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.

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.