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Edinburgh Summer Sessions takes place in West Princes Street Gardens with a backdrop of Edinburgh Castle in 2019 for the second year in a row.

The line-up features trailblazing female talent and legendary greats.

Starting Edinburgh Summer Sessions off, Florence + The Machine will play two consecutive shows on 7 and 8 August. With their first Scottish show since last summer, where they played an epic show for the V&A opening in Dundee, Primal Scream headline on 10th August.

Florence and the Machine

Taking the stage on 11 August, synth-pop maestros CHVRCHES, make their comeback to the capital almost 5 years since their last performance in Edinburgh, this is a unique chance to catch the band play at an iconic venue in Scotland. A new addition to the bill, Scottish singer-songwriter and the man of the moment, Lewis Capaldi makes his Edinburgh Summer Sessions debut at two sold out headline shows on 13 and 14 August.

Bringing incendiary new songs and some of their classics of the past three decades to Edinburgh Summer Sessions, James, one of Britain’s most celebrated and enduring bands will play on 15 August.


On 16 August, Manchester band, the Courteeners are set to take stage following their epic performance at last year’s TRNSMT festival. Making their debut at Edinburgh Summer Sessions, pop band, Madness will round off the party on 18 August. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, the band are expected to bring big, bold sounds and sax solos as they play all their classic hits.

Lewis Capaldi


Dates: 7 – 18 August 2019 
Where: Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Headliners: Florence + The Machine, Primal Scream, CHVRCHES, Lewis Capaldi, James, Courteeners, Madness Additional acts: Johnny Marr , We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Lightning Seeds