Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop
Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.
About Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop
Sorry, but this event has been and gone!
From the days of the dancehalls to the emergence of pop in an explosion of colour in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, the exhibition will feature global stars and independent local heroes from pop's early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers.
Artists and bands to be featured include Lonnie Donegan, Gerry Rafferty, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lulu, The Rezillos, Midge Ure, Simple Minds, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, Young Fathers, and many more. The exhibition will be brought to life through original stage outfits and instruments, many loaned by the artists themselves, plus memorabilia, props, film and, of course, music.
A three-part BBC TV series along with digital and radio content will bring another dimension to the story through the voices of those who made the music, those who witnessed it from behind the scenes, and the fans who lived for it.
Exhibition Gallery 1, Level 3
Child (12–15): £7 (under 12s free)
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount
Image: Midge Ure, with items he is lending to the exhibition, including material related to Live Aid and his hit single ‘Vienna’. Photo © Neil Hanna.
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.
Other Events at National Museum of Scotland
Exhibitions Events you might like...
19th Jan 2019 - 20th Jan 2019
BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh West
Looking for some inspiration to make the ‘Big Day’ that bit more special? If so, come along to Edinburgh’s Largest Wedding Exhibition at Murrayfield Stadium on 19th & 20th January.
19th Jan 2019 - 21st Jan 2019
Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh New Town
A public viewing exhibition of Lyon & Turnbull's 22nd January auction of Contemporary & Post-War Art, including Vintage Ski Posters is taking place from 19th - 21st January.
History Events you might like...
17th January 2019
Surgeons Hall Museums, Edinburgh South
#SpeakToTheSpecialist - Join the artists behind Surgeons’ Hall Museums new temporary exhibition ‘Field Notes' for an informal discussion on the inspiration behind their work.
Music Events you might like...
17th January 2019
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh South
Join us for a transformational evening of overtoning and sacred chants with Ravi at The Salisbury Centre on Thursday 17th January!
17th January 2019
Whistle Binkies Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss Carbon Copy, one of Scotland's best Cover Bands, playing all your favourite Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk and Soul hits at Whistle Binkies Edinburgh on 17th January.
Find other events in Edinburgh
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!
Join us in our stunning Auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu for our Rabbie Burns Experience, where you'll enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with live Scottish folk music followed by a live ceilidh band.
The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter.
Advertise With Us
Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!
Click here to find out more »