If you’re planning a trip up north this summer either for the Edinburgh Festival or a city break (and if not, why not?) then you’re in for a treat!
I may sound biased as I’m from Edinburgh myself, but I only started to appreciate just how special Edinburgh is, once I moved away. Indeed, once I moved away it seemed to become a lot cooler. I think it was coincidence…
Edinburgh Castle is stunning – just look at the image above! It’s right in the heart of the city-centre on Edinburgh’s main shopping street, Princess Street and makes a truly unique and stunning backdrop to catch a band!
Ticket prices are reasonable, and if you’re quick you can even put down a 20% deposit and pay the balance over the next 2 months.
7th August 2019: Florence + Support & The Machine
8th August 2019: Florence & The Machine + Support SOLD OUT
10th August 2019: Primal Scream + Johnny Marr
11th August: Chvrches + We Were Promised Jet Packs
13th August: Lewis Capaldi + Support SOLD OUT 14th August: Lewis Capaldi + Support SOLD OUT
15th August: James + Support
16th August: Courteeners + Support SOLD OUT
18th August: Madness + Lightning Seeds
GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS
If the image in your head of Glasgow is based on Rab C Nesbitt and Taggart, then you’re in for a surprise – it’s a modern, vibrant, world class city, with lots to check out and a superb transport system for getting around, including an underground.
Whilst no music lover’s trip would be complete without a trip to the world famous King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (described by the NME as the best small venue in the world) , for bigger names head over to Bellahouston Park for the Glasgow Summer Sessions.
The Cure + Mogwai + The Twilight Sad + The Joy Formidable
For me personally, this is one of the highlights, check out our preview here.
Foo Fighters + Slaves + Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes + The Van T’s + Hot Milk
The 1975 + Twin Atlantic + You Me At Six + Pale Waves + Ten Tonnes + No Rome
For tickets and more info, check out www.smmrsessions.com some of these dates have already sold out, so don’t hang about!
Scotland’s TRNSMT Festival returns in 2019 for its third year with acts such as Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon and Snow Patrol all set to take to the stage in one of the UK’s most musically revered cities. Taking place in Glasgow’s city centre from 12th – 14th July at Glasgow Green, the 2019 line-up includes Richard Ashcroft, Sundara Karma, Sam Fender, Sigrid, Tom Greenan and The Kooks, plus Jade Bird, The Hunna, Circa Waves and many more. TRNSMT is one of the biggest events on the music calendar and brings people together to discover their favourite new act, sing along to the ones they love and experience the musical highlights of the summer. Buy your tickets now at www.TRNSMTfest.com
Main image © Ryan Johnson