New Drive-In Concerts Coming to Edinburgh

Live performances are set to resume in Edinburgh as Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, today announces family programming curated by Camp Bestival confirmed for UtilitaLive From The Drive-In– a series of live drive-in concerts situated across 12 venues in the U.K. Sparking the imagination of children of all ages, where the interactive fun is limitless, Dinosaur World Live, The Tiger That Came To Tea, Justin Live!, Dick & Dom, Horrible Histories and Brainiac Live will schedule performances across the UK, including Edinburgh.

(Cream Classical Ibiza announced for Saturday 8th August in Edinburgh)

Live Nation is reimagining the live experience during a time of social distancing by allowing fans to enjoy concerts and family immersive events in a one-of-a-kind drive-in setting from their own private individual viewing zones next to their cars. Designed to comply with all official guidelines, UtilitaLive From The Drive-In will deliver the U.K.’s premier drive-in experience featuring a series of music concerts, theatre performances, comedy shows and family experiences this Summer.

Dinosaur World Live: Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

The Tiger Who Came To Tea: Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award-nominated West End smash hit The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns this summer, celebrating 12 years on stage! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!

Brainiac Live: The most outrageous live science show with exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves, live daredevils stunts and all the experiments you’re not allowed to do at home. Based on the popular TV show, come join the fearless Brainiacs as they take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful. Watch in amazement from the safety of your seat as the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the spectacular mysteries of science!

Justin Live!: Are you ready for a party at the Drive-in? Because children’s TV megastar Justin Fletcher will be live on stage  with a show packed full of singing and dancing.  There will be fun and laughter and a few custard pies too! So what are you waiting for, fasten your seatbelts, start your engines and get ready for a wheely good time….beep beep!

Dick & Dom: Over 24 years Dick & Dom have built a diverse portfolio of programming across different genres including the double BAFTA winning BBC 1 Saturday morning show ‘Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow’, the BAFTA winning ‘Diddy Movie’s, ‘Diddy TV’, ‘Splatalot’ and ‘The Legend of Dick and Dom’.  Their science entertainment show ‘Absolute Genius’ won them the BAFTA for best presenters. The pair have also hosted ‘The Sunday Morning Show’ (BBC Radio 1) and ‘Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old’ (Sky 1). Recently they started hosting their own Podcast - ‘Cash From Chaos’, a live game show where the audience can win their show fee and ‘Diddy Pod’ for BBC Sounds. They have also voiced many animations including ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’, ‘Asterix: Mansion of the Gods’ & ‘Horrid Henry’s ‘Wild weekend’ (Netflix). This summer Dick & Dom will bring their fun to a drive-in near you.

Horrible Histories: We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So Horrible Histories is bringing them live to the stage! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Will you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria! It's the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in – to entertain the whole family this August!

UtilitaLive From The Drive-In will also see some of the biggest names in U.K. music perform live on stage backed by a full concert production that audiences can experience from the comfort of their designated area, with each vehicle appropriately distanced from one another. UtilitaLive From The Drive-In confirmed live performances with more to be announced already include: Ash, Beverley Knight, Bjorn Again, Boyzlife, Brainiac Live, Brand New Heavies, Brookyln Zoo, Camp Bestival Live, Cream Classical Ibiza, Dizzee Rascal, Embrace, Gary Numan, Hipsway, Hue & Cry, Jack Savoretti, Kaiser Chiefs, KT Tunstall, The LaFontaines, Lightning Seeds, M Huncho, Majestic Presents Limitless, The Mersey Beatles, Nathan Dawe, Reef Featuring Andy Taylor, Reggae Roast Vs Gentleman's Dub Club, Russell Watson, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Sigala, SIX The Musical,  Skindred, The Snuts, The Streets, The Zutons, Tom Grennan, Tony Hadley, What’s Love Got To Do With It? And Whitney – Queen of The Night. Performance schedules and tickets can be found now at

Tickets for UtilitaLive From The Drive-In events will be available further announcements on performers, entry prices, on-sale dates and further important information. Ensuring the best experience for everyone, UtilitaLive From The Drive-In will have a capacity of approximately 300 cars per show and boast concert quality sound from live stages with a full state of the art sound system, lighting rig and high definition LED screens, creating an arena or stadium concert feel in a safe Drive-In setting adhering to the Government’s current social distancing rules to protect fans, artists, crews and staff at all times.


We have 12 sites across the UK, opening from mid-July onwards;

  • Birmingham, Resorts World Arena

  • Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium

  • Bristol, Filton Airfield

  • Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse

  • Edinburgh, The Royal Highland Centre

  • Leeds, Leeds East Airport

  • Lincoln , Lincolnshire Showground

  • Liverpool, Central Docks Liverpool Waters

  • London, Colesdale Farm

  • Milton Keynes, The National Bowl

  • Newmarket, Newmarket Racecourse

  • Teesside, Teesside International Airport


Venues will open across the UK at the end of July until September 2020 and in line with government guidance. Performance timings will vary across the day. There will be morning, afternoon, early evening and late evening performances, depending on the artist and productions. Some performances will run twice on the same day. Gates will open ahead of the performances in line with the pre-event information that will be sent to you 3-7 days prior to the show, so please follow the guidance.


Tickets will only be available online from official outlets via, or for Scotland.

WARNING: tickets from any other source will be refused entry.


  • ALL TICKETS must be purchased in advance.

  • TICKETS can be purchased depending on the number of people in your car.

  • You can purchase a ticket for 2 – 7 people per car. Cars or vehicles with more than 7 people will not be allowed into the event.

  • All cars arriving for the performances will have their tickets scanned and the number of passengers in the vehicle checked.

  • Party size cannot exceed the number of legal seats in the vehicle.

  • Please ensure you purchase the correct ticket for the number of passengers in your vehicle to avoid delays on arrival.

  • All tickets will be print at home eTickets.

  • Please make sure you have your barcode ready for scanning (either in printed form or electronically on your mobile phone)

  • There is no admission once the performance has started.


Customers can purchase a Standard Ticket or a Premium Ticket, which includes a guaranteed location in the First 3 rows from the front of the stage and priority exit from the site at end of show.

Customers with accessible requirements will be able to purchase an accessible ticket.


Vehicles NOT permitted - oversized vehicles (over 2m in height), coaches, buses (including minibusses), campers, RVs, limousines, commercial vehicles such as vans, Light Goods Vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles and vehicles with trailers.

  • Standard passenger vehicles only.

  • Party size will not exceed the number of legal seats in the vehicle. Maximum vehicle occupancy of 7 people.

  • It is recommended that you only travel with people from you household in line with Government guidance. Changes in restrictions will apply to Utilita Live from the Drive-In

  • Larger passenger vehicles such as 4x4s may be placed at the sides of the venue to avoid blocking the views of others.

  • At the end of the show, we ask that customers refrain from starting their engines until instructed by the stewards who will direct customers to the exits.

  • Once parked up and in position, cars may not leave the venue until the show has concluded and on instruction from the stewards.


Experience some of your favourite acts in a unique, once in a lifetime setting

We will provide the following to ensure an incredible experience for you and the family. 

  • Your own dedicated area next to your vehicle is available for you to stand, or bring folding chairs to sit and enjoy the performances. Please note umbrellas are not permitted.

  • Concert quality sound from our live stage with a full state of the art sound system and lighting rig.

  • High definition LED Screens.

  • We aim to provide a good view of the stage and the screens from across the event space.

  • All parking is unreserved. You will be directed to a designated bay by the traffic team.

  • All vehicle engines and lights must be switched off during the performance.

  • If your battery runs flat please wait until all other vehicles have left the venue and staff will come and assist you.