General view of a Paul Weller concert at Edinburgh Castle

Concerts

Each summer, Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade is transformed into a unique concert venue. Artists who have used the stunning backdrop of the castle include, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Runrig, Simply Red, Tom Jones, Paul Weller, Deacon Blue, Arcade Fire, Westlife, Olly Murs, The Proclaimers, Bryan Ferry and Boyzone.

The concerts are not run by Historic Environment Scotland however you can check the further information document for frequently asked questions. For other concert enquiries please email Castle Concerts.