First release tickets are now on sale for Hidden Door Festival 2023, taking place at the former Scottish Widows complex, 15 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.
From 31 May – 4 June 2023, we’ll be transforming the former Scottish Widows office complex on Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh for a five-day spectacular event set to be more immersive and atmospheric than any Hidden Door so far.
Environments: collaborative projects
Hidden Door has commissioned stand-out artists from last year’s festival to create a series of Environments for you to explore as you venture deeper into The Complex at 15 Dalkeith Road. Environments run on all five nights of the festival.
An eclectic mix of bands will be filling three performance spaces, bringing almost every genre of music to the event.
Tonight's line-up: Porridge Radio / Pozi / Watermachine / Dinosaur 94 / DEADLETTER / Wombo / Acolyte / Late Night Party with Blue Giant Orkestar, Paradise Palms Records presents Jacuzzi General and the Jets, and Prosumer
On display inside The Complex for the duration of Hidden Door Festival will be visual art from a wide range of artists practising in Scotland, much of which will explore the same issues as the Environments.
This year’s poetry and spoken word programme will showcase a diverse group of new and developing performers from across Scotland and beyond.
Tonight's line-up: Writer, poet and researcher Caitlin Stobie will share her writing, Clare O'Brien will present her work inspired by the natural world and the creatures that wander through it, and we also welcome Mexican-Scottish poet, editor and vocalist Patrick Romero McCafferty. Queer writer and spoken word poet Gray Crosbie makes their return to Hidden Door, as does Sean Wai Keung presenting his reflections on identity and migration.
Tickets start from £25 plus booking fees. Strictly over 18s only. Events start at 5pm and end at 1am, subject to licence. Full Terms and Conditions apply.
About Hidden Door Festival
Hidden Door opens up forgotten urban spaces for the public to explore and discover incredible music, art, theatre, film, dance, spoken word and more. Through our festivals we reveal hidden parts of the city and showcase new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre and film makers.
Hidden Door is a volunteer-run charity, with our work funded through ticket sales, sponsorship and fundraising. All money goes straight back into the festival and paying our creative contributors.