Summer Sessions

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Live review: Tom Jones, Summer Sessions, Mon 6 Aug

7 Aug 20184 stars

The Welsh crooner belts out the hits and shows a softer side with his love of gospel and blues

Tom Jones has been many things to many people throughout his long career: pop megastar, housewife's favourite, kitsch classic, perma-tan punchline, serious blues interpreter, even a brief moment as an unlikely indie icon. And his live show brings all…

5 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this August

25 Jul 2018

Featuring a new film from Spike Lee, plenty of live summer tunes and the greatest arts celebration on earth

The naysayers might want to curtail the capital's cultural pursuits, but for one glorious month (and a bit) most of us appreciate that life just wouldn't be the same without the biggest arts festival on the planet being on our very doorstep. From the…

Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen join Glasgow Summer Sessions lineup

11 Apr 2018

Bands join the already announced hip hop superstar Kendrick Lamar at Bellahouston Park

Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen have been confirmed to headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018 at Bellahouston Park, joining Kendrick Lamar. Tickets for the massive outdoor gigs go on sale at 9am on Fri 13 Apr. Returning to the festival…

Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paloma Faith and Kasabian to headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions, here's how to get presale tickets

20 Feb 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…

The rise and rise of the city festival

6 Apr 2016

Promoters from Restless Natives Festival and Riverside Festival talk city music fests

Breaking away from the idea that it must best be enjoyed in bulk while sitting in a rural field, the last decade has shown the music festival scene expand. Now, a festival could be a local multi-venue crawl, a one-day marathon held in a single space or…

Summer Festivals 2014: The best festivals for party animals

20 May 2014

Featuring T in the Park, Kelburn Garden Party, Wickerman and the East End Social's Last Big Weekend

Kelburn Garden Party You’d go to Kelburn for the setting alone. An independent, boutique affair in the fairytale grounds (and luscious surrounding glen) of a 13th-century painted castle, it only makes sense that the musical offerings are cushioned by…

Eminem - Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Tue 20 Aug 2013

29 Aug 20134 stars

The bad boy rapper returns to Glasgow with a massive production and a raw undertone

The last and best of this August’s experimental Summer Sessions gigs on Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park was sadly followed up by negative press about the more excitable and probably less able to handle large quantities of drink among Marshall Mathers…