Contents 27 MAY 10 JUNE

Cover story: Summer Festivals They’re here, they’re there, they’re everywhere festival fever has hit Scotland, and with so much choice this summer you’ll need a bit of guidance deciding which events you want to attend. We’ve packaged everything you’ll need to know this festival season into a handy guide beginning on page 17. Features 18 Yeasayer Anand Wilder, from the planet’s most oddly brilliant pop band, Yeasayer, explains his love of a good jig.

36 Boys Noize The Berlin-based electro DJ and producer on the inspirations for his music and his expectations for Rock Ness.

Regulars 2 First Word Comedian-turned-musician Adrian Edmondson explains why we should close Eton.

9 Noticeboard Brian Donaldson runs through the 2010 season of Edinburgh festivals. 12 Get Stuffed Albert Roux opens a restaurant at East Lothian’s Greywalls Hotel, and Red Onion owner John Quigley talks us through festival food.

Around Town

3 Harbours Arts & Seafood Festivals 39 William Chambers millinery Events

Books Clubs

Comedy Film




Visual Art Classified




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Gary Younge Daniel Clowes Alan Warner Benjamin Markovits Jackie Kay


Killer Kitsch Street Party Club Noir: Summer Holiday Roll Deep

Bob Doolally Andrew Lawrence

Confidence Movies 4321 Brothers Bloom The Killer Inside Me The Losers 24 City DVDs

John Cage Musicircus


Ruby Fruit Events

Teenage Fanclub Chrome Hoof Small Black and Washed Out Scout Niblett Rihanna Uninstal CocoRosie Records Jazz & Folk Classical

Any Given Day Doubt: A Parable Dangerous Liaisons Coconut Badger Sweeney Todd Gin and Tonic and Passing Trains

Mhairi Killin: Absent Voices 96

Fiona Tan Jim Lambie Fiona Michie

Recruitment I Saw You Flatshare Classified Courses and Tuition


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