Aberdeen Inspired spearhead, organise and promote many city centre festivals and events throughout the year in conjunction with various partners.

Nuart Aberdeen

Multi-award winning Street Art Festival…


Brought to you by the team behind Stavanger’s internationally renowned Nuart Festival and developed in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council, Nuart Aberdeen provides a platform for local, national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions in the city centre.

In 2017 the festival was sponsored by Burness Paull LLP: www.burnesspaull.com

The festival took place from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 April and was supplemented by a programme of talks, presentations, film screenings, walking tours and workshops over the course of the Easter Weekend.

Since Nuart Aberdeen launched in April, the festival has won a total of five prestigious awards:

The UK Association of Town and City Management’s Innovation Award, the Visit Scotland Award for Tourism, the British BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) place management award, the Aberdeen Civic Society Award and was instrumental in securing the 2017 European BID of the Year in July.

Visit Nuart Aberdeen’s website for more info: www.nuartaberdeen.co.uk and follow us on social media to keep up to date on announcements!

Aberdeen Comedy Festival

Full of laughs from start to finish…

Now in its second year, the festival boasts over 55 events across 11 days in 27 different venues. We have something for everyone, including multi-bill shows, solo shows, improvisation comedy, kids events, comedy films and workshops. We have an impressive collection of international, national and local comics lined up to make you laugh including Canadian Craig Campbell and the returning Fred MacAulay.

The Aberdeen Comedy Festival is just one of Aberdeen Inspired’s many projects, designed to make Aberdeen city centre one of the most vibrant, attractive and liveable cities in Scotland. Recent winners of the EU BID of the Year Award in Berlin, we are committed to seeing the city grow and prosper over the coming years and beyond. However, this could not be achieved without our valued sponsor and partners who we thank for their continued support and enthusiasm.

We hope you enjoy the comedy on offer, with ticket prices from as little as £5 and several shows a day there’s no excuse not to come out and support your local comedy festival!

Access the official Aberdeen Comedy Festival website here: www.aberdeencomedyfestival.com

Aberdeen Christmas Village


Operates mid Nov – Dec 

2018 announcements coming soon.