EDINBURGH Summer Sessions have announced a host of new artists including Bastille, The Vaccines, Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds and more.

Edinburgh’s brand new music festival, Edinburgh Summer Sessions today announced that Bastille plus special guests The Vaccines will play on 9th August, plus Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds on 19th August. The festival have also added Into The Ark (6th August), Grace Carter and The LaFontaines (14th August) plus Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin (19th August) to the jam-packed bill, creating a phenoemenal line-up of music in August 2018.

Now offering an exciting six days of music in the capital during the world famous Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, these new acts join Sir Tom Jones, Rag’N’Bone Man, Paloma Faith and Kasabian for an incredible new era in Scotland’s music scene in one of the most beautiful live music locations in the world. Providing a new music strand to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe, the shows will take place at the Ross Bandstand, with the breath-taking backdrop of Edinburgh Castle from the 6th – 19th August 2018.

These exciting events will take place in one of the most beautiful live music locations in the world – combining a Scottish audience with some of the highest profile artists on the scene today. With Edinburgh’s bustling arts festival and electric city-wide atmosphere in full swing in August, it’s only right that the biggest names in music are brought to Edinburgh’s unique stage this summer at Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Summer Sessions to Edinburgh and DF Concerts’ return to Edinburgh’s live music circuit this summer is a great addition to the list of incredible events taking place across Scotland this year.

The Edinburgh Summer Sessions line-up certainly has a diverse variety on offer with legends Brian Wilson and Sir Tom Jones sitting alongside acclaimed acts like Bastille, Rag’N’Bone Man, Paloma Faith and major festival headliners, Kasabian, placing the series of shows right at the heart of Edinburgh during the festival season.”