+ Special Guests
SATURDAY 22ND JULY 2017
All reserved Seating
Times (stage times are approximate)
Doors open: 6.45pm
Special guest Gary Clark on stage: 7.30-8.00pm
Deacon Blue on stage: 8.30pm
Concert ends: by 10.30pm
Enhanced Security Due to recent events, there will be heightened security for the concert. Please do not bring anything larger than a small handbag. No backpacks, rucksacks, suitcases, large bags or large handbags will be admitted into the arena. There is no left luggage or cloakroom facility. You may be searched.
Please arrive at the venue in plenty time. The enhanced security may mean that it takes longer to check all tickets and any bags. The queue will be directed down the pavement on Johnson terrace.
Please keep your ticket with you at all times. Your ticket is for a specific block, row and seat number.
Edinburgh Castle is a non-smoking venue. This includes electronic cigarettes.
Alcohol and bottled drinks over 500ml are not permitted into the arena. No glass permitted.
Professional cameras and recording equipment are not permitted and should not be brought to the concert.
Under 14’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18+.
Edinburgh Castle Esplanade is an outdoor venue, so please come appropriately dressed in warm and waterproof clothing (as required) and wear sturdy footwear to negotiate the cobbled entrance and tiered seating. Please do not bring umbrellas. The concerts will go ahead in the event of inclement weather (except in extreme weather when it is deemed unsafe to do so).
There are two small outlets beneath the north and south stands that serve tea, coffee, soft drinks and small snacks. The castle esplanade is not licensed for the sale of alcohol – there are no bar facilities available.
Deacon Blue Merchandise
Official Deacon Blue merchandise will be on sale within the venue. Please do not buy from unofficial vendors on the streets approaching the Castle.
Accessible Ticket Seating
Access to the venue is via Castlehill - a steep, cobbled street, which is the only access route into the venue. Those with disabled tickets will, in the majority of cases, not have to join the main queuing system - please present your tickets at the first ticket check located beside The Hub (The Lawnmarket/the bottom of Castlehill) for priority entry no later than 6.30pm.
Should any wheelchair viewing area ticket holders or ticket holders with mobility difficulties wish to be dropped off in a vehicle at the entrance to the venue, please ensure this vehicle arrives at The Hub (The Lawnmarket/the bottom of Castlehill) by
6.15pm latest. Cars must have left Castlehill by 6.30pm latest. After this time, vehicles will not be granted access to drop off, so please ensure you come in plenty of time.
Please also ensure you have your tickets ready to present to staff at barriers and cooperate with stewards, who are there to assist you. Please approach the venue via The Lawnmarket (from George 1V Bridge/The Mound) and not from via Johnston Terrace, in order to gain this vehicle access.
The designated wheelchair viewing areas are located at the base of blocks 2, 3, 4 & 5 and 12,13,14 & 15.
Seating in blocks 31, 32, 33 and 34 on the esplanade itself and the front row of some of tiered seating blocks (blocks 12, 13, 14 and 15) offers a more accessible solution for those patrons with walking difficulties as there are no stairs to negotiate. Seating high in the grandstands is not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo, breathing difficulties or heart complaints.
There are accessible toilet facilities available on the Esplanade.
Please note, there is no parking at Edinburgh Castle. There is a limited amount of parking for blue badge holders just off the Royal Mile at St Giles Street, EH1 1PT (first come, first served basis and at the discretion of the City of Edinburgh Council). The nearest NCP Car Park is located on Castle Terrace, EH1 2EW (please be advised there is a 10 minute uphill walk from this point to the entrance of the concert arena). Visit www.ncp.co.uk for more information on nearby car parks. Alternatively, there are pay and display parking bays located in the City Centre.
How to get there
If you can, walking or taking public transport to our venue is the best option. Parking is very limited and travelling time can take longer in the summer months. But if you are a bit further away, here is some useful information…
By bus - Edinburgh is well serviced by a network of local buses – see www.lothianbuses.co.uk and www.firstgroup.com/ukbus for routes, times and fares. The Airlink 100 bus service runs regularly from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh city centre. Visit www.flybybus.com for timetables and fare information. By rail - Located at the east end of Princes Street, Waverley Station is the main railway station in Edinburgh, and approximately a 10-15 minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. Waverley Station is serviced by most major rail transport providers. By car - If you’re driving to Edinburgh and have some spare seats, why not find some travel companions at www.nationalcarshare.co.uk or by visiting www.gocarshare.com. For local parking and Park &