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Saturday, November 25th, 2017
7:00 PM
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The inaugural Alternative Peers Ball is a contemporary re-imagination of the prestigious Peers Ball, presented in 1822 by Sir Walter Scott at Assembly Rooms, as a celebration of King George IV’s visit to Edinburgh, the first of a UK monarch to Scotland in 2 centuries. The event was a pivotal moment in the history of tartan in Scotland, as the first event of it’s kind to bring Scotland’s national dress to the mainstream after the repeal on the ban on the kilt to those out-with the military. As such holds it’s place in the history books as the birthplace of modern tartan.

On November 25th, Assembly Rooms and Vic Galloway will present our alternative, up-to-date version of the Peers Ball, celebrating the 230 year heritage of such a prestigious building with some of Scotland’s top music alongside installations and live drawing from some of our country’s top visual and contemporary artists. The line-up will include live sets from Django Django (Full headline set), Pictish Trail, Meursault, Man of Moon, Siobhan Wilson, SKJØR as well as a DJ set from Edinburgh’s LuckyMe Records and the artistic talents of Ursula Cheng, Too Much Fun Club, Donald Watson and Projector Club. Expect a part festival, part art installation and one’s the year’s best parties.