Win the chance to play at Knight at the Castle at Edinburgh Castle in October

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Join the neon knight and see the castle in a new light. Part of the Year of Young People 2018 events programme, Knight at the Castle is a unique opportunity to experience Edinburgh Castle like never before and enjoy a programme showcasing young Scottish creative talent. As part of this event we are offering an incredible opportunity for a young act to join the programme and perform a fully paid set at the event.

So if you are a performer of any medium, whether that be spoken word, musicians, performance artists or more, aged between 18 and 26, this could be your big chance.

To enter all you have to do is send us a short 30 second video telling us who you are, what your act is and what inspires you about performing at this unique venue. The winner will be picked by a special panel of young people.

Send your video to no later than 15 Aug 2018. The winner will receive a performance fee and expenses.

Edinburgh Castle
Friday 5th October


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.

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

Sitting atop the volcanic Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city skyline and is the most popular paid visitor attraction in Scotland. Events at the castle include regular re-enactments of events from its history, occasional concerts by…

Knight at the Castle: bright young things take over Edinburgh's iconic landmark

12 Jun 2018

Young creative talent host an after-hours celebration with performances from Be Charlotte and West Princes

Throughout its storied past, Edinburgh Castle has played host to royalty and celebrities, enemy invaders and ne'er-do-wells alike. This October, however, this famous monument will be seen in a new light altogether, as a party unlike any other in its…

Terms & conditions

Over 18s only - a challenge 25 policy will be in operation so please be prepared to show photo ID as proof of age. Entrants must be aged between 18 and 26. Entrant and ticket holders must be 18 years of age on 5 October 2018. Applications from musicians have to acoustic to be considered. Videos will be shared with Historic Environment Scotland for consideration. Prize is not transferable. Historic Environment Scotland employees are not eligible to enter. The List's usual rules apply.