Summerhall is adding a new week long music festival to its ever-expanding events programme. Southern Exposure will take place in the complex’s courtyard from Fri 15 – Sun 24 Jun and will see Scottish punk legends The Skids continue their comeback on Tue 19 Jun, with modern favourites like Be Charlotte, Emma Pollock, Stanley Odd and Withered Hand lined up for later in the week. The annual Beer FestivALE will get things off to a flying start from the previous Friday.
The festival coincides with Rip it Up, the National Museum’s summer exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop. It’s the first major exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music, and features many objects being loaned by the artists themselves, including The Skids, Big Country, The Rezillos and Idlewild, all of whom are playing at Southern Exposure.
The venue are also collaborating with Edinburgh International Film Festival to bring Retrospective LIVE! – Monterey Pop, DA Pennebaker’s film of the 1967 Monterey Pop festival, to the outdoor screen. It will be shown as if it were a real, live gig, with full festival lighting and sound, giving audiences the chance to experience Simon & Garfunkel, The Who and Jimi Hendrix in their heyday.
Sam Gough, Summerhall’s General Manager said of the event, “This ten day, outdoor festival really showcases what we do best. We are presenting our own Summerhall grown brands, Such as Nothing Ever Happens Here… and FestivALE, with collaborations from Synergy Concerts, National Museums Scotland, and The Edinburgh International Film Festival. Southern Exposure pulls it all together under one roof – or should I say under one sky!”
Tickets for individual events are available now from the Summerhall website.