What to Expect:
- This is an unreserved all standing show. Access to the Standing (inner bowl) area will be available on a first come, first served basis and controlled via a wrist banding system. Additional space is available in the surrounding standing areas.
- There are two Entrances to the Festival Site – East (just off The Mound), West (by St John’s Church). Please note, both of these entrances involve a number of stairs. Please contact our Access Co-Ordinator if you require step-free access - AccessED@smmrsession.com.
- If you need to visit the Box Office, this will be located at the East Entrance.
- This is an unreserved all standing show. Access to the Standing (Inner Bowl) will be available on a first come, first served basis for those with a General Admission ticket or guaranteed entry to those with a VIP ticket. Additional space is available in the surrounding pathways and embankments.
- VIP ticket holders must collect their VIP wristband from the entrance to the VIP Area once they are in the venue. Please go to the VIP Area as soon as you arrive onsite to collect this, as this will guarantee you entry to the Standing (Inner Bowl) and VIP Area.
- Security searches will be in operation - Queues are likely so please listen to the security stewards for instructions.
- No food or drink is allowed to be brought in - Food concessions and bars are available inside the venue with water points located onsite.
- You cannot leave and re-enter the Gardens.
- There are no cash points available onsite but all bar and some food concessions will accept card payments.
- Plastic portaloos are available onsite. Please listen to Stewards for queuing, check which toilets are in use, and use the whole row.
- The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be taking place in the Castle Grounds, immediately behind the Summer Sessions stage. As part of their event, there may be a military fly past and pyrotechnic effects.
VIP Tickets are sold out for all shows with the exception of CHRVCHES and Madness. Onsite VIP upgrades are available for these two shows by visiting the Box Office at the East Entrance when you arrive.