Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2020 lineup announced

Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2020 lineup announced

Tom Jones at Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2018 / credit: Ryan Johnston

Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975 and more head to Princes Street Gardens

Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975, McFly, Simple Minds and Travis are set to headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens this August. Tickets for all dates go on sale at 9am on Fri 31 Jan.

The festival returns for its third year in 2020 with Tom Jones returning to perform at his second Summer Seasons on Sat 8 Aug. Fans can expect a showcase of hits from his illustrious career including fan favourites 'It's Not Unusual', 'What's New Pussycat' and 'She's A Lady'. From one music legend to another, Lionel Richie headlines on Sun 9 Aug for what be his first Edinburgh gig in five years.

Two-time 2020 Brit Award nominee Michael Kiwanuka performs on Tue 11 Aug. The London-born singer-songwriter has had a trailblazing couple of years and fans can expect to hear hits from his broadly acclaimed self-titled third album and old hits like 'Home Again'.

Following Kiwanuka on Wed 12 Aug are Manchester rock band The 1975 who have similarly been making waves of late winning an Ivor Novello Award, three Brit Awards and bagged two Grammy Awards nominations among a long list of others. The group will be preceded by the recently reunited 00s pop-punk trio McFly on Thu 13 Aug and Scottish mainstay act Simple Minds who bring hits from their 18 albums to the gardens on Tue 18 Aug. Fellow Scottish band Travis round off the 2020 edition of Edinburgh Summer Sessions on Thu 20 Aug.

Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2020 lineup:
Sat 8 Aug – Tom Jones
Mon 10 Aug – Tom Jones (NEW DATE on sale 10am Fri 14 Feb)
Sun 9 Aug – Lionel Richie
Tue 11 Aug – Michael Kiwanuka
Wed 12 Aug – The 1975
Thu 13 Aug – McFly
Tue 18 Aug – Simple Minds
Thu 20 Aug – Travis

Tickets for Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2020 go on sale at 9am on Fri 31 Jan.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

The 1975

Sweeping indie rock from the Manchester four-piece. The 1975 are Matthew Healy (lead vocals), Adam Hann (lead guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass) and George Daniel (drums).

Finsbury Park, London N4

Sat 10 Jul 2021

£54.25

Lionel Richie

The slick soul funk maestro started in the Commodores doing funky hits such as 'Machine Gun', then went solo in the 80s and made it mega-big. He's kept the soul flame burning, written some of the most memorable songs of the last 40 years and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017. A living legend.

Cardiff Castle

Sun 1 Aug 2021

£75.60 / 029 2087 8100

The Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium, Wrexham

Thu 3 Jun 2021

£50.62–£81.56

The Orangery at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Sat 19 Jun 2021

£60–£90 / 01993810518

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McFly

Pop with a punky edge from the four-piece who have outgrown their boyband roots.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 25 Oct

Cancelled / 0844 576 3000

Sun 23 May 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Wed 19 May 2021

£45–£50 / 0844 847 1515

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Mon 19 Oct

Cancelled / 0844 248 1585

Sat 15 May 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

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Michael Kiwanuka

Soulful London singer-songwriter who topped the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 27 Nov

Sold out / 020 8365 2121

Fri 17 Sep 2021

Sold out / 020 8365 2121

Bonus Arena, Hull

Sun 22 Nov

£33.75–£42.55 / 01482 456220

Sat 27 Mar 2021

£33.75–£42.55 / 01482 456220

Brighton Centre

Sat 3 Apr 2021

£0–£45 / 0844 847 1515

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Tom Jones

Big show from the perma-tanned Welsh lothario. Expect the iconic singer to perform all his hits from 'Green, Green Grass of Home' to 'What's New Pussycat'.

Bitts Park, Carlisle

Sun 25 Jul 2021

£16.80–£88 / 01288 625545

Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Sun 30 May 2021

£50 / 028 9031 4762

Mon 31 May 2021

£50 / 028 9031 4762

Craven Park Stadium, Hull

Sat 12 Jun 2021

£44.24–£88 / 0844 2490 105

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Travis

Popular Scottish band who hit it big in the late nineties.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Tue 4 May 2021

£38.50 / 0161 817 3490

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wed 12 May 2021

£38.50 / 01223 357851

The Forum, Bath

Sat 1 May 2021

£30.25–£49.50 / 0844 888 9991

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