Abstrakt: Theo Kottis, Domenic Cappello
Sep 15th

Abstrakt: Theo Kottis b2b Domenic Cappello

Abstrakt Edinburgh: Line-Up Announcement
After deciding to drop Jeremy Underground to headline Friday’s party, we have managed to secure a very special replacement…

Theo Kottis

For the first time ever, Edinburgh’s favourite son will play a very special, extended b2b set with legendary Glasgow DJ, Domenic Cappello. In support, we have also added one of Scotland’s fastest rising talents in Kieran Apter.

Theo Kottis b2b Domenic Cappello (00:30 – 04:00)
Kieran Apter (23:00 – 00:30)

After standing up to the bullies and exposing what is a massive problem within our scene, we now have a line up featuring some of the best DJs in the country – who all want to play our party for the right reasons!

Tickets for this event have been reduced to just £6 in advance and, since it does not feel right to financially profit from the ‘Saunagate’ publicity, all profits exceeding the money already lost through cancelling the booking will now be donated to helping the homeless, through Shelter… because not everyone can afford to turn their noses up at 4* spa hotels.

Get tickets now and show your support for one hell of a cause and one hell of a party, this Friday night at La Belle Angele. Be quick, we have a feeling this one’s gonna be popular;

PS – we’d like to thank Jeremy Underground for offering to “refund anything the promoter has paid from (his) own pocket”. Once these funds are received, we’ll also be putting these into the pot towards a really good cause.

Theo Kottis b2b Domenic Cappello
Kieran Apter

Friday 15th September
23.00 – 04.00
La Belle, Edinburgh

Tickets from £6 (Resident Advisor);


The Blueswater Edinburgh Bash
Sep 29th

The Blueswater Edinburgh Bash

The Blueswater Edinburgh Bash (support from Logan’s Close, Melisa Kelly and the Smokin’ Crows). Award winning rhythm and blues band The Blueswater will be ending their UK tour in style, and they are bringing friends. Expect loads of sweat and dancing.

The Blueswater is an award winning, Edinburgh based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances.

In 2011, they premiered their show BLUES! At the Edinburgh Fringe to great acclaim, and in 2012 received a Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. The show, a musical history of the blues genre, now regularly tours across the UK.

‘Edinburgh act The Blueswater have built a solid reputation in blues circles, both in Scotland and further afield.’ – The Scotsman

‘Definitely a band to watch!’ – Blues in Britain

‘Terrific set of blues songs performed with zest and wit. Great night out.’ – Ian Rankin

Support from Logan’s Close, Melisa Kelly and the Smokin’ Crows


Romare (DJ set)
Nov 3rd

STORYTIME presents: Romare (DJ set)

Anddddddd we’re back! It’s chapter 2 of STORYTIME, and we’re very excited to welcome Romare to Edinburgh!

Romare, who’s debut album Projections (2015) fast became an electronic classic, is joining us at La Belle Angele on the 3rd November. Prepare for a funky, disco-influenced DJ set that will definitely get you dancing. Signed to Ninja Tune, Romare released his second EP Love Songs Pt. 2 last year, exposing a subtler, nuanced side to his production. We’re more than excited for this one, as belters like ‘Rainbows’ and ‘Work Song’ have been propped by the likes of Gilles Peterson and have been gracing our stereos with their unusual and original sound since their release.

As we’re sure you’re all aware, tragically Studio 24 has been the latest Edinburgh venue casualty in the never-ending battle between club owners and property developers, money-grabbers and complaining neighbours. The loss of such an iconic and important space in the city hit us hard.

But we’re also more than excited to set-up our new home in the Cowgate’s historic La Belle Angele!

Come and dance to good music with us x

Romare (DJ Set)

Doors 11:00pm – 03:00am

1st Release: £8 + Booking Fee
2nd Release: £10 + Booking Fee
3rd Release: £12 + Booking Fee


Patrick Topping City Takeover
Sep 14th

NV17 : Patrick Topping – City Takeover – Edinburgh


Book in Thursday September 14th in your diary now!!


Patrick Topping shall be playing at 5 very special Edinburgh unusual locations throughout the day and night as part of his City Takeover tour

10pm – After Party @ La Belle Angele – Tickets on sale now

More info >>


Miles & Erica of the Wonder Stuff
Sep 9th

Miles & Erica of The Wonder Stuff // Plus Special Guests

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

2017 UK Tour

The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls will be touring the UK in September and October this year in support of the duo’s third studio album.

In response to being asked about the new album and tour Hunt remarked

“We decided to take the first few months of the year off from gigging, most unusual for us, to stay home to write and record a new album together. The time spent off the road allowed us to thoroughly immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of the new record. Conversely the time off also refreshed our appetite for getting back on stage!”

