Wide Days, Scotland’s premiere music convention, will take place virtually in 2020 from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 of July.

Now in its tenth year, organisers Olaf Furniss and Michael Lambert have once again curated a packed schedule of panels, interviews, live performances and networking opportunities.

This year, many panels explore the challenges and opportunities brought about by the Co-Vid 19 pandemic. In particular, Ric Salmon from live stream pioneers Driift will reveal key insights into his campaigns with Laura Marling, Dermot Kennedy, Lianne La Havas and Biffy Clyro.

There is also a truly international flavour as Phil Patterson (Department for International Trade), Nur Al Habash (Italia Music Export) and others discuss the role of music export bodies in promoting talent internationally.

Wide Days has a reputation for throwing a spotlight on the hottest new Scottish acts and this year is no different. A vastly experienced panel of judges with support from PRS Foundation and Ticketmaster New Music has brought together a line-up of brand new talent from across the country including punk duo MEMES and experimental multi-instrumentalist Kapil Seshasayee.

Showcase performances will live stream from 7pm BST on Thursday and Friday evenings and the music continues on Saturday with the Festival Takeover presented by Focus Wales and the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Check out the whole programme at and are available to view at widedays.com

Images by Jannica Honey