Festivals

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.

Nuart Aberdeen is supported by presenting partners Burness Paull and Aberdeen Standard Investments alongside a growing community of independent local partners and suppliers.

The festival took place from Friday 12 – Sunday 15 April and was supplemented by a programme of talks, presentations, film screenings, walking tours and workshops.

Since the launch of Nuart Aberdeen, 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

This October Aberdeen will be full of laughs when the hottest comedians come to town. With stand out headliners, fringe favourites and comedy legends make sure you you’re part of the fun!Full of laughs from start to finish…

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 headlining acts Reginald D Hunter, David O’Doherty and Tom Allen.

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.

For more information or to buy tickets please visit the official Aberdeen Comedy Festival website here: www.aberdeencomedyfestival.com

Inspired Nights Festival

This May (18th – 27th) we are celebrating Aberdeen’s vibrant nightlife as we invite you to step out into the night to explore all the city has to offer after dark!

Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur, a beer aficionado or wine whizz, Inspired Nights is a food and drink festival with something for everyone. From outstanding offers on craft cocktails and local beers at your favourite bars in Aberdeen to exclusive food deals and access to a variety of exciting events like cocktail mixology sessions, tastings, masterclasses and tours.

For more information and to buy your festival wristbands visit the Inspired Nights website www.aberdeeninspirednights.com