There are so many great concerts and shows planned in Edinburgh for 2017 and beyond. Here are some of Edinburgh Tourist’s favourites. Be sure to book early!
Some of the biggest touring musicals in the UK are visiting Edinburgh this year. Highlights include The Wedding Singer, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Cilla, Spamalot, Sunset Boulevard and Cabaret. Looking ahead to 2018, Hairspray, Wicked and The Band have already been confirmed.
Edinburgh is famous for comedy. Comedians from all over the world flock to the city each summer to perform at the Festival Fringe. In addition we have top shows all year round from the likes of Ricky Gervais, Russell Kane, Greg Davies, Lee Nelson, Jon Richardson, John Bishop and Jimmy Carr. Next year we have Russell Brand and Jason Manford lined up.
Edinburgh’s historic concert venues, including the stunning Edinburgh Castle Esplanade and beautiful Usher Hall, attract all the big stars. This year we can look forward to performances from Robbie Williams, Paramore, Little Mix, Emeli Sandé, Wet Wet Wet, Olly Murs, Deacon Blue, Shane Filan and Texas.
There’s no shortage of entertainment for the kids either. In addition to the children’s programmes put together by most of Edinburgh’s festivals, touring shows The Next Step, Funbox and Mister Maker will be stopping by. Over Christmas, family shows Shrek The Musical and Panto Cinderella will provide festive laughs.