One of the most thrilling live acts in the country, the truly enigmatic Edinburgh Trio Young Fathers have announced their biggest Scottish headline show to date as part of an exciting day festival curated by themselves on Saturday 29th June 2024 at Stirling City Park with a jam-packed supporting lineup of special guests still to be announced.

Fans can get their hands on tickets for the show, held at Stirling City Park from 9am on Wednesday 27th March via  Fans signed up to the Gigs in Scotland database will get access to a presale from 9am on Tuesday 26th March.

Since the release of their now-legendary mixtapes, Tape One in 2011 and Tape Two in 2013, the latter of which gave Young Fathers their first of three Scottish Album of the Year gongs, the Edinburgh-based band have honed their categorically evasive hybrid sound. The latest album ‘Heavy Heavy’ not only won Scottish Album of the Year but is widely regarded as one of the best albums of the year, and saw the band receive their second Mercury Prize nomination. Known for their electrifying performances, their shows are a blur of ritualistic frenzy, making them one of the most must-see acts in the country.

This past weekend saw Young Fathers headline the Royal Albert Hall in London in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Young Fathers strode onto the stage, flanked by a backing singer, instrument-hopping guitarist and keyboard player, free-standing drummer swinging at his skins like a jackhammer, and the multi-lunged wonder of Manchester’s all-female NIA community choir.

For 70 minutes, the Mercury Prize-winning band didn’t let up, a feast for eyes, ears, brain and feet. By only the third song they had the mostly seated Royal Albert Hall entirely up and dancing, with the rushing, powerful Get Up bringing the revolutionary party.

Young Fathers aren’t like any other live band. Blessed by multiple voices, an eye-popping approach to performance and a four-album-and-two-mixtape-deep catalogue, the radical Afro-Scottish hip-hop group are true game-changers, tearing up the rulebook for what live music can be. Only David Byrne’s acclaimed American Utopia tour, where the musicians roamed free and untethered across the stage, comes close to a show that is as sensual as it’s cerebral, intense as it’s loose, artful as it’s sweaty.

Teeming with ideas, with influences from every corner of the musical – and actual – world, the most exciting thing is wondering what Young Fathers will do next on stage.

Catch Young Fathers live at Stirling City Park on Saturday 29th June. Tickets on sale from 9am on Wednesday 27th March via

As a small city with a big history which is celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2024, Stirling is known for the attraction of its historic Castle which will form the stunning backdrop of the Young Fathers at Stirling City Park. Stirling has a strong track record of successfully hosting major events and big crowds, and the city’s central location provides excellent transport links, being within an hour’s travel time for 50% of Scotland’s population. Music lovers can travel with ease – reaching Stirling City Park from Glasgow in only 35 minutes, and Edinburgh in 50 minutes by train.