When asked if the duo will be performing any of the old favourites alongside songs from the new release whilst on tour Hunt replied

“The plan is for us to play the newer material in the earlier part of our sets and work our way toward the better known songs by the end of the evening. It would be churlish not to, right?”

Tickets on sale via Tickets Scotland, Underground Solu’shn & TicketWeb UK


Aug 26th

Musika feat DIXON (3 hour set) – Nightvision on the Fringe

Making his first appearance in Edinburgh in almost a decade, we are thrilled to finally be able to bring to you arguably the world’s no1 act in the realms of underground House and Techno – DIXON.

DIXON, one third of the legendary Innervisions label alongside AME, shall be playing an extended 3 hour set making up for lost time after an almost 10 year long hiatus from the Scottish Capital due to his crazy demanding worldwide touring schedule

Local support from Alan Dobson, Jamie McKenzie & Kieran Apter.

Expect additional sound & lighting venue installations for this event. Late 5am licence confirmed.

Tickets on sale now. We expect this event to sell out in advance.

2nd release – £20

Bar Soba (Edinburgh), Hanover Street
From 8pm
Featuring Dylan Smith + more

Free buses running from Bar Soba to La Belle Angele from midnight


LEFTFIELD (dj set)
Sep 29th

Karnival feat Leftfield (DJ set)

After a brief hiatus Karnival returns with the legendary LEFTFIELD.

Leftfield have been at the cutting edge of dance music since the 1990s, releasing albums that have become some of the most influential electronic records of all time, Throughout the 90s Leftfield were untouchable live and on record. Their debut Leftism, remains one of the defining statements of 90s dance music, a gloriously inter-woven bombardment of musical styles and immaculate grooves, nominated for a Mercury prize and later voted in the top ten greatest albums of all time by readers of Q magazine. Fast forward 22 years with Leftism re-released only this time with time with 22 tracks – the orginal album remastered and 11 brand new remixes from the likes of Skream Ben Sims & Bodyjack,

Catch Leftfield up close & personal for a DJ set in the intimate surroundings of La Belle Angele

Earlybird tickets available from Resident Advisor.


Layton Giordani
Aug 25th

Phonik Presents Layton Giordani (Drumcode)

Very excited for this one! Come join us for a very special festival closing party as we bring you a man who has taken the mighty Drumcode label by storm this year.

Lineup >>

Ashley Shabz
Sean Whelan
Grant Hamilton


Mr Scruff
August 18th & 19th

Nightvision On The Fringe feat MR SCRUFF (5 hr Set)

We are delighted to welcome back the most animated and legendary Mr Scruff to the capital for a Fringe exclusive at this years festival for a run of Fringe shows taking place on:

Friday 18th August 11pm – 4am

Saturday 19th August 11pm – 4am

Andy Carthy, aka Mr Scruff, is renowned for his hugely popular, eclectic mix of music which flits between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, latin, African, ska, disco, house, funk…. and many more generes. With a large dose of cheek and a good sense of humour, Mr Scruff’s all night affairs are all about the fun atmosphere as they are about the music.

Earlybird £12.50 – Limited
1st Release £15
2nd Release £16

11pm – 4am

Bar Soba (Edinburgh), Hanover Street
From 8pm
Aug 18th – Rebecca Vasmant
Aug 19th – Lel Palfrey

Free buses running from Bar Soba to La Belle Edinburgh from midnight


Andy Shauf
Aug 21st

Andy Shauf

The Party is the Anti Records debut for this Canadian songwriter, who grew up in small-town Saskatchewan.

Awkward characters show up “Early to the Party,” and either reveal life-changing secrets (“To You”) or try their hardest to reveal nothing at all (“The Magician”). In “a city the size of a dinner plate,” everyone knew the guy who keeled over dead after smoking what he promised would be his last pack of cigarettes (“Alexander All Alone”). The girl dancing by herself, unselfconsciously, in the middle of the room, with the “Eyes of Them All” upon her. One moment you’re dancing with someone who bears an uncanny resemblance to your ex (“Martha Sways”), and later you start slagging your best friend as way of endearing yourself to his recently dumped ex (“Quite Like You”).

Did that all really happen in the same night? It certainly happens in the space of this tightly narrated thirty-eight minutes, all set to ornate arrangements of fuzzed-out guitars, string sections, clarinets and dreamy synths, all draped over delicate piano, acoustic guitars and rainy-day drums.

The Party is not exactly a concept record, but it was a way for the singer-songwriter to get out of his own head. An after-party record, more like it. Or for the hangover the next day, when only Shauf’s songs can make any sense of the emotionally-charged scenarios that played out the night before.

Andy Shauf’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: http://n.pr/2rTSIDC

Support comes from writer, musician and lapsed librarian Ian Humberstone. Prepare yourself for an out-of-this-world musical experience: https://soundcloud.com/ianhumberstone