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    A guide to Summer Sessions in Edinburgh this August 2019

    • Event: Summer Sessions
    • Date: Wednesday 7th – Sunday 18th August
    • Venue: Princes Street Gardens

    We are absolutely spoiled for choice this August. Not only is it Fringe Festival month, but the hottest gigs of the year are taking place a mere stone’s throw from our front doors.

    The Summer Sessions are back, and undoubtedly bigger than ever with nine nights of music against one the best backdrops you could ever want from a gig; just imagine all the selfies that will be taken with the castle in the background while the likes of Lewis Capaldi or Madness are playing. 

    Are you coming to Edinburgh for Summer Sessions and looking for somewhere special to stay? You won’t find more convenient luxury accommodation than what we have available at Fraser Suites Edinburgh

    To help you get ready to party, we’ve got all the information about where the sessions take place, who’s playing and how to get there.

    What is Summer Sessions 2019? 

    It is an annual music festival that takes place right in the heart of Edinburgh.

    For nearly two weeks, the fantastic Prince Street Gardens becomes the biggest venue in the city, inviting some of the best names in music to come and grace the stage.

    When is Summer Sessions 2019? 

    The festival takes places from Wednesday 7th August – Sunday 18th August.

    Who is performing at Summer Sessions 2019?

    Oh, what a line-up we have in store this year. Playing at Summer Sessions 2019 are:

    • Florence & The Machine – 7th & 8th August
    • Primal Scream – 10th August
    • Chvrches – 11th August
    • Lewis Capaldi – 13th & 14th August
    • James – 15th August
    • Courteeners – 16th August
    • Madness – 18th August 

    Where is Summer Sessions 2019?

    It takes place within Princes Street Gardens. It is right in the middle of the city, nestled between Edinburgh Castle and the train tracks that lead into Edinburgh Waverley.

    How do I get tickets to Summer Sessions 2019?

    Tickets are available from the official Edinburgh Summer Sessions website. 

    At the time of the writing, the second Florence & The Machine appearance, Courteeners and both Lewis Capaldi shows were already sold out. 

    How can I get to Summer Sessions 2019 from Fraser Suites Edinburgh?

    It is a 3-minute walk from our front door to the gardens.

    Where can I find accommodation near Summer Sessions 2019?

    We are located 250m away from Princes Street Gardens, making us one of the closest hotels to the venue. Guests staying in the luxury Princes Suite would be able to see the gardens from their room.

    If you’re planning a big night out and want a luxury hotel in the capital, our junior suites are just what you’ll want. The suites were made for city living, with a fully equipped kitchenette area and home entertainment system in your room so that you can get ready for the gig in style. Anyone staying for a few nights to see a bit more of Edinburgh might want to take a look at the one bedroom apartments we have on offer. They have a full bathroom, a separate living room and views towards Princes St. 

    And if you are looking for a bar nearby that won’t be jam-packed, guests can make use of The Black Dahlia Bar within the hotel. The upscale cocktail bar will be serving special tipples ahead of all the gigs.

    Looking for more events in August?

    Then read our blog post "The most exciting events in Edinburgh throughout August 2019" to find out more what is happening during this month.