Winner announced for The List's Knight at the Castle competition

Winner announced for The List's Knight at the Castle competition

Sophie Penman joins the programme of acts scheduled to play Edinburgh Castle this October

Knight at the Castle is a unique after-hours celebration of Scottish talent, with an emphasis on the up-and-coming creatives that will no doubt soon dominate Scotland's cultural landscape. Supported by EventScotland, as part of the Year of Young People 2018, the event will see Edinburgh Castle transformed into a carnival of music, magic and innovation, with a fantastic line-up of acts set to perform on the night alongside activities, workshops and more.

In addition to curating the entertainment for the evening, The List recently announced a competition to give one young act the chance to perform a paid set at the event. We're delighted to reveal that 18-year-old Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Sophie Penman has been chosen to join the programme, which also includes Glasgow-based indie quartet West Princes and Dundee's Be Charlotte.

Sophie performed her first original song at just age 10 and her experience listening to and performing contemporary, jazz and classical music has inspired her melodic and thought provoking compositions, which she writes for the voice, piano, guitar and strings. She is a finalist out of 2,800 entrants in the Listen Up Music Songwriter's competition which takes place in London and was a highly commended entrant in the Song Academy Young Songwriting Competition in early 2018.

Sophie will join a varied programme of live acts and DJs on Fri 5 Oct, with the castle's esplanade also featuring five zones with individual activities like a neon salon, photo booth and a make-your-own neon crown workshop.

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Knight at the Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Fri 5 Oct, 7pm, £15 (£12). Tickets available now.

Knight at the Castle

Experience one of Scotland’s iconic places after hours at a unique event for young adults designed to celebrate Year of Young People 2018 in style. The evening's music acts include headliner Be Charlotte and indie quartet West Princes.