The slow trudge back to regular gig-going continues this week, but the majority of shows of note are outdoor affairs – mainly due to the Hidden Door festival, which this year takes place at a new site at Granton Gasworks.
Hamish Hawk is among the acts on the opening night of Wednesday 15th, along with Callum Easter and Pictish Trail. The site also has other attractions including visual works and spoken word performances from more than 30 artists. The site is free to access between 1pm and 6pm, at which point the shows are ticketed.
The Thursday programme includes sets from Mitchell Museum, Swim School and The Orielles, and on Friday it’s an already sold-out day of music headlined by Ibibio Sound Machine and featuring sets from Katherine Aly and Broken Records’ Jamie Sutherland.
Saturday’s attractions include Future Get Down and Post Coal Prom Queen and friends as well as Hannah Diamond, and Sunday has Wozniak, Tupper Werewolf and a DJ set from Auntie Flo, before Rival Consoles close the festival.
Teenage Fanclub are at Aberdeen’s beach Ballroom on Wednesday 15th, and follow this with a hometown show with guests Cloth at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on Thursday 16th.
In Aberdeen, Ded Rabbit play Cafe Drummonds on Friday 17th, while the following night, Sister John are at The Tunnels.
Finally, Aberdeen’s Music Hall has something of a grand re-opening, as Nick Cave and Warren Ellis play the fine old venue on Sunday night.