The Edinburgh Summer Sessions Festival concluded earlier this year, running from 6-19 August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

With artists including Tom Jones, Bastille, The Vaccines, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Paloma Faith, Kasabian and Brian Wilson taking the headliner spotlight, organisers DF Concerts have unpacked the numbers that made the first ever Edinburgh Summer Sessions such a success.

 

THE STARS OF THE SHOW 

  • Almost 30,000 fans attended 6 shows across two venues throughout the inaugural Summer Sessions in Edinburgh
  • 5 Brits + 1 American headliner
  • 16 performances across all shows
  • 162 songs performed
  • 1 x golf buggy
  • 1 x seamstress

EVENT LOGISTICS

  • 80 portable toilets + 148,400 ft of toilet paper
  • 50 litres of hand wash
  • 2,592 bottles of water for staff & crew
  • 4,400m of scaffolding
  • 1,100m of gaffe tape
  • 18,000 cable ties
  • 120 pieces of bespoke signage

STAGING 

  • 184 bulbs onstage
  • 1,000m of festoon lighting
  • 300 bungee cords

HOSPITALITY 

  • 160 litres of ketchup
  • 2 giant deck chairs
  • Processo, Gin Bar, Shwarma + Stone baked pizzas

Poll

London is teeming with great music venues - both established favourites and rising stars. For our poll for this week, we want to know: which of the venues below are your personal favourites? You may pick up to three: