The Biggest Concerts in Edinburgh this Summer

Edinburgh Summer Concerts 2020

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.

Edinburgh Castle Concerts

Every summer, the esplanade at the castle is transformed into a venue for gigs in Edinburgh. 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 The Script on 17th July and Stereophonics on 23rd July.

The Script performing live in Amsterdam a few years ago. Catch them at Edinburgh Castle this summer.

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 18th August, there’s plenty of cool gigs to catch. Lionel Richie is performing on 9th August, Tom Jones on the 10th and Michael Kiwanuka on 11th. Then The 1975 are here on the 12th August, McFly on the 13th and Simple Minds on the 18th. When it comes to Edinburgh summer concerts, there’s nowhere better to rock out than Princes Street Gardens.

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

What else is on?

July and August are popular months to book a stay at Parliament House Hotel. You’ll be just a short walk from the action at the Castle Esplanade and Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh Waverley train station is right around the corner too. The city is awash with colour and life in August, when the Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes to town. It’s the largest arts festival in the world. You’ll find thousands of shows – everything from music and dance to comedy and theatre. Plus plenty of free street performances on the Royal Mile.

Why not book your stay in one of Parliament House Hotel’s spacious double rooms today? You’ll be just close to all the best venues for Edinburgh summer concerts.