Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings met as kids and set their bodies against the tide. From the beginning they were obstinately not going to do what was expected.

Under disparate influences that ranged from Enya to Suicide, they began to create the unique sound of their early releases; Tape One, Tape Two, the Mercury Award-winning debut long player DEAD, and then the face-slap to the world White Men Are Black Men Too and their second SAY Award winner, Cocoa Sugar, where the sound was refined and almost bent back, like a disjointed thumb, into an unnatural position. Album number four Heavy Heavy expanded their sonics even further whilst carrying the trio to the lofty flights of the albums chart and further into critical acclaim. 

A truly enigmatic band with a fabulously hard to define sound, fighting definition. The visceral propulsion of the Young Fathers live show will leave you stunned, earning them rightfully a reputation as the must-see band of 2023 as they share their passions with audiences around the globe, including as hand-picked special guests to Depeche Mode and creating the Glastonbury moment of the year.

No dress code required. Dancing, not moshing. Hips jerking, feet slipping, brain firing in Catherine Wheel sparks of joy and empathy. Underground but never dark. Still young, after some years, even as the heavy, heavy weight of the world seems to grow day by day.

You can also call the venue box office on 0131 228 1155 to book and for any queries.

Age Restriction

Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18

Access Booking

Please contact the box office on 0131 228 1155 or by emailing in order to book wheelchair spaces and disabled companion places.