The 1975, Lionel Richie, Simple Minds Confirmed For Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2020

Last year, Florence + The Machine, Chvrches and Primal Scream were among the performers at the two-week event.

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The 1975, Tom Jones, Lionel Richie and Michael Kiwanuka have been announced among the headliners of this year’s Edinburgh Summer Sessions. McFly, Simple Minds and Travis are also set to perform at the bash at Princes Street Gardens, which runs from August 8-20.

The two-week event will kick off with Tom Jones performing on 8 August before Travis bring it all to a close on the 20th.

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday, 31 January 31. For tickets and further information about the Edinburgh Summer Sessions, visit the event’s official website.

Making his Edinburgh Summer Sessions debut, Lionel Richie said, “I’m really looking forward to heading back to Scotland next summer, the crowds are some of the best in the world and I can’t wait to get back over there to see you all.”

Last year, the likes of Florence + The Machine, Chvrches and Primal Scream were among the performers at the two-week event. The festival’s partner, Glasgow Summer Sessions, also saw The Cure play their first Scottish gig in 27 years on August 16 2019. Mogwai and The Twilight Sad joined the band as special guests.

As uDiscover Music previously reported, The 1975 also recently announced a headline performance at London’s Finsbury Park this summer which will see them taking a series of steps to minimise the event’s environmental impact.

Billed as “the greenest show Finsbury Park has ever seen”, the Manchester band will head to the capital on July 11 – joined by a supporting bill that includes the likes of Charli XCX, Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers and label mates Pale Waves and Beabadoobee.

The full Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2020 line-up is as follows:

8 August – Tom Jones
9 August – Lionel Richie
11 August – Michael Kiwanuka
12 August – The 1975
13 August – McFly
18 August – Simple Minds
20 August – Travis.

Listen to the Best of The 1975 on Apple Music and Spotify.

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