Stereophonics set July date for Edinburgh Castle

WELSH rockers Stereophonics are to play Edinburgh Castle next summer.

Stereophonics play  T in the Park in  2013. Picture: TSPL
Stereophonics play T in the Park in 2013. Picture: TSPL

The band will play the Castle on July 15, with tickets going on sale this Friday at 9am.

Mark Mackie, director of Castle Concerts/Regular Music, said: “It is with real delight we are able to announce Stereophonics to play Edinburgh Castle this July.

“The band will be playing hits from their whole career as well as from their most recent number one album, Keep The Village Alive. It is sure to be a cracker of a night up there.”

Over the years, Edinburgh Castle has played host to many international stars such as Rod Stewart, Blondie, Elton John, The Proclaimers, Tom Jones, Leonard Cohen and Pink.

The band’s new album, written and produced by frontman Kelly Jones, pictured right, follows the acclaimed 2013 platinum release Graffiti On The Train, which sold over 300,000 copies in the UK.

Since winning a Brit Award in 1998 for Best New Group, Stereophonics have developed a sound that is like few others.

Nick Finnigan, Edinburgh Castle’s executive manager, said: “We look forward to welcoming Stereophonics to the stage on Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade next summer, as they perform some of their most iconic hits, as part of 2016’s Castle Concerts line-up.”

Tickets cost £42.50 plus a booking fee and are available from Tickets Scotland Edinburgh, 08444 999990.