DECAGRAM is proud to host a truly diverse, world-class festival of local artists’ live and electronic music. Curated by Edinburgh’s own year-round music and arts community in the stunning setting of The Skylight Bar at The Tolbooth Market.
SUBSTANCE | AUNTIE FLO | PARADIGM | MAIN INGREDIENT | NASTY P | WITNESS | FRANk | NIKNAK | ME AND THE DEVIL | HUNTLEYS & PALMERS | HEALTHY | MIGHTY OAK SOUNDSYSTEM | RAZA | TRUDATSOUND | THE REVERSE ENGINEER | NUMBERS ARE FUTILE | EXTERIOR | FEATHERWEST | THE FOREST CAFE | RYAN VAN WINKLE | FOXGANG | HARBINGERS | URBAN FARMHAND | AND MUCH MORE
Line-up dates and details are below. Tickets… wait, no tickets needed.
Door policy is FREE ENTRY at Skylight as the music bill is funded by DECAGRAM’s profit-to-artist beer, and proceeds from our brewing collaborators’ Top Out and Black Metal Breweries at the Skylight Bar (Upstairs bar at The Tolbooth Market)
Midweek shows include lunchtime concerts, Louisiana jazz and contemporary Scottish folk trios and the best of Edinburgh’s homegrown singer songwriter community. Moving into live bands and DJs late doors.
The Weekends are all about celebrating of the best of what goes on at night the rest of the year, starting at midday right the way through til 3am.
There will be a record shop throughout the month presenting work from associated labels and all the artists who have work on vinyl and other merch.
There’s something to do whether relaxing in the afternoon, or out at night, and we don’t want you to miss out some come and say Hi and we’ll give you a taste of our beers.
See you at Skylight.
Friday 3rd August – OPENING PARTY
Details to be revealed.
Saturday 4th August – SUBSTANCE
Edinburgh based progressive dance music outfit Substance host the first (and we’re quite sure the only) electronic music all-dayer of 2018’s Edinburgh festival. Look out on their Facebook for line-up announcements:
Sunday 5th August – DECAGRAM presents TASTER
Showcasing the delightful culinary, beverage and acoustic offerings at The Tolbooth Market and courtyard where the Skylight Bar is situated. Moving into a selection of performances from DJs and electronic musicians featuring later in the month.
Friday 10th August
A one night only reunion of Edinburgh oddball rocknroll institution Foxgang support Glasgow’s phenomenally versatile and eclectic two-piece RAZA. Followed by NikNak on the decks. Quite a dance party.
Saturday 11th August – HEALTHLIFE
This collaboration between Glasgow club culture heavyweights HEALTHY and HIGHLIFE sees AUNTIE FLO spearhead a DJ bill that takes over The Skylight Bar for the festival’s second unique all-dayer. Presenting a survey of outward looking UK music from the DJs behind Highlife, Healthy, London’s Huntleys & Palmers with Francis Dosoo of Edinburgh’s Above a Sleeping City and Rhythm Machine.
All-dayer #3: FLOORED presents
The Reverse Engineer | Trudatsound & Light and some very special guests (to be revealed)
Friday 17th – THE FOREST CAFE IS 18!
Featuring so much!
Urban Farmhand feat. Siobhan Wilson
Small Feet Little Toes
Dai Jones Record Encyclopedia.
and more tba.
Saturday 18th – MIGHTY OAK SOUNDSYSTEM
All-dayer #3: Presents a day of Reggae sounds. Acts tba.
Sunday 19th – CONVOLVE
All-dayer #3: Brand new Edinburgh-based whiteboys purveying African/Afrocarribean music and visuals. Some of the most incisive and upbeat global music selections you will hear this year.
Friday 24th – DECAGRAM presents ETHEREUM NIGHTS #2
Party for a digital age, featuring: Numbers are Futile, Exterior, Me and The Devil, Featherwest, NikNak, Bless This Machine and a bunch of incredible visuals.
Saturday 25th – AKALA (ticketed – exception that proves the rule)
With support from Edinburgh/Glasgow’s own politically charged HipHop label This is Not Pop
Sunday 26th – SKYLIGHT CLOSING PARTY
Witness Witness, Paradigm and Main Ingredient as they bring down the house. Witness recently completed one of the longest standing nights at Edinburgh’s famous Sneaky Pete’s nightclub, and award winning visual design and projection mapping is supplied by Paradigm Electronic Arts head honcho Martin Sweeny (aka Unstable Creations).
Final event: to be revealed
NASTY P plus guests
Edinburgh’s undisputed world-class HipHop selector, recently contacted to support Beyonce and JayZ at Murrayfield stadium
ME & THE DEVIL DJS
For DECAGRAM, now officially a full not-for-profit company DECAGRAM ART AND CRAFT CIC, this venture is about benefitting from the August festival income, to raise funds for our own brewery equipment.
We have been bowled over by the level of support from some of Scotland’s top names in new music contributing their time and talent for the best possible deal. There is no way we can thank you enough (but free beer is a good start xx)
As a result, in case you missed this the first time: the Skylight Bar is FREE ENTRY.
Please party responsibly
Another great night of music and film from the DECAGRAM Collective this week, at Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh –
With the collaboration of Mickey 9s, Urvanovic and Mathew Collings.
What have we done?
A year ago today, DECAGRAM launched with a collaborative performance at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh.
Featuring Numbers are Futile, Hiva Oa, Asthmatic Astronaut, Lipsync for a Lullaby, And The Moose Came In Second, Small Feet Little Toes, Tongues, Tokamak, Sink and Trudatsound.
The bands performed collaboratively created new works in pairs, making up ten short movements.