Dundee has been the launchpad for great talent. Snow Patrol met at the University of Dundee, where the four-times platinum selling indie-rock band started off playing gigs at some of the famous local pubs.  

Mercury Music Prize nominees, The View were former St John's RC High School pupils and wrote their own material in a back room of The Bayview Pub, as well as playing at the Centenary Bar, and The Doghouse.

Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and Deacon Blue singer, Ricky Ross, are both former pupils of the High School of Dundee, while Placebo front man Brian Molko also grew up in the City.

Other famous Dundonians include the 1970s soul-funk outfit Average White Band, the Associates, Spare Snare and Danny Wilson and lead signer of Deacon Blue, Ricky Ross.

The City is home to many rising stars like Panda Su and  if you like a cross between Indie Pop and country rock then you’ll love the Hazey Janes whose music displays strong folk song harmonies.

Dundee Rep

The renowned Dundee Rep is a theatre and arts company which stages its own productions and also hosts visiting works including drama, musicals, contemporary and classical dance, children's theatre, comedy, jazz and opera. The Rep is located in Tay Square at the centre of the city's cultural quarter in the West End. 


A fantastic programme of outdoor music events are planned for Dundee this Summer featuring none other than Marc Ronson, Olly Murrs and Little Mix. 
Carnival 56 will take up residence at Camperdown Park over the weekend of Aug 12 – 13 with a star-studded line-up headlined by Marc Ronson and Rudimental.