Dundee band to appear at Edinburgh International Festival

Dundee band The Observers sitting on steps outside The Caird Hall

A young Dundee band, The Observers, has been invited to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival Opening Fanfare Weekend- Scotland Makes Music, on Saturday 5 August 2023. 

The event is a celebration of Scotland’s homegrown music scene in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh. Fusing together brass bands and pipers, rappers and choirs, Festival Director Nicola Benedetti has assembled a diverse community of Scotland’s young musicians for an energetic afternoon of music making. 

The band are made up of Adam Percival – Singer/Guitarist, Anna Fettes – Drummer, Logan Craddock – Guitarist and Georgie Pelc – Guitarist who formed at the Soundbase Music Workshops for 12-18 year olds at the Caird Hall.

They will perform their own songs at 3pm in a 20 minute set and will come together at the end of the day with all the other bands to play the Finale song which they’ve been rehearsing this past month. 

Attendees at the first day of the celebrations are invited to wander through the park to hear the likes of Granton Youth Club, the Ceilidh Trail Ensemble and Musicians in Exile showcased on our satellite stages. These vibrant and varied musical voices will be woven together in a soaring anthem to complete the day. 

The event is free and unticketed and anyone can drop in throughout the afternoon. 

The band will be accompanied by Soundbase tutors: Paul “Lefty” Wright, Euan Ross and Callum Mackie. 

For more information about the event visit https://www.eif.co.uk/events/opening-fanfare-scotland-makes-music#about

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