Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch.

Anna Meredith & Southbank Sinfonia

Performing 'Varmints'

A specially expanded version of Varmints, the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year, as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

See times and book tickets

Anna Meredith performs her debut album Varmints, in a specially expanded version for her band and the 30-piece Southbank Sinfonia orchestra. Varmints won Scottish Album of the Year in 2016, with critics describing her as “one of the most innovative voices in British music” for her genre-blending mix of modern classical, art-pop and experimental rock. This concert promises to be a very special homecoming gig for a London-born, but Edinburgh-raised artist, who is also composing new work for the International Festival’s spectacular, free, outdoor opening event. Her work has seen her create soundtracks for Prada fashion campaigns, compose music for an MRI scanner, write symphonies for nursery children and melodies for sleep-pods in Singapore. A Composer in Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Anna has also collaborated with Laura Marling and The Stranglers before working on this exhilarating new version of Varmints with the Southbank Sinfonia, which premiered at London’s Southbank Centre earlier this year.

Join the Facebook event

Under 18s
U18s must be accompanied by an adult and be seated upstairs.
Start time
The start time listed is when the concert will begin

Anna Meredith
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Southbank Sinfonia
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

11 August 2018

Book now

All tickets
Under 18s
50% OFF
Young Scot Card holder
50% OFF
European Youth Card holder
50% OFF
Students (limited availability)
50% OFF

* A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.
Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices.
People with disabilities can buy tickets for the area of the venue most appropriate for their needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket price for that performance. Available to book on the phone or in person.

With thanks to our supporters

Supported by

Sponsored by

Audio Partner

Audio Partner

Lighting Partner

Lighting Partner

You might also be interested in

John Grant

The singer-songwriter brings his captivating music to a very special International Festival concert.

20 August 2018

Martyn Bennett's 'Bothy Culture'

Performed by The Grit Orchestra & Greg Lawson

A unique performance of an epic orchestration of Martyn Bennett’s second album, Bothy Culture. Part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside. 

21 August 2018


With special guests

An evening of exciting names in dance music, with live performance and DJ sets as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

11 August 2018

Alan Cumming presents Club Cumming

Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with his Club Cumming hedonistic extravaganza.

25 August 2018