IN just over two weeks, Summer Sessions will once again land in Edinburgh, taking over the iconic Ross Bandstand in the heart of Scotland’s capital. From indie icons, to the best of British, Scottish breakthroughs to trailblazing females, 2019’s Edinburgh Summer Sessions is bursting with talent, and Tenement TV are giving you everything you need to know about this incredible lineup.
Following an incredible year in 2018, which saw sets from Tom Jones, The Vaccines, Kasabina, Paloma Faith and more, iconic indie act Florence + The Machine will kick off Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 with two consecutive nights on August 7th and 8th, with support from Self Esteem, the work of Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor, playing a set of huge tracks from her critically-acclaimed debut album. Next up one of Scotland’s most iconic bands will take to the Princess Street Gardens stage, the one and only, Primal Scream. Their first Scottish show in nearly a year since opening the V&A in Dundee, the genre-bending indie rock n roll favourites will show up in Edinburgh, armed with a back catalogue of festival favourites. Also taking to the stage on Saturday 10th August alongside Bobby Gillespie and co., is Johnny Marr. One of the most respected guitar players and performers in indie music, Johnny will bring the sounds of not only his impressive solo career but also the incredible tracks he built throughout his time with the genre-defining Manchester band The Smiths.
Rounding off the opening week of Edinburgh Summer Sessions is another one of Scotland’s finest exports, electronic outfit CHVRCHES. Joined by fellow Glasgow-based outfit The Ninth Wave and We Were Promised Jetpacks, this incredible trio are set to give one of the biggest sets of Summer Sessions 2019, with their incredible live sound, coupled perfectly with the mesmerising vocals and stage presence of Lauren Mayberry. The Second week of Edinburgh Summer Sessions keeps the Scottish flavour going as Lewis Capaldi plays 2 sold out nights in the capital, bringing his epic combination of stunning vocals, no.1 hits and on-stage persona to the Ross Bandstand.
One of the finest bands Manchester has every produced, James, are making the journey north to take to the Edinburgh Summer Sessions stage on August 15th. With over 25 million albums sold worldwide, an arsenal of 90s hits and a number of festival under the belt, the indie outfit are bound to play a huge set for the Scottish crowd, alongside local favourites Fatherson and singer-songwriter Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Fellow Mancunians, Courteeners, will set the final weekend of Edinburgh Summer Sessions alight on Friday August 16th with a sold out show in front of their army of Scottish fans. After a huge summer of festivals so far this summer, including Glastonbury and Tramlines, the band will be well-prepped to crank out their catalogue of guitar-indie classics.
Closing Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019, and celebrating their 40th anniversary all in one, Madness will bring their ‘House of Fun’ to the idyllic setting of Princess Street Gardens. With an incredible number of top twenty hits, Gold studio albums and a west-end show honouring their music, Madness are widely considered one of Britain’s best-loved bands, caputring the imagination of everyone from young kids to oldies dusting off their Doc Martens for another night of ska fun.
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