Unique Events are pleased to announce the return of Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker in January 2020, along with the first shows at the all new ‘Burns&Beyond Festival Club’ located in Edinburgh’s famous Assembly Rooms, George Street from Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 January.

Opening the Burns&Beyond Festival Club on Thursday 23 January is Scottish music legend and inspirational artist Edwyn Collins.

Recently celebrating his 60th birthday, the musician, producer and record label owner from Edinburgh has been a pioneer of Scotland’s music scene for over 40 years. Lead singer and co-founder of the 1980s post-punk band Orange Juice, Collins started a solo career following the group’s split in 1985, and his 1995 single ‘A Girl Like You’ was a world-wide hit. In February 2005, Collins was hospitalised following two cerebral haemorrhages which resulted in aphasia, and he subsequently underwent an extensive rehabilitation period.  He resumed his musical career in 2007 and a documentary film on his recovery, titled The Possibilities Are Endless, was released in 2014.  Collins was the co-founder of the indie record label Postcard Records and winner of the Ivor Novello Award, the Ivor Inspiration Award, in 2009. His latest album Badbea was released in 2019 to rave reviews and critical acclaim.

Tide Lines, appearing on Friday 24 January, are a four-piece band based in Glasgow who are heavily influenced by the traditional music of their native Highlands and Islands, but whose highly eclectic sound is driven by acoustic and electric guitars, with drums and keyboards. Having recently sold-out Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom in only 6 minutes, their devoted fans are renowned for creating electric atmospheres and fuelling raucous live shows.

On appearing at Burns&Beyond, Tide Lines said: We’re really looking forward to performing as part of the Burns&Beyond Festival Club. We always enjoy playing for an Edinburgh audience and, with this show being part of a great festival in an amazing venue, it’s likely to be a cracker!’

Tickets for Edwyn Collins and Tide Lines are on-sale 10am, Friday 6 September from www.burnsandbeyond.com.

The full Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker programme for 2020 will be announced early November.