Playing 4 Cities in 1 Night
Scottish superstars Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall will be transported by helicopter to play a stripped back set in 4 cities in one night.
Aircraft and flight services provided by Andrew and Yvonne Devlin of Curtis Moore Group, and all airports have agreed to wave their landing fees.
Even when Amy Macdonald’s not visibly around, she’s busy. The Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and musician is being asked to represent her country at flagship events, performing to vast audiences at European festivals or scratching an ever-itchy writing urge. Macdonald might have enjoyed a decade’s success in the music industry, here, there and everywhere, but she’s still in her twenties.
As perhaps the biggest young female Scottish artist in the world – not to mention a huge football fan – Macdonald was asked to raise the curtain on two sports events that brought the planet to Scotland. In 2014 she was asked to perform at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games then at the opening of the Ryder Cup.
Macdonald released her debut album This Is the Life in 2007 – and sold three million copies worldwide. Her hugely successful fourth album, Under Stars was released in 2017. Under Stars is 29-years-young Amy Macdonald reaching in, reaching up and reaching out. Her famously rich voice is richer, more powerful still. Her renowned way with a melody is stronger, bolder, more impactful. Partnering with new collaborators has given her the power to dig even deeper. Allying herself with likeminded musical souls close to home has freed her to fly even higher.
Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. Over the next decade, three further critically acclaimed albums followed; ‘Drastic Fantastic’, ‘Tiger Suit’ and ‘Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon’ in 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively, keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish singer-songwriter’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerising live artist.
Tunstall has toured the world many times over. She has become a festival favourite, from Glastonbury to Belladrum (and back again). She outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit 'Suddenly I See’, and a Q award for Track of the Year. She also landed a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and lent her tunes to a host of movies and TV shows ('Suddenly I See', used in the iconic opening scene of Meryl Streep flick 'The Devil Wears Prada').
As well as putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming album, 2018 has already seen KT being awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at Music Week's Women In Music Awards as well as having been invited to take on the role as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week Parade along Sixth Avenue. She will spend the summer touring with The Pretenders, Simple Minds, and Barenaked Ladies on the lead up to the much- anticipated release of her 6th studio album this Autumn.
This year legendary Scottish writer, author of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh will be performing a bedtime story. The story will be performed live in Edinburgh, and live-streamed to each of the other cities.
Internationally acclaimed Scottish writer Irvine Welsh shot to prominence with his first novel Trainspotting, and hasn’t looked back since. His most recent work Dead Men’s Trousers was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller and he currently divides his time between Miami, LA and Edinburgh. As an ambassador for international street papers he is honored to be taking part in this event in his home city.