Storytelling, music, comedy, games, word-play and more collide in the intimate setting of our Spiegeltent. Grab a drink from the bar and settle down for some literary-inspired magic. Unbound is free and takes place every night from 13-28 August from 21:00-23:00. Full line-up announced in July in The Skinny magazine and in the listings below. Over 18s only.



Fun Lovin' Crime Writers

Wednesday 23 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Descending upon Unbound like a group of maverick loner cops brought together to crack one last case, a musical literary incarnation of Avengers Assemble, crime writer supergroup, the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers will storm the stage with a selection of...


Muldoon's Picnic

Thursday 24 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, this show is described by Muldoon himself as ‘an omnium-gatherum’, by Time Out as a ‘music-and-literature extravaganza’ and by us as a stonkingly good night out! Rarely staged outside New...


Neu! Reekie!: Jock Scot Unbound

Friday 25 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

'I woke up in a ditch clutching a pack of Sugar Puffs, it was 1970’. Join Neu! Reekie! hosts Kevin Williamson and Michael Pedersen for a night paying tribute to the legendary Edinburgh poet Jock Scot. A dead-pan performer with an irascible...


Dive: Homage

Saturday 26 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Promising to blow fresh glitter up the arse of any festival in their wake, Dive Queer Party bring back their sell out 2016 hit Homage with a special literary plot twist. Travel to the ends of the rainbow with chief weirdo Miss Annabel Sings, a...


The Flint & Pitch Revue

Sunday 27 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

A delicious mash-up of spoken word, poetry and music featuring some of the best rising stars of the literary and music scenes in Scotland. The bill includes poetry and spoken word from Rachel McCrum and Sara Hirsch; up-and-coming 404 Ink author Chris...


The Last Night on Earth

Monday 28 August 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Ladies, gentlemen and everyone in between! Anarchic entertainers Dive Queer Party conjure the spirit of ’47 to stage a closing cabaret party of epic proportions. With fakery making the headlines and the world falling apart around our ears, the...