When: 27th May – 4th June 2016
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
£: Admission is free until 6pm when tickets are available to buy. Tickets cost £15 (£13 for concessions) on weekends and £10 (£8 for concessions) on weekdays.
What is it?
From Friday 27th May to Saturday 4th June, Hidden Door bring their interdisciplinary arts festival, Electric City, to an abandoned street lighting depot in Edinburgh.
A team of hardy volunteers will transform the dilapidated space into a creative utopia, overflowing with music venues, theatre spaces, bars, and a cinema; not to mention a slew of site-specific, genre-defying art installations.
The music line-up will pair emerging Scottish acts like Bossy Love, with some of the most reputable names on the touring circuit. Dubbed Electric City, in homage to the site’s recent past, this year’s music programme features performances from Teleman, NZCA Lines, Meilyr Jones, Luke Abbott, This Is The Kit, Rival Consoles, Lanterns on the Lake, The Wave Pictures and Three Trapped Tigers to name a few.
Hidden Door have teamed up with Glasgow feminist collective TYCI, to tempt Rosie Lowe and Nimmo to the festival on 2nd June, whilst Edinburgh stalwarts LIMBO are working with Jane Weaver, Neon Waltz and Young Fathers affiliate Law Holt, among others.
Long-term partners, the Tinderbox Orchestra, will be premiering a pioneering project with experimental polymath and Matthew Herbert collaborator Yann Seznec.
The line-up so far, is as follows:
Friday 27th May: NZCA Lines / Meilyr Jones / Bossy Love / Apostille / Sacred Paws
Saturday 28th May: Rival Consoles / Three Trapped Tigers / The Wave Pictures / BABE
Sunday 29th May: Teleman / Lanterns on the Lake / Mickey 9’s / More TBA
Monday 30th May: Tinderbox Orchestra / Room to Play feat. Yann Seznec
Thursday 2nd June (with TYCI): Rosie Lowe / Nimmo / More TBA
Wednesday 1st June: Jonnie Common / More TBA
Friday 3rd June (with Limbo): Jane Weaver / Law Holt / Neon Waltz / Callum Easter / Delta Mainline
Saturday 4th June: Luke Abbott / This Is the Kit / Rozi Plain / Supermoon / RAZA
In addition there will be 50 visual artists, 15 theatre companies, 20 poets and 12 film organisations, bringing an explosion of creative energy to this charismatic pop-up venue.
More info: hiddendoorblog.org