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Budding musicians are being given the chance to play their way into the Edinburgh music scene as part of their freshers’ experience.

September is the time of year when new students studying in the city soak up the capital’s nightlife as they settle into their new surroundings. 

The fresher’s fun normally lasts a week but the Old Town Pub Co is extending the festivities until the end of October, across all 12 of its venues!

Live music will be a particular focus, with budding musicians encouraged to take to the stage at popular night spots such as Whistle Binkies and Opium. 

Anyone who fancies themselves as a DJ will also have the opportunity to spin some tunes in the Old Town as the company, which runs the likes of Subway, Mash House and La Belle Angele, looks to breathe new life into the Edinburgh music scene. 

If they impress, they will be rewarded with their very own slot at the popular venues where they can further showcase their talents. 

“This is our biggest and best freshers yet with more venues participating than ever before,” said operations director Simon Rankin. 

“We are catering for all tastes and there will be something for everyone. We are very keen to engage with our customers as best we can. 

“This is our biggest and best freshers yet with more venues participating than ever before,” said operations director Simon Rankin. 

“We are catering for all tastes and there will be something for everyone. We are very keen to engage with our customers as best we can. Thousands of goody bags stuffed with gifts, List Mags, Skinny mags, Freshers Guides & wristbands offering exclusive deals, free entry to the nightclubs and queue jumps will be available at the Napier Freshers Fair at the Corn Exchange on 12th September and at Bristo Square throughout the month. 

Music at Whistlebinkies