FESTIVAL NEWS: HOMETOWN HERO LEWIS CAPALDI MAKES HIS SUMMER SESSIONS DEBUT ALONGSIDE WEST LOTHIAN BANDS

LEWIS CAPALDI WILL TAKE TO THE STAGE AGAIN TONIGHT AT SUMMER SESSIONS FOR NIGHT TWO

Photo Credit: Ryan Johnstone

 REMAINING TICKETS FOR EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW ON SALE FROM WWW.SMMRSESSIONS.COM

 
Lewis Capaldi has marked another incredible milestone in his career by opening the first of TWO back to back sold out nights at Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens. With the sun shining and the iconic scene set, the singing sensation from Bathgate took to the stage opening with mega-hit ‘Grace’, complete with confetti canons.

Following an incredible weekend which saw rock’n’roll icons Primal Scream and Johnny Marr deliver outstanding sets on Saturday night and Scots synth-pop experts CHVRCHES bring an incredible show to the Gardens, it was time for hometown hero Lewis Capaldi to make his Summer Sessions debut.

Mixing his effortless voice and catchy melodies with his now well-known Scottish banter, the young singer-songwriter said, “For anyone who hasn’t seen me before, I will ask you a simple question – do you like rock’n’roll? Well I’m not going to play any!” Playing crowd singalong favourites including ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, ‘Bruises’ and ‘Hollywood’, Capaldi had the crowd in the palm of his hands and joked he was trying to perfectly time his set with the Tattoo fireworks for the big finish.

 
First up on the Princes Street Gardens stage, Indigo Velvet treated the crowd to their blend of indie pop-rock, perfect for the sunshine that graced the capital. The band said, “Thank you to our good old pal Lewis for having us” before starting the crowd in a Lewis Capaldi chant, starting the night as they meant to go on.
Photo Credit: Ryan Johnstone

Next up and continuing the West Lothian locals’ theme, Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves took to the stage with their fiery mix of indie rock.

Photo Credit: Ryan Johnstone

With one of the most dedicated fanbases around, it was then time for local band The Snuts to make their Summer Sessions debut – and they did not disappoint. Opening with ‘The Matador’, frontman Jack Cochrane then said, “It’s been a while since we’ve played this song in the capital, this one’s called Glasgow”, before launching into their epic ode to Scotland’s other city.  

Photo Credit: Ryan Johnstone

An incredible night featuring some of the finest music Scotland has to offer was brought to an end with an epic display of fireworks behind Edinburgh Castle.

With only four shows left for Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens, fans still have time to snap up tickets for James on Thursday 15th August and Madness on 18th August, as they close another epic edition of music in Scotland’s capital city. Lewis Capaldi plays his second sold out night on 14thAugust, while indie rock guitar heroes Courteeners play a sell out show on Friday 16th August.

 
The spotlight will turn to Glasgow Summer Sessions on Friday, for one of its biggest ever years as the city welcomes The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975 to Bellahouston Park. Bringing Scotland’s epic festival season to a triumphant finale, approximately 85,000 music fans will descend on Bellahouston Park across the 16th, 17th and 25th August for three unforgettable days of live music from some of the biggest bands in the world. Remaining tickets for The Cure and The 1975 on sale from WWW.SMMRSESSIONS.COM
 
SUMMER SESSIONS IN PRINCES STREET GARDENS FESTIVAL LINE-UP 
 
7th August 2019 – Florence + the Machine | Self Esteem
8th August 2019 – Florence + the Machine | Self Esteem – SOLD OUT
 
10th August 2019 – Primal Scream | Johnny Marr
 
11th August 2019 – CHVRCHES | We Were Promised Jetpacks | The Ninth Wave
 
13th August 2019 – Lewis Capaldi – SOLD OUT
14th August 2019 – Lewis Capaldi – SOLD OUT
 
15th August 2019 – James | Fatherson | Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
£47.50 (GA)
£69.50 (VIP)
 
16th August 2019 – Courteeners – SOLD OUT
 
18th August 2019 – Madness | The Lightning Seeds
£45.00 (GA)
£65.00 (VIP)
 
*all prices + booking fee
 

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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