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Incredible line-up revealed for Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Florence + the Machine, Primal Scream and Chvrches will perform at Princes Street Gardens.

Showstopping: Chvrches, The Courteeners and Florence + the Machine will perform.
Showstopping: Chvrches, The Courteeners and Florence + the Machine will perform.

An incredible line-up has been revealed for this year's Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

Florence + the Machine, Primal Scream and Johnny Marr, Chvrches, James, The Courteeners, and Madness will perform at Princes Street Gardens throughout August during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tickets for this year's gigs will go on sale at 9am on Friday.

The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975 have also been confirmed for Glasgow Summer Sessions, which will be staged in Bellahouston Park between August 16 and 25.

For more information, go to smmrsessions.com.

Jim Glennie of James said: "We are very pleased to be playing the Edinburgh Summer Sessions Festival.

"It looks a great line-up in a great setting. James love playing in Scotland, the crowds are incredible.

"It's always a pleasure to come back.

"Very much looking forward to it."

Geoff Ellis, of DF Concerts, said: "We're delighted to be bringing the Edinburgh Summer Sessions back to Princes Street Gardens this year.

"The inaugural festival in 2018 was very well received and saw some world-class acts like Tom Jones, Paloma Faith and Kasabian play with the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle in what is Scotland's concert equivalent of the Hollywood Bowl.

"For 2019, we're back with some of the strongest acts around at the moment with the likes of Florence and the Machine, Chvrches, and Courteeners playing alongside now legendary acts James, Madness, and Primal Scream who will be joined by special guest Johnny Marr for what will be an amazing evening.

"Edinburgh has such an incredible buzz about it in August with the International Festival and The Fringe and we can't wait to be back for an unmissable run of shows in the heart of the Capital during this time."

Cllr Donald Wilson, convener of Culture and Communities, said: "What a fantastic line-up for this year's Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

'Edinburgh has such an incredible buzz about it in August with the International Festival and The Fringe and we can't wait to be back for an unmissable run of shows in the heart of the Capital during this time.'
Geoff Ellis, of DF Concerts

"We look forward to welcoming music fans from near and far to celebrate music and the wider festivals offering in our beautiful West Princes Street Gardens.

"We know that performing against one of the world's iconic skylines set against the Castle meant a lot to the artists and the audiences.

"Edinburgh really is the place to be in August and these huge artists are a very welcome addition to our summer.

"Following feedback last year we have ensured that the promoters have addressed the sightlines into the Gardens whilst maintaining public safety.

"Last summer's hoardings will not return and instead an improved screening solution will be put in place to ensure views are not interrupted outwith event times"

Edinburgh Summer Sessions festival line-up

  • August 7-8: Florence + the Machine
  • August 10: Primal Scream and Johnny Marr
  • August 11: Chvrches
  • August 15: James
  • August 16: The Courteeners
  • August 18: Madness

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