug Liquid Room

Your Sound Showcase Sat 16 Aug
Broken Records Sun 17 Aug
Michael Franti + Spearhead Wed 20 Aug
Dizzee Rascal Thu 21 Aug
Deadmau5 (Live) Fri 22 Aug
Digitalism Sat 23 Aug
An Evening with Stephen Lynch Sun 24 Aug
Angus and Julia Stone Mon 11 Aug
The Twilight Sad Thu 14 Aug
Santogold Tue 19 Aug
Ratatat Fri 1 Aug Cabaret Voltaire

Longview Sun 3 Aug
Paul Haig Mon 4 Aug
Melee Wed 6 Aug
Shout out Louds Thu 7 Aug
Jackie Leven + Lee Patterson Fri 8 Aug
The Presets + Heartbreak Mon 11 Aug
Bo Pepper Tues 12 Aug
Kristin Hersh (preview) Wed 13 Aug
Isosceles Sun 17 Aug
Louis XIV + Les Gars Mon 18 Aug
Midnight Juggernauts Fri 22 Aug
Clare & The Reasons + Brendan Campbell   Mon 25 Aug
Kristin Hersh Sun 17 - Sat 23 Aug St. Cecilias Church
Laura Marling Tue 12- Wed 13 Aug Bannermans

For more info:

Shed Seven

York indie rockers on a Greatest Hits Live tour.

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Socially conscious, rootsy hip hop and funk from Franti who has spent a lot of time in the last few years travelling around the Middle East but whose music is getting lighter and more throwaway.


The coolest, hippest producers in the world, the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley), go live.

Ben Howard, The Staves, Matt Norris and Michael Cassidy

Thoughtful acoustic sounds from the Devon-born songsmith who has previously supported Xavier Rudd and Fink. Part of the Edge Festival.

The Raconteurs

Detroit garage supergroup formed by laughin' Jack White and rompin' Brendan Benson, plus some guys from the Greenhornes.

Soma Records Night

The Glasgow label makes its annual pilgrimage to the Festival as Slam are joined by Gary Beck and Animal Farm for a mix of dark expansive house and deep techno. Part of the Edge Festival.

Paolo Nutini and Liam Gerner

The Paisley pop prodigy runs through future singalong classics from his debut album 'These Streets', including 'Last Request' and 'Jenny Don't Be Hasty'. 'Part of the Edge Festival'.


London via Perth (Australia) outfit who mix drum & bass with heavy rock.

Kristin Hersh

The great Throwing Muses singer on a rare solo tour.

Wave Machines, Isosceles and North Atlantic Oscillation

Alt and indie bill, including the beat-up keyboard/drums of Wave Machines, and Isosceles, who dig Beck and Gene Pitney equally, which is something to be saluted.

Stephen Lynch

Comedy singer-songwriter from Michigan, who did a stint on Broadway playing the lead in The Wedding Singer, promoting his latest album Lion.

Newton Faulkner

Dreadlocked, laidback surfer dude troubadour doing tricksy stuff with acoustic guitars.

Kate Nash

Lo-fi singer-songwriter who has charmed the masses with her kitchen sink observations.

Laura Marling

Engaging alt.folk from the waif-like singer whose music brims with lyrical depth and maturity.

Broken Records and Freelance Whales

European folk meets alternative indie from acclaimed Edinburgh ensemble Broken Records.

Sam Sparro

Over-14s show. Sydney-born, LA-raised electro/soul/funk boy who hit big with the wonderful "Black & Gold".

The Lost Prophets

Tour from the Welsh rockers who have been going strong for 10 years.

Deadmau5 and Magnetic Man

Progressive house from the Deadmau5 roadshow featuring big name support from Magnetic Man and DJ support from Calvin Harris and Zane Lowe.

Midnight Juggernauts

Melbourne space disco trio who have been described as 'Can meets ELO'.

Clare & the Reasons

Brooklyn songstress with old school style and a string backing band. 'Part of the Edge Festival'.

Jay Brannan

New York-based singer-songwriter (who was in real sex film 'Shortbus').


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