News - The View play Edinburgh Castle

  • The List
  • 14 February 2007

A view from the castle

Win tickets to see Scotland’s best new band rock Edinburgh castle.

Words: Allan Radcliffe

It’s a venue usually reserved for MOR rock royalty. Rod Stewart and Lionel Ritchie have both graced the main stage in front of vast audiences, while Elton John and his entourage transformed the Great Hall into a flower-festooned antechamber. Yet, this year, it’s the turn of rock upstarts The View to run rampage among the battlements of Edinburgh Castle.

Virtually unheard of until a few months ago, 2007 has seen the band, who are from Dundee’s Dryburgh estate, hit the number one spot with their debut album Hats Off to the Buskers, which has also spawned a trio of top 20 singles, including the smash hit ‘Same Jeans’.

The View’s appearance at Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday 21 February in an intimate gig, with just 100 tickets up for grabs, represents a triumphant homecoming for the Scots quartet of Kyle Falconer, Kieren Webster, Peter Reilly and Steven Morrison.

The date is part of a series of T-mobile's Street Gigs, which last year featured an exclusive set from Pharrell at Glasgow’s Old Fruit Market, while The Strokes played among the dinosaurs at London’s Natural History Museum and The Rakes took over a kebab shop. The 2007 line-up was kicked off in style a few weeks ago with a fabulously flamboyant set from pop fop du jour, Mika.
Tickets for the Edinburgh Castle date are by invitation only. Music fans have until 5pm on Thursday 15 February to register online at

However, we at The List have managed to get our hands on a pair of tickets for the gig. The lucky winner will also get a signed album and T-shirt plus the opportunity to meet the band. To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the following question by email to to arrive no later than Monday 19 February:

What is the name of The View’s debut album?

All entrants must be over 18. For a full set of terms and conditions please refer to

The View

Dundonian indie scamps who rose to fame with their 2007 debut album Hats Off to the Buskers. They are known for their raucous live shows and were inducted into the Barrowland Ballroom Hall of Fame in 2017.

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