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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.

Summer Sessions 2018

Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2021 Lineup

Fri 6 Aug 2021


Sun 8 Aug 2021

Tom Jones

Mon 9 Aug 2021

Michael Kiwanuka

Tue 10 Aug 2021

Tom Jones

Wed 11 Aug 2021

Lionel Richie

Fri 13 Aug 2021


Sun 15 Aug 2021

Simple Minds

Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2021 Tickets

Tickets for all dates from £43.70 (€47.43) are on sale:


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Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams both provide excellent services directly outside the venue, on Princes Street.


Edinburgh is well connected by rail from all major cities the United Kingdom. Waverley Train Station is a short 10 min walk away from the Venue.


From Edinburgh Airport (EDI) take the bus to Edinburgh – Princes Street (26 min journey), 300 meters away from the venue. You can also take the tram to West End – Princes Street, 700 meters away from the venue. Alternatively you can take a 15 min taxi ride to the venue.

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