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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
16th August 2019 – Courteeners – SOLD OUT
18th August 2019 – Madness | The Lightning Seeds
*all prices + booking fee