14 cracking concerts to see in Edinburgh in 2018

Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts
Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts
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HERE are 14 massive gigs to see and keeping Edinburgh’s reputatuion as a Music City alive.

THE ROLLING STONES

Murrayfield Stadium

Saturday 9 June

THE Rolling Stones last played Murrayfield in 1999 when they rocked the stadium with their Bridges to Babylon Tour, they return having last played in the UK in the summer of 2013 when they headlined Glastonbury. £59.95-£249.95 www.axs.com

THE JACKSONS

Royal Highland Centre

Friday 6 July

THE legendary band consists of original members Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson, performing the mega-hits made famous with their brother, Michael. Part of ScotFest. Support from Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, Five Star, S Club, 911 and more. £48 (£24) www.scotfestuk.com

BOYZONE

Royal Highland Centre

Saturday 7 July

THE Irish boyband featuring Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch have confirmed this will be one of their last full tour shows. Part of ScotFest. Support from Five, East 17, B*Witched, Liberty X and more. £48 (£24) www.scotfestuk.com

IL DIVO

Edinburgh Castle

Friday 13 July

IL Divo aka Urs Bühler, Carlos Marín, David Miller, and Sébastien Izambard bring their classical crossover vocals back to the Castle. £61.90-£84.40 www.ticketmaster.com

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

Edinburgh Castle

Thursday 19 July

THE band formed in 2010 by the former Oasis lead guitarist and songwriter are no strangers to the Castle having last played there in 2012. £50.65-£61.90 www.ticketmaster.com

BANANARAMA

Edinburgh Castle

Friday 20 July

MAKING their Castle debut, Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward play their first ever outdoor gig. £47.80-£53.45 www.ticketmaster.com

DEL AMITRI

Edinburgh Castle

Saturday 21 July

SOME 25 years after last taking to the stage at the Castle, Del Amitri return. £46.75-£52.25 www.ticketmaster.com

TOM JONES

Princes Street Gardens

Monday 6 August

NOW best know as a mentor of the TV show The Voice, Sir Tom Jones has an impressive back catalogue of his own to revisit. A Summer Session. Support from Into The Ark. £55 www.festicket.com

BASTILLE

Princes Street Gardens

Thursday 9 August

ALTERNATIVE popsters Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Chris Wood head to town. A Summer Session. Support from The Vaccines. £45-£70 www.festicket.com

THE SHIRES

Princes Street Gardens

Saturday 11 August

COUNTRY duo Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes scored the fastest-selling UK country album in history with second album, My Universe. A Summer Session. Support from Newton Faulkner, Catherine McGrath and Andy Brown. £39.50-£65 www.festicket.com

RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN

Princes Street Gardens

Tuesday 14 August

WITH the bells from Hogmanay probably still ringing in his ears Rory Charles Graham, the 2017 Brit Awards’ British Breakthrough Act is back. A Summer Session. Support from Grace Carter and The LaFontaines. £37.50-£65 www.festicket.com

PALOMA FAITH

Princes Street Gardens

Friday 17 August

RETRO and eccentric always expect the unexpected from this bona fide pop star. A Summer Session. £49.50-£75 www.festicket.com

BRIAN WILSON

Princes Street Gardens

Sunday 19 August

THE Beach Boys legend presents Pet Sounds with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

A Summer Session. £55-£80 www.festicket.com

THE PROCLAIMERS

The Playhouse

Friday 9 & Saturday 10 November

CRAIG and Charlie are back, there’ll be Sunshine on Leith. It may be sold out, but queue for returns on the night.