Edinburgh Summer Sessions is a summer concert series inside Edinburgh’s beautiful city centre park, one of Scotland’s most popular music series. The festival has brought some of rock, indie and pop’s favourite names, including The 1975, Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, Michael Kiwanuka, Travis, McFly and Simple Minds.
Based in Princes Street Gardens in the heart of the Scottish capital, the festival endeavoured to bring big name acts from Scotland and further afield to Edinburgh for a series of concerts running alongside the Edinburgh International Festival.
The 2020 iteration was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis. In August 2020, the festival announced its planned return in August 2021, with a line-up including Lionel Richie, Michael Kiwanuka, Scottish megastars Simple Minds and Travis, and two shows from the returning Sir Tom Jones.