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, Pink, Tom Jones, Paul Weller, Jessie J, Arcade Fire, Westlife, The Proclaimers, Bryan Ferry and Boyzone.

Simply Red - Thursday 14th July 2016

Simply Red will perform Live at Edinburgh Castle on 14 July. 
Tickets are on sale now. 

Stereophonics - Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July 2016

Stereophonics will perform Live at Edinburgh Castle on 15th and 16th July. 
Tickets are on sale now.  

Runrig - Saturday 23rd July 2016

Runrig will perform Live at Edinburgh Castle on 23 July. 
Tickets are on sale now. 

Online:            or
Ticket Hotline:         0844 844 0444

General advice and information

Concerts are not run by Historic Scotland. The further Information document gives details about tickets and show times.

The onsite box office is at The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG and is open on event days from 4pm.

For other concert enquiries please email

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.