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June 2019

Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens

James (Summer Sessions)

Plus Support

6:00pm, Thursday 15 August 2019 Ross Bandstand/Princes Street Gardens

No availability

In the light of the pandemic and advice from the Government, the Usher Hall and our partner venues, the Assembly Rooms, Church Hill Theatre and Ross Bandstand, are now closed to the public until further notice.

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Please note: Venue is Princes Street Gardens

Maximum 6 tickets per person | See Gallery for venue plan  | See Downloads for event terms and conditions

Access guidance

Please buy your ticket first.

Customers are required to apply for access to the Accessible Facilities and/or a free Carer Pass
 You can apply by using our Accessible Application Survey which can be found HERE! 
Please do not buy a ticket for your PA as this cannot be refunded.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the Access Coordinator for advice on 0141 566 4999:

Please note that the access facilities are not for the use of people with temporary impairments or circumstances such as broken bones, healing wounds or pregnancy. Customers concerned with any of these points can contact our Accessibility Coordinator on

There are 4 paths into this area with a steep gradient, parts of which are cobbled. There is stepped access from Princes Street. There are 32 steps into the concert area from the West End of Princes Street and 47 steps into the concert arena from the Mound Entrance. Within the arena, the paths towards the West of the Gardens have a lesser gradient than those in the East of the Gardens, with large parts of the gardens being grass covered. We ask Customers to prepare for all weather ground conditions.

The Accessible Viewing Platform is uncovered so please dress appropriately for the Scottish weather.  For the comfort and enjoyment of all Customers using the Accessible Viewing Platform, no smoking/use of e-cigarettes is permitted. 


Age guidance

No under 5’s.  Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult 21 and over (1 adult minimum per 4 persons under 16).

A challenge 25 policy will be in operation at the gates ensuring guardians are 21 and over. Proof of age may be requested. Please bring acceptable photographic ID.

We encourage you to complete a guardianship form if you are attending with someone aged between 5-16 years old.

A challenge 25 policy will be in operation at the bars ensuring access is restricted to persons 18 and over.  Proof of age may be required. Please bring acceptable photographic ID.

* Please note this event is subject to license

Running order

Door time:Gates open at 6pm

**Please note these are approximate running times and should be used as guidelines**

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly: 7pm – 7:30pm

Fatherson – 8pm – 8:30pm

James – 9pm – 10:20pm

May be subject to change


VIP: £76.45

Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens VIP Garden provides a secluded area away from the main festival arena. Your VIP ticket will give you guaranteed access to the Inner Bowl, an exclusive VIP bar, a variety of food offerings, seating, flushing toilet facilities plus you will be entertained between main stage sets by the VIP Garden DJ.Edinburgh Summer Sessions is an all standing event. 

General admission: £52.25

Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens is an all standing event. Access to the inner bowl will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be controlled via a wrist-banding system. Only customers with VIP tickets will have guaranteed access to the inner bowl.

Please note:  all prices include booking fees.  Online and phone bookings are subject to an additional £1.50 non-refundable transaction charge.

Tickets will not be posted or available for collection until approximately 2 weeks before the event. Tickets set for postage will be sent out by Recorded Delivery (subject to an additional £3.00 charge)


No under 5’s. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult 21 and over (1 adult minimum per 4 persons under 16). A challenge 25 policy will be in operation at the gates ensuring guardians are 21 and over. You must bring valid and current ID with you - Valid IDs must be photographic. We will be accepting the following types of ID for entry into the event: Current UK or Overseas Driving License/ Provisional License Photocard Current UK or Overseas Current Passport Overseas Only Valid National ID card UK only 18 + PASS scheme card Young Scot Cards Ireland Age Card Forces ID Card This is line with the national Challenge 25 policy. **Photocopies of ID does not count as valid ID. Must be original documents

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