Paul Weller Edinburgh Castle: The Modfather announces massive outdoor show in Edinburgh next summer

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Music icon Paul Weller will return to Edinburgh Castle next summer, armed with a new album

The Modfather himself, British music icon Paul Weller, has announced a massive outdoor gig in Edinburgh next summer.

The former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council will perform at Edinburgh Castle’s famous Esplanade on Saturday, July 13, 2024.

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No stranger to the Capital, Weller visited the Usher Hall last year, and played a triumphant gig at the Castle in 2019. On that occasion, Evening News reviewer Chris Mackinnon wrote: “The voice remains a distinctive instrument and he can rock a black t-shirt and jeans combo better than guys half his age”.

Music legend Paul Weller will be playing at Edinburgh Castle next summer.Music legend Paul Weller will be playing at Edinburgh Castle next summer.
Music legend Paul Weller will be playing at Edinburgh Castle next summer.

Now 65, Weller’s versatility and creative edge has connected with fans across the generations, making him one of music’s all-time greats. A bona fide cultural icon, his impact, relevance and popularity with the public, fellow musicians and critics alike remains unabated.

It all began in 1977 with The Jam’s debut album, In the City. Five era-defining albums with The Jam followed before he experienced further recognition with The Style Council and subsequent success with numerous solo releases – including Wild Wood, Wake Up The Nation, Sonik Kicks, and most recently, the universally well-received An Orchestrated Songbook.

A new album is eagerly anticipated ahead of the show in the Scottish capital in 2024.

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Mark Mackie, director of Castle Concerts, said: “Paul is without doubt one of the most loved and respected British singers of his generation and we are

delighted to welcome the original Modfather back to Edinburgh Castle.”

Audrey Jones, of Historic Environments Scotland, said: “Paul Weller has performed to sell-out crowds at Edinburgh Castle in the past, and we are delighted to welcome this iconic singer back to our iconic venue.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday (October 27) via Ticketmaster and will not be available from Edinburgh Castle.

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