Scottish breakthrough artist Lewis Capaldi has been announced as the headline act of Edinburgh Summer Sessions.
Capaldi, currenly number one in the Official UK charts will add to Edinburgh’s current line up of We Were Promised Jetpacks (CHVRCHES support), The Lightning Seeds (Madness support), Florence and the Machine, CHVRCHES, James, Courteeners, Madness, Primal Scream, Johnny Marr amongst others.
Taking to the stage on 14 August, Lewis Capaldi said of the announcement: “Well, well, well. Look who’s playing a big f*ck off outdoor show in Edinburgh this summer, ya big lovely b*stards.”
The Bathgate-born singer will return to Scottish soil after a whirlwind year of success.
The ‘Someone You Loved’ singer has gone from strength to strength since first appearing at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival back in 2017.
Now a mainstay on BBC Radio 1 and with an upcoming UK headline tour which sold out in a matter of seconds, Lewis Capaldi is taking the music scene by storm with his down to earth, hilarious take on his new life as a celebrity.
Whether it’s his nomination for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award, an appearance on Top of the Pops, scoring a Number One single, famous fans from Calvin Harris to Bastille or even having Peter Capaldi star in his music videos, Lewis Capaldi hasn’t forgotten where he came from and his debut headline show at Edinburgh Summer Sessions festival is sure to be a real highlight of 2019’s summer music calendar.
Tickets for Edinburgh Summer Sessions go on sale on Friday 8 March here.