Waverley Mall, Edinburgh will be hosting a FREE mini live music festival on their roof, in partnership with the VisitScotland Edinburgh iCentre.

Aerial view of Waverley Mall from Scott Monument

Taking place from 12noon – 5pm on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th August, Waverley Mall Festival, will see a fabulous selection of native Scottish unsigned talent taking to the stage to entertain the crowds.

Confirmed acts include Livingston based Adam Frame from 12-2pm on the Thursday, followed by 15-year-old Nicole Carlin from Edinburgh from 2-4pm and George Hughes from 4-5pm. On the Friday, Steamer Lane – a Fife based 3 piece semi acoustic harmony band, kick off proceedings from 12-2pm, with fellow Fife lad, 14-year-old Taylor Cullen taking over from 3-4pm and 16-year-old singer / songwriter Ciara Watt rounding up the event from 4-5pm.

As well as live music, visitors can enjoy fine Scottish food samples, as well as festival photo opportunities against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Old Town and the castle and virtual tours of Scotland, courtesy of VisitScotland.

There will also be a great selection of prizes up for grabs for festival goers.

Waverley Mall Festival offers visitors to Edinburgh a great opportunity to let their hair down with some fabulous music and unwind in the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival action.

Waverley Mall is located on Princes Street, right next to Waverley Station, so it is perfectly located for those arriving in Edinburgh and has a host of food and drink outlets and great collection of stores to explore.

Penny Tripney, Edinburgh iCentre Manager, Waverley Mall says, “VisitScotland Edinburgh iCentre are delighted to be part of Waverley Mall Festival, and in 2018 the theme certainly fits as Scotland is celebrating the Year of Young People, with 12 months packed full of events, activities, and ideas, which give young people the opportunity to shine, showcase their talents, and create new ways to stand out. With the help of some of our fantastic partners such as Camera Obscura and Deep Sea World, the iCentre team is looking forward to you joining them for a fun family event.”

Jacquelyn Stewart, Centre Manager, Waverley Mall says, “We’re really excited about Waverley Mall Festival. The city is absolutely buzzing this August, and our performances inside the mall have been going down really well, so it is great to be able to add to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe atmosphere and offer visitors an extra dimension to their trip. At Waverley Mall we’re focused on promoting authentic Scottish enterprise and talent, so this is a great opportunity for us to showcase all that this great city has to offer.’’