Concerts at the Castle

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.

Paul Weller - Thursday 11 July 2019

Castle Concerts is delighted to announce that one of the UK’s most enduring music greats, Paul Weller, will be playing at Edinburgh Castle next Summer.

Paul Weller

Tickets on sale now.

Online:              www.ticketmaster.com
Ticket hotline:  0844 844 0444

Kylie Minogue - Sunday 14 & Monday 15 July 2019

International pop star Kylie Minogue announces a series of special shows for summer 2019, bringing her globally-celebrated talent as a live performer to Edinburgh for the first time since 1991. 

Kylie Minogue singing at a concert

Tickets on sale now.

Online:              www.ticketmaster.com 
Ticket hotline:  0844 844 0444 

The Proclaimers - Saturday 20 and Sunday 21July 2019

The Proclaimers are returning to Edinburgh Castle for the first time in over 10 years.

Charlie and Craig Reid, The Proclaimers

Tickets on sale now.

Online:              www.ticketmaster.com 
Ticket hotline:  0844 844 0444 

General advice and information

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade is an outdoor venue, so please come appropriately dressed in warm, waterproof clothing (as required) and sturdy footwear for the steep entrance and tiered seating.

Concerts go ahead in poor weather unless it is unsafe.

Seating high in the grandstands is not recommended for people with vertigo, breathing difficulties or heart complaints.