We’ll be back from Wed 31 May – Sun 4 June 2023, transforming the former Scottish Widows office complex on Dalkeith Road for a five-day spectacular event more immersive and atmospheric than any Hidden Door so far. 

Discover over 60 music acts and 22 spoken word & poetry performers plus 33 visual artists and 8 unique, immersive environments. Plus late night DJ sets, bars, hot food stalls, a makers’ market and several surprises to discover during your visit.

We open at 5pm on Wednesday, then from 1pm every other day, closing at 1am.

Free entry 1-5pm, ticketed after 5pm.

Wednesday 31 May

Open from 5pm until 1am.

Music: Porridge Radio, Pozi, Water Machine, Dinosaur 94, DEADLETTER, Wombo, Acolyte, Exterior, Bell Lungs

Opening Night Party: with Blue Giant Orkestar, Paradise Palms Records presents Jacuzzi General and the Jets, and Prosumer

Poetry & Spoken Word: Caitlin Stobie, Patrick Romero McCafferty, Clare O’Brien, Gray Crosbie and Sean Wai Keung

Thursday 1 June

Open from 1pm (ticketed after 5pm) until 1am.

Music: Hot 8 Brass Band, AKU!, Azamiah, Berta Kennedy, Butch Kassidy, Flasher, The Micro Band, Exterior, Solar Panel

Late Night Party: with O and Samedia Shebeen ft. Butho The Warrior in the Club Space

Poetry & Spoken Word: Bibi June, Rupert Smith, Fiona Robertson and Jay Whittaker

Friday 2 June

Open from 1pm (ticketed after 5pm) until 1am.

Music: Max Cooper, Bemz corto.alto, Becky Sikasa, Josef Akin, Billy Got Waves, Sarah Carton, Exterior, Nikki Kent

Late Night Party: with Maranta + SISU presents Melati, Penstkart and TSUNIMAN in the Club Space

Poetry & Spoken Word: Éadaoín Lynch, Genevieve Carver, Zaki El-Salahi and Sal

Saturday 3 June

Open from 1pm (ticketed after 5pm) until 1am.

Music: Nine8, Straight Girl, Frozemode, Spencer Mason, Jelani Blackman, Queen of Harps, Goodnight Louisa, Peplo, Blush Club, Exterior

Late Night Party: with Fat Dog + EPiKA presents ona:v, Dark Ali and Violet Haze in the Club Space

Poetry & Spoken Word: Andrés N Ordorica, Ross McCleary, Annaliese Broughton and Allie Kerper

Plus… Creative Edinburgh Makers’ Market

Sunday 4 June

Sunday 4 June

Open from 1pm (ticketed after 5pm) until 1am.

Music: Pillow Queens, Sweaty Palms, Cowboy Hunters, Rozi Plain, Eyes of Others, Former Champ, Josephine Sillars, Rhona Macfarlane, Blair Coron, Exterior, Elsa, Malissa

Closing Night Party: with Free Love + SISU presents Kavari (live) and Guyz in the Club Space

Poetry & Spoken Word:  Patrick James Errington, Oliver Robertson, Janette Ayachi, Elspeth Wilson and Alyson Kissner

Read the full Hidden Door programme announcement

Tickets start from £25 plus booking fees. Strictly over 18s only. Ticketed events start at 5pm and end at 1am, subject to licence. Full Terms and Conditions apply.

Hidden Door is a volunteer-run charity and your purchase really helps us to start making future plans, giving us the financial and moral support we need to start exploring potential venues and booking acts.

Come on the journey to Hidden Door 2023!

Hidden Door is a registered charity, under the name Hidden Door Charitable Company Ltd, registered charity number SC050108.