EDINBURGH SUMMER SESSIONS ANNOUNCE POP SUPERSTAR ANNE-MARIE AS HEADLINER FOR 2021 FESTIVAL
ANNE-MARIE JOINS TOM JONES, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, SIMPLE MINDS, TRAVIS AND DMA’S IN A STAR STUDDED LINE-UP THIS SUMMER
HRVY, GRACEY AND CALL ME LOOP ALSO ADDED TO BILL
Today, Edinburgh Summer Sessions reveal the newest addition to 2021’s festival line-up as pop sensation Anne-Marie, set to headline on Thursday 12th August 2021 in Princes Street Gardens.
The chart topping singer-songwriter joins an iconic line-up including Tom Jones, Michael Kiwanuka, Simple Minds, Travis and DMA’s this summer as the city festival makes a welcomed return to the picturesque backdrop of Princes Street Gardens. One of the UK’s biggest stars, Anne-Marie has gone from strength to strength, with her debut album reaching Top 3 in the UK, touring with Rudimental plus hit singles ‘2002’ and ‘FRIENDS’ and most recently, appearing as a coach on The Voice UK. Having sold out Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in 2019 and with four UK Top 10 singles and 4.5 billion global streams to her name, Anne-Marie’s return to Scotland’s capital will be unmissable as she takes the stage by storm this August.
Some of the most exciting emerging talent in the UK right now will join Anne-Marie with HRVY, Gracey and Call Me Loop also added to the bill.
Call Me Loop, aka Georgia, quickly rose to fame as her first ever release ‘Looking at You’ received over 100,000 streams on Spotify in the first 24 hours of release. Fans can catch Call Me Loop making her debut Summer Sessions appearance as she opens the show on Thursday 12th August with her made-for-summer melody hits. Also joining Anne-Marie on the bill, singer-songwriter Gracey has written for the likes of global stars Kylie Minogue, Olly Murs and Rita Ora, and featured on 220 Kid’s hit song ‘Don’t Need Love’ in 2019. The Princes Street Gardens party will continue with YouTuber and singer, HRVY. Having worked with artists like Becky Hill and Noah Cyrus, HRVY is said to release new music later this year, perfect timing for his debut at Edinburgh Summer Sessions.
Following over a year without live music in Scotland, Edinburgh Summer Sessions will provide music fans with the opportunity to soak up the festival atmosphere in one of the most intimate outdoor festival settings in the world. Anne-Marie joins a plethora of talent this summer, including legendary headliner Tom Jones, as well as Mercury Prize winner and Grammy nominee Michael Kiwanuka, hometown heroes Travis and Simple Minds, plus Australian Britpop inspired band DMA’s.
DMA’s – 6th August 2021
Tom Jones – 8th August 2021
Michael Kiwanuka – 9th August 2021
Tom Jones – 10th August 2021
Travis – 13th August 2021
Simple Minds – 15th August 2021
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Lionel Richie has rescheduled his 2021 tour dates and will make his Edinburgh Summer Sessions debut, but will return for 2022. For further information please visit www.smmrsessions.com.
Situated within Princes Street Gardens in the heart of Scotland’s bustling capital city, the festival is the perfect destination for music fans next summer with the location offering plenty of food, drink and activity options to create the ultimate Edinburgh Summer Sessions experience.
An outstanding mix of stars including Paloma Faith, Florence & the Machine, CHVRCHES, Primal Scream, Madness and Lewis Capaldi are all part of the star-studded Edinburgh Summer Sessions alumni, with the festival famed for its exciting line-ups with a showstopping atmosphere, in one of the most intimate outdoor settings in the world.
Event organisers are committed to following government and local council guidance which may be in place at the time of the event to ensure the safety of all festival goers, artists and staff.