Leading live music and event promoter, DF Concerts, have today announced that it will be bringing Scotland’s long-running live music series ‘Summer Sessions’ to the foot of the historic Stirling Castle at Stirling City Park in 2024.
Stirling joins Edinburgh and Glasgow as the hosts of Summer Sessions in Scotland this year, whilst more cities will welcome Summer Sessions across England and Wales.
Founded in Glasgow back in 2013 and expanded to Edinburgh in 2018, Summer Sessions has become a much-loved and highly anticipated live music series in Scotland, renowned for regularly showcasing a range of world-leading talent including The Cure, Simple Minds, Florence & the Machine, Paloma Faith, and many more.
As a small city with a big history which is celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2024, Stirling is known for the attraction of its historic Castle which will form the stunning backdrop of the Stirling Summer Sessions stage at City Park. Stirling has a strong track record of successfully hosting major events and big crowds, and the cities central location provides excellent transport links, being within an hour’s travel time for 50% of Scotland’s population. Music lovers can travel with ease to Stirling Summer Sessions – reaching the Stirling City Park from Glasgow in only 35 minutes, and Edinburgh in 50 minutes by train.
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: “Summer Sessions has gone from strength to strength with the announcement of more cities hosting events in 2024 and Stirling Summer Sessions will be a very welcome addition to Scotland’s event calendar next year. Stirling City Park is a very unique event space, sitting in the dramatic shadow of Stirling Castle and we cannot wait to bring some world-class acts to the city as it celebrates its 900th anniversary.”
Hugely exciting and fitting
Stirling Council Leader Cllr Chris Kane said: “Next year is the Burgh of Stirling’s 900th anniversary so it’s hugely exciting and fitting for us to host the Summer Sessions for the first time as we celebrate this major milestone.
"With its stunning backdrop of Stirling Castle and accessible location near the city centre, Stirling City Park will be a superb venue for the Summer Sessions, as it has been for previous large-scale concerts and events.
"We can’t wait to welcome music fans from across the country for this major festival and to showcase everything Stirling has to offer.”
With dates, artists, culinary delights, and the full programme of events to be announced soon, fans should follow @smmrsessions on social media and sign up to the database at www.smmrsessions.com to be the first to see which superstars will be coming to Stirling in 2024.
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