Sir Tom was joined by fellow Welshmen Into the Ark with the former buskers providing the ideal opening to the festival, easing fans in with their acoustic-driven, soulful rock sound.
With five more headline shows to go, Sir Tom Jones certainly showed Summer Sessions exactly how it’s done.
FESTIVAL FAVOURITES KEEP THE PARTY GOING
For singalong indie favourites, one band can certainly deliver… The Vaccines, who soundtracked the resurgence of guitar music in the early 2010s, returned to Scotland armed with their latest album Combat Sports and the plethora of indie favourites that saw them rise to such prominence. As the night drew in, Bastille took to the stage, making Princes Street Gardens the only place to be for indie music fans. Their setlist included everything the crowd were anticipating from their headliners: the announcement of new music, fan favourite ‘Of the Night’ and some classics such as ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ capping off an incredible day of live music.
Rag‘n’Bone Man, Grace Carter and The LaFontaines started the second week of Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2018 with a hip-hop tinged day of partying and soulful moments.
Rag‘n’Bone Man provided the perfect fusion of hip hop beats and striking vocals, perfectly displaying how he has risen to become one of the most popular acts in the UK. Adding his own personal touch, the singer found a member of the lucky Summer Sessions’ audience named ‘Grace’ to dedicate his soulful song of the same name to, marking a poignant moment of the night. With the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, massive singles ‘Human’ and ‘Skin’ were moments to be remembered.
PALOMA FAITH AND WARD THOMAS BRING THE FRIDAY FEELING
Singer-songwriter duo Ward Thomas began weekend two of Edinburgh Summer Sessions, with their atmospheric sound providing the ideal soundtrack to the beautiful setting.
KASABIAN’S CAPITAL RETURN
Australian trio DMAs began the Saturday night party and made sure the crowd were well and truly warmed up for Kasabian’s headline set, as they merged their Britpop inspired sound with classic indie rock anthems.
INTERNATIONAL ICON BRIAN WILSON CLOSES THE FIRST EDINBURGH SUMMER SESSIONS