Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns with the perfect mix of music and drinks
2022 is set to be Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s biggest ever festival with 120 bars confirmed and a stellar line up of headline music acts for the Cocktail Village including sea shanty-singing TikTok sensation, Nathan Evans, Edinburgh singer-songwriter Callum Beattie, Swedish rising popstar, Lilly Ahlberg, TikTok’s newest Scottish singing obsession Calum Bowie, and Scotland’s finest funk-disco band, High Fade.
Taking place from 7th-16th of October, wristband holders can take advantage of exclusive £5 Signature Cocktails at 120 of Edinburgh’s venues.
New participants include The Alchemist, The Cocktail Mafia, Bonnie & Wild, Bitter Sweet, High Dive, The Daiquiri, East Finch, 63rd & 1st and Tipsy Midgie, alongside returning favourites Tigerlily, The Dome, Le Monde, Harvey Nichols, Copper Blossom, Cold Town House, Black Ivy, Skybar, Tonic and NQ64 – each serving a £5 Signature Cocktail.
The ‘Prestige Cocktails’ category offers wristband-holders the chance to enjoy elevated cocktail experiences curated by some of the city’s top mixologists and award-winning venues including Panda & Sons, Hey Palu, the Harrods Champagne Bar, Eve at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, Nightcap, Hawksmoor, The Waldorf Astoria and Superico 99.
Organisers are putting a focus on live music at The Cocktail Village, Festival Square. Kicking things off is sea shanty-singing TikTok sensation, Nathan Evans who will take to the stage on Friday the 7th of October. Chart topping Nathan’s single The Wellerman shot to number-one in the UK Singles Chart in 2021 and has racked up over 500 million streams. Edinburgh-born Callum Beattie, who is due to play at TRNSMT this summer and was recently named number-one Album in The Official Scottish Album Charts, will return to his roots and take to the stage on Monday 10th October followed by Swedish rising pop star, Lilly Ahlberg on Tuesday the 11th October who has already amassed a staggering 50 million streams.
TikTok’s newest Scottish singer will also be making an appearance in the Cocktail Village, Calum Bowie has accumulated 6.1M likes singing from his window to the streets of Edinburgh and recently released a song dedicated to appreciating the city’s small details, called ‘Listen To Your City’. He will perform October 13. There will be live music at the Cocktail Village every day from 2pm.
Gary Anderson, Managing Director of Edinburgh Cocktail Week said:
“We’re thrilled to be returning for our fifth year this Autumn. We are always warmly welcomed by the local bar community and it’s great to see new and more bars taking part than ever before.
It’s important that we continue to develop our festival year-on-year and continue to offer our visitors a memorable and unique visit at Edinburgh Cocktail Week. With music such a popular element of the Cocktail Village, we’re excited to welcome headline acts to the Music Stage this year that we’re sure will get everyone dancing and singing along.
We are also introducing other new elements to this year’s festival, with exciting new pop-ups, spaces and experiences in the Cocktail Village, and our most diverse programme of events happening across the city. All will be revealed in due course.”
Wristbands are on sale now and can be bought at www.edinburghcocktailweek.co.uk.
Wristband options for 2022 are:
Weekend 1 - £8.50 + BF (valid Friday 7th – Sunday 9th Oct)
Weekday - £8.50 + BF (valid Monday 10th – Thursday 13th Oct)
Weekend 2- £8.50 + BF (valid Friday 14th – Sunday 16th Oct)
Ten Day - £25.00 + BF (valid Friday 7th – Sunday 16th Oct)
All wristbands are valid at all 120 participating bars for the full 10-day duration of the festival. Wristbands are valid at the Cocktail Village for the dates detailed above.
Bars Offering a £5 Signature Cocktail:
63rd & 1st
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Badger & Co
Bonnie & Wild
Brewdog Doghouse Edinburgh
Brewdog Lothian Road
Cold Town House
Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar
Contini George Street
Contini Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
Fore Play Crazy Golf
Heads & Tales
Hotel du Vin
Inn on the Mile
Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom - Lothian Road
Innis & Gunn Leith Brewery Taproom
Maki & Ramen at St James Quarter
Malmaison St Andrew Square
McLarens on the Corner
New Town Fox
No.1 High Street
St. Vincent Bar
Teuchters The Shore
Teuchters West End
The Black Fox
The Boozy Beaver
The Boozy Cow
The Cocktail Mafia
The Fox & Faun
The Green Room
The High Dive Bar
The Holyrood 9A
The Keller Taproom
The Lantern Room
The Lioness of Leith
The Mother Superior
The Queens Arms
The Raging Bull
Under the Arch
Prestige Cocktail Bars:
Eve at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Harrods Champagne Bar
Panda & Sons
The Waldorf Astoria