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  • Writer's pictureSharon Wilson

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.

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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.

Credit, Greg MacVean - High Fade alongside Bartenders Ali and Seb from Cold Town House

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

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:


56 North

63rd & 1st

Angels Share

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Badger & Co

Bar Soba


Black Ivy

Bonnie & Wild

Brewdog Doghouse Edinburgh

Brewdog Lothian Road

Bross Bagels


Candy Bar

Cask Smugglers

CC Blooms


Cold Town House

Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Contini George Street

Contini Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

Copper Blossom

Copper Still



Dropkick Murphys


East Finch




Fore Play Crazy Golf


Ghillie Dhu

Grand Cafe


Harvey Nichols

Heads & Tales



Holyrood Distillery


Hotel du Vin

Indigo Yard

Inn on the Mile

Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom - Lothian Road

Innis & Gunn Leith Brewery Taproom


Jeremiah's Taproom

Joseph Pearce


Le Monde


Maki & Ramen at St James Quarter

Malmaison St Andrew Square




McLarens on the Corner




New Town Fox

No.1 High Street


One Canonmills

One Square

Ooh Mami




Red Squirrel


Rooftop 51

Senor Dogs




St. Vincent Bar


Teuchters The Shore

Teuchters West End

The Alchemist

The Barologist

The Basement

The Black Fox

The Bonnington

The Boozy Beaver

The Boozy Cow

The Cocktail Mafia

The Daiquiri

The Dome

The Festival

The Fountain

The Fox & Faun

The Granary

The Green Room

The High Dive Bar

The Holyrood 9A

The Huxley

The Keller Taproom

The Lantern Room

The Lioness of Leith

The Mother Superior

The Place

The Queens Arms

The Raeburn

The Raging Bull

The Southern

Three Marys


Tipsy Midgie


Under the Arch

Urban Fox



Whiski Rooms


Prestige Cocktail Bars:

Eve at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

Harrods Champagne Bar


Hey Palu


Panda & Sons

Superico 99

The Waldorf Astoria

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