Suede and Manic Street Preachers Edinburgh Castle confirmed stage times: Set times, setlists, restrictions, tickets

Suede's Brett Anderson and Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers.Suede's Brett Anderson and Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers.
Suede's Brett Anderson and Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers. | Canva/Getty Images
A double-headliner concert is set to rock Edinburgh Castle this month.

Iconic British bands Manic Street Preachers and Suede are about to arrive in Scotland for a huge co-headline tour. 

Manic Street Preachers are one of the most influential and iconic rock bands to have come out of Wales. They have gone on to release 14 studio albums and have headlined countless festivals including GlastonburyT in the Park, V Festival and Reading & Leeds. They have won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards and were also nominated for the Mercury Prize and the MTV Europe Music Awards.  

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Meanwhile, Suede’s recently released their ninth studio album 'Autofiction' to acclaim, and sold-out a huge UK headline tour earlier this year. This year also saw the release of Suede30 - a timely reminder of how the band’s debut album had such a powerful and transformative effect on British music from the outset. Suede’s eponymous debut shot to number one in the UK Album Charts upon its release selling over 100,000 copies in its first week, winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK at that time.

Last year saw the two bands co-headline a US tour and now they have brought the double-header to the UK - and there’s good news for Scottish fans, with an upcoming stop in Edinburgh.

Here's everything you need to know.

When are the two bands playing Edinburgh?

Suede and the Manic Street Preachers will play Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday, July 10.

Who will play first?

For the Edinburgh leg of the tour Suede will play first, followed by the Manic Street Preachers. The band’s are taking turns when it comes to the headline slot.

What are the expected stage times?

The venue have now confirmed the stage times. Gates open at 6.45pm with Suede playing from 7.25pm and the Manic Street Preachers from 9.15pm. The gig is expected to end by 10.30pm.

Can I still buy tickets?

If you’ve decided at the last minute that you would like to go then you might have to pay a bit extra. All face value tickets sold out months ago, although there are a few official resale tickets currently available here.

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Are there age restictions in place?

In the standing areas it’s over 14s only and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. In the seated area all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. The gig is not suitable for infants or small children.

Where else are they playing?

Other than Edinburgh, the two bands will be playing the following dates on the tour:

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Friday, June 28: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Tuesday, July 2: Dublin Trinity College

Friday, July 5: Cardiff Castle

Friday, July 12: Manchester Castlefield Bowl

Saturday, July 13: Leeds Millenium Square

Thursday, July 18: London Alexandra Palace Park

What's the likely Suede setlist?

Suede have been playing slightly different setlists each night on the UK and Ireland leg of their gigs with the Manic Street Preachers. Having said that, expect to hear the majority of these songs in Edinburgh, taken from their recent gig at the Eden Project.

  1. Turn Off Your Brain and Yell
  2. Trash
  3. Animal Nitrate
  4. The Drowners
  5. It Starts and Ends With You
  6. Pantomime Horse
  7. To the Birds
  8. Filmstar
  9. Antidepressants
  10. Sometimes I Feel I'll Float Away
  11. She Still Leads Me On
  12. Shadow Self
  13. Personality DisorderP
  14. The 2 of Us
  15. So Young
  16. Metal Mickey
  17. Beautiful Ones

What is the likely Manic Street Preachers setlist?

The Manic Street Preachers have also been playing slightly different setlists each night on the UK and Ireland leg of their gigs with Suede. Having said that, expect to hear the majority of these songs in Edinburgh, taken from their recent gig at the Eden Project.

  1. Motorcycle Emptiness
  2. From Despair to Where
  3. Everything Must Go
  4. Suicide Is Painless (Theme From MASH)
  5. You Stole the Sun From My Heart
  6. To Repel Ghosts
  7. This Is Yesterday
  8. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
  9. Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
  10. A Design for Life
  11. La tristesse durera (Scream to a Sigh)
  12. Walk Me To The Bridge
  13. Tsunami
  14. Orwellian
  15. You Love Us
  16. No Surface All Feeling
  17. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

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