Tom Jones and Kasabian to headline new Edinburgh festival


Sir Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man and Kasabian will be among the headliners at a new festival in Scotland's capital.

They will be joined by Paloma Faith among other artists at Edinburgh Summer Sessions during the city's busy festival season.

The event follows the format of Glasgow Summer Sessions, with gigs taking place in Princes Street Gardens on a number of dates throughout August.

Jones will play the Ross Bandstand on Monday August 6, Rag'n'Bone Man on Tuesday August 14, Paloma Faith on Friday August 17 and rockers Kasabian will perform on the following night.

More acts for the festival are to be announced later in the year.

Tom Meighan and Kasabian performed at the TRNSMT festivsl in Glasgow in 2017 (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Tom Meighan and Kasabian performed at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow in 2017 (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Geoff Ellis, chief executive of DF Concerts, said: "We're delighted to return to Princes Street Gardens and announce our first artists for the inaugural series of Edinburgh Summer Sessions shows.

"With the success of its sister event Glasgow Summer Sessions, we're thrilled to be part of Edinburgh's electrifying atmosphere and culturally rich arts festival with these gigs.

"To have a legend like Tom Jones plus mainstays of the industry like Kasabian and Paloma Faith and the undeniably talented Rag'n'Bone Man proves our commitment to making Edinburgh Summer Sessions one of the real highlights of the summer."

Pre-sale tickets start at 9am on Wednesday, while general sale starts at the same time on Friday.