Summer Sessions 2019: Lewis Capaldi at Princes Street Gardens set list and everything you need to know

Scotland’s Summer Sessions has returned to Edinburgh, bringing with it some of the biggest names in music.

Friday, 9th August 2019, 4:06 pm
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The series of gigs once again takes place in Princes Street Gardens, and this year runs between 7 and 18 August, when the city’s nightlife is at its most vibrant thanks to the Edinburgh Festival.

This year’s Sessions will feature headline performances from Florence + the Machine, Primal Scream, CHVRCHES, Lewis Capaldi, James, Courteeners and Madness.

It’s not just the names topping the bill that you should be paying attention to: there’s also a strong line-up of supporting acts, with Johnny Marr, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Lightning Seeds all warming the crowd up at some point.

The sessions continue tonight (13 and 14 August) with a headline performance from Lewis Capaldi.

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The Glasgow singer-songwriter will be performing tracks from his debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, as well as hits like 'Someone You Loved' and 'Bruises'.

He’ll be supported by fellow Whitburn foursome The Snuts, Edinburgh tropical pop/rock quartet Indigo Velvet, bluesy singer-songwriter Luke La Volpe, and Mark Sharp and the Bicycle Thieves.

What might Capaldi play?

While promoters and Lewis were remaining tight-lipped about the set list for the Edinburgh gig, according to, Capaldi's' "average" setlist in 2019 looks like this:

Grace, Bruises, Hollywood, Fade, Hold Me While You Wait, and Someone You Loved.'s databases are weighted heavily towards the shorter, festival sets he's been playing over the summer. Capaldi will be performing a full set of hits when he takes to the stage in Edinburgh.


Tickets for both nights are completely sold out.


The Summer Sessions concerts are all standing shows, meaning no seating is available.

Access to Princes Street Gardens Standing will be available on a first come, first served basis - additional space is available in the surrounding pathways and embankments within the standing area.

Those with VIP tickets have guaranteed access to the Inner Bowl, as well as an exclusive VIP bar, a variety of food offerings, seating, and flushing toilet facilities.

Getting there

With Princes Street Gardens being situated in the middle of Edinburgh, it is well served by public transport links, so getting to and from the concerts shouldn’t be too difficult.

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams both provide regular services directly outside the venue on Princes Street, and those travelling from further afield can make use of Edinburgh Bus Station and Waverley Train Station, both just a 10 minute walk from the venue.

While more environmentally friendly transport is always recommended, those still planning to drive to the event can make use of five car parks that are within a 20 minute walk.

Stage times for the Summer Sessions gigs are not being shared by the organisers. Doors open at 6pm.

For more information on travel to Summer Sessions Edinburgh, head to their website

Banned items

A number of items are prohibited from being taken into the concerts.

These include weapons of any kind, drones, professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses, flares, fireworks, and smoke emitting devices.

Bags larger than A3 will not be allowed into the event, and those found in possession of drugs will be charged by police (‘legal’ and herbal highs are also not permitted).

For a full list of prohibited items, head to the Summer Sessions website