Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paloma Faith and Kasabian to headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions, here's how to get presale tickets
- Craig Angus
- 20 February 2018
Brand new festival takes place at the Ross Bandstand on Princes Street Gardens throughout August
The first acts have been revealed for the first ever Edinburgh Summer Sessions, set to take over Princes Street Gardens' Ross Bandstand this August.
Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paloma Faith and Kasabian will all perform headline sets in Scotland's capital. Presale tickets go on sale for the shows at 9am on Wed 21 Feb, if you sign up through Summer Sessions. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Fri 23 Feb.
In front of the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, Tom Jones will kick things off on Mon 6 Aug, with a set filled with instantly recognisable hits spanning 50 years, including 'Sex Bomb', 'Delilah', 'It's Not Unusual' and 'What's New Pussycat'.
Tue 14 Aug sees the powerful voice of Rag'n'Bone Man shake things up, with another incredible vocalist – Paloma Faith – headlining on Fri 17 Aug.
The final act to be announced at this stage is Kasabian. The Leicester rockers, one of the biggest guitar bands in the world, have been captivating audiences since they announced their arrival in the early noughties.
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: 'We're delighted to return to Princes Street Gardens and announce our first artists for the inaugural series of Edinburgh Summer Sessions shows.
'With the success of its sister event Glasgow Summer Sessions, we're thrilled to be part of Edinburgh's electrifying atmosphere and culturally rich arts festival with these gigs.
'To have a legend like Tom Jones plus mainstays of the industry like Kasabian and Paloma Faith and the undeniably talented Rag'n'Bone Man proves our commitment to making Edinburgh Summer Sessions one of the real highlights of the summer.'
Edinburgh Summer Sessions lineup:
Mon 6 Aug – Tom Jones
Tue 14 Aug – Rag'n'Bone Man
Fri 17 Aug – Paloma Faith
Sat 18 Aug – Kasabian