2023 Music Line-Up announced

An eclectic mix of bands will be filling three performance spaces at this year’s Hidden Door, bringing almost every genre of music to the event.

Indie rock band Porridge Radio, Grammy-winning Hot 8 Brass Band, electronica and techno producer Max Cooper, radical pop collective NiNE8, and Irish rock band Pillow Queens will take to the Cabaret Stage over the five nights.

Also performing in the former canteen will be post-punk outfit Pozi, doom jazz trio AKU!, jazz collective Corto.alto, alt-pop singer Berta Kennedy, Edinburgh band Dinosaur 94, and post-punk electronica Sweaty Palms.

The space will end each night with a party hosted by brass band Blue Giant Orkestar, sax and drums duo O., and utopian synth duo Free Love, with more to be confirmed.

Down in the Loading Bay stage, indie band DEADLETTER and alt musician Rozi Plain will entertain audiences. Over the five days, they’ll be joined by indie band Wombo, American rock band Flasher, hip hop artist Billy Got Waves, rapper and singer Jelani Blackman and outsider pop outfit The Micro Band.

The Loading Bay will also host six bands selected through an open call, who will perform for audiences during the day on Saturday and Sunday before the event becomes ticketed. They are Goodnight LouisaPeploBlush ClubJosephine SillarsRhona Macfarlane and Blair Coron.

In the Club Space, music label Paradise Palms, Afro-Latin club night Samedia Shebeen and women and non-binary DJ collectives Sisu and EPiKA will each host residencies showcasing their roster of talent.

With more bands yet to be confirmed, audiences can expect to see the best of the UK’s burgeoning music scene.


Night 1 – Wednesday 31 May 2023

Porridge Radio / Pozi / Watermachine / Dinosaur 94 / DEADLETTER / Wombo / Late Night Party with Blue Giant Orkestar

Night 2 – Thursday 1 June 2023

Hot 8 Brass Band / AKU! / Azamiah / Berta Kennedy / Flasher / The Micro Band / Late Night Party with O / Samedia Shebeen in the Club Space

Night 3 – Friday 2 June 2023

Max Cooper / corto.alto / Becky Sikasa / Billy Got Waves / Sarah Carton / Late Night Party with Maranta / Sisu presents Melati, Penstkart and Tsuniman in the Club Space

Night 4 – Saturday 3 June 2023

Nine8 / Frozemode / Spenser Mason / Jelani Blackman / Queen of Harps / Goodnight Louisa / Peplo / Blush Club / Late Night Party with Fat Dog / EPiKA presents ona:v, Dark Ali and Violet Haze in the Club Space

Night 5 – Sunday 4 June 2023

Pillow Queens / Sweaty Palms / Cowboy Hunters / Rozi Plain / Former Champ / Josephine Sillars / Rhona Macfarlane / Blair Coron / Sisu presents Kavari (live) and Guyz in the Club Space / Closing night party with Free Love