Edinburgh Summer Sessions adds Bastille and Brian Wilson to lineup, get presale tickets
- Craig Angus
- 24 April 2018
Pop superstars and the legendary Beach Boy join an impressive bill for the Princes Street Gardens festival's first year
Edinburgh Summer Sessions has added two massive headliners to it's already star-studded bill for 2018. Bastille and legendary Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson will perform at the Ross Bandstand, with tickets on general sale at 9am on Fri 27 Apr. Limited presale tickets are available at 9am on Wed 25 Apr.
The festival's first year had already seen it attract some huge names to Princes Street Gardens, with Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paloma Faith and Kasabian all set to headline. Now they've added one of the biggest pop groups of modern times, and a man whose place in musical history has long been secured.
Bastille have sold over four million albums in their relatively short lifespan, and with hits like 'Pompeii', 'Things We Lost in the Fire' and 'Good Grief' in their repertoire they know how to get a crowd on their side. For their headline slot on Thu 9 Aug, they'll be supported by The Vaccines, who released their fourth album Combat Sports in March.
Headlining on Sun 19 Aug it's Brian Wilson, performing one of the greatest albums in history, The Beach Boys' masterpiece Pet Sounds. He'll be joined by another of the seminal band's founding members, Al Jardine, and their former touring partner Blondie Chaplin.
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: 'We're delighted to be bringing Summer Sessions to Edinburgh and DF Concerts' return to Edinburgh's live music circuit this summer is a great addition to the list of incredible events taking place across Scotland this year.
'The Edinburgh Summer Sessions lineup certainly has a diverse variety on offer with legends Brian Wilson and Sir Tom Jones sitting alongside acclaimed acts like Bastille, Rag'N'Bone Man, Paloma Faith and major festival headliners, Kasabian, placing the series of shows right at the heart of Edinburgh during the festival season.'
Edinburgh Summer Sessions lineup:
Mon 6 Aug – Tom Jones
Thu 9 Aug – Bastille and The Vaccines
Tue 14 Aug – Rag'n'Bone Man
Fri 17 Aug – Paloma Faith
Sat 18 Aug – Kasabian SOLD OUT
Sun 19 Aug – Brian Wilson