The Biggest Concerts in Edinburgh this Summer

Edinburgh Summer Concerts 2022

If you’re planning a trip to Edinburgh this summer, we’ve got good news! There are some fantastic Edinburgh summer concerts on the agenda. And of course, there’s the summer festivals too.

June: The Big Top at Royal Highland Centre

New for 2022, The Big Top arrives at the Royal Highland Centre this June. Edinburgh’s latest pop-up venue, this is a huge circus tent with with a capacity of 8,000. The Royal Highland Centre is outside the city centre in Ingliston, but there are regular bus services. There will be performances from James on 11th June, Madness on 12th and Fatboy Slim on 18th. Then Snow Patrol on 23rd and finally Biffy Clyro on 25th.

Madness performing live in 2018. See them at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh this summer.

July: Edinburgh Castle Concerts

In summer, the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle is transformed into a venue for gigs. Where better to see your favourite band? Artists such as Kylie Minogue, The Proclaimers and Rod Stewart have all performed against the stunning Edinburgh Castle backdrop. This summer you can catch Olly Murs on 8th July, Deacon Blue on 9th and The Script on 16th.

The Script live in Amsterdam. Catch them at Edinburgh Castle this summer.

August: Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Princes Street Gardens is the ultimate sun trap on sunny days. But visit the city in August and you’ll be here just in time for the Edinburgh Summer Sessions. Held in the Gardens from 7th to 14th August, there’s plenty of cool gigs to catch. Lionel Richie is performing on 7th August, Michael Kiwanuka on 8th and Simply Red on 9th. Then Tom Jones plays 10th and 11th. Followed by Simple Minds on 12th and Travis on 14th. When it comes to Edinburgh summer concerts, there’s nowhere better to rock out than Princes Street Gardens.

Simple Minds performing in 2014. They will be live in Princes Street Gardens this August.

Summer accommodation in Edinburgh

Why not book your stay in one of Parliament House Hotel’s spacious hotel rooms today? You’ll be close to all the best Edinburgh summer concerts venues. Just a short walk from the action at the Castle Esplanade and Princes Street Gardens. And only a bus trip from the Royal Highland Centre!