EDINBURGH is the place to be this summer with a wide array of shows to see during festival season.
And added into the mix are six nights of live music in the capital, with acts from Sir Tom Jones to Paloma Faith taking to the stage.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions takes place at the Ross Bandstand with the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Sir Tom kicks off the series of concerts on Monday night, having returned to the stage after being forced to cancel some recent shows due to illness.
He’s one of two legendary acts bookending the dates, with the final night devoted to the sound of the Beach Boys with Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds.
Speaking to The Sunday Post earlier this month, band founder Brian said: “I’ve always loved Scotland, I really like the people.
“I was in Edinburgh just a couple of years ago. Usually on tour you only see the hotel room, but it’s a beautiful city. I saw the Castle last time and I’ll try and see what I can.”
Tickets are still available from www.SMMRSESSIONS.com
The full line-up
Sir Tom Jones, Monday August 6
Bastille, August 9
Rag’N’Bone Man, August 14
Paloma Faith, August 17
Kasabian, August 18
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds, August 19
Glaswegians also treated to summer of open air shows
Edinburgh’s Summer Sessions are one of a number of open-air gigs open to Scots this year.
Over in the west, Glasgow has its own Summer Sessions shows coming up later in the month at the city’s Bellahouston Park.
US rockers Kings of Leon headline on Wednesday 22, followed by Catfish and the Bottlemen on Saturday 25 and rapper Kendrick Lamar on Wednesday 29.
Earlier this summer, the likes of Queen & Adam Lambert, Arctic Monkeys and The Killers wowed crowds at Glasgow Green as part of the TRNSMT Festival.
And several summer shows at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand have sold out, with acts performing including OMD, Bryan Ferry and Van Morrison.