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Lewis Capaldi joins Summer Sessions

The concert series will run throughout August 2019.

Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens have added an eighth standalone show, bringing current UK No.1 artist Lewis Capaldi to the Scottish capital.

Capaldi will take to the stage on Wednesday 14 August 2019, which follows the release of his eagerly anticipated debut album release. Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is due for release on 17 May 2019.

Lewis, who currently sits at No.1 on the official singles chart with Somebody You Loved, joins the previously announced line-up of seven standalone shows, including performances by Florence + The Machine, Chvrches, James, Madness and more.

 

Florence + The Machine will open proceedings with a pair of headline shows, taking to Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 August 2019.

Primal Scream headline on Saturday 10 August 2019, joined by very special guests Johnny Marr.

The following day, Sunday 11 August 2019, sees Chvrches take to the Scottish capital.

Britpop heroes James appear on Thursday 15 August, followed by The Courteeners on Friday 16 and ska veterans Madness on Sunday 18 August 2019.

 

Florence + The Machine take to the series of concerts following last year’s acclaimed High As Hope full-length, and off the back of recent tracks Moderation and Haunted House.

The band, fronted by Florence Welch, bring an extensive repertoire of hit singles including Dog Days Are Over, Shake It Out, Spectrum (Say My Name), and their breakout cover of Candi Staton’s You Got The Love.

Scottish outfit Primal Scream released the highly influential Screamadelica back in 1991. Fronted by Bobbie Gillespie, the band have continued to release music throughout the following decades, most recently unveiling Chaosmosis in 2016.

Chvrches arrive at Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens having released their third studio album Love Is Dead last year. The album adds huge tracks such as Get Out and Never Say Die to the likes of The Mother We Share and Leave A Trace.

 

Manchester’s James became household names during the height of Britpop, releasing iconic singles such as Sit Down and Laid. Last year they released their 15th studio album, Living in Extraordinary Times.

Celebrating critical acclaim with their 2008 debut St Jude, The Courteeners dropped their fifth studio album Mapping the Rendezvous in 2016. They now take to Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens on Friday 16 August 2019.

The series of live shows will then be rounded off in style by ska heroes Madness, renowned for their ’80s hits Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, It Must Be Love, House of Fun and more. Continuing their celebrated career, the band – fronted by the enigmatic Suggs – released their most recent full-length Can’t Touch Us Now in 2016.


Here’s the Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens bill so far, with more special guests yet to be revealed:

7 – 8 August 2019 – Florence + The Machine
10 August 2019 – Primal Scream | Johnny Marr
11 August 2019 – Chvrches
14 August 2019 – Lewis Capaldi
15 August 2019 – James
16 August 2019 – Courteeners
18 August 2019 – Madness

Tickets for Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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