‘Knight at the Castle’ after-hours event programme unveiled

Edinburgh Castle’s upcoming ‘Knight at the Castle’ neon extravaganza promises to be jam-packed with young rising talent – with the final line-up of musicians, performances and activities announced today.

Final tickets are on sale for the exclusive 18-and-over, live music and entertainment event at Edinburgh Castle on Friday 5th October 2018 from 7-10pm.

Knight at the Castle has been co-designed by young people and is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP 2018) event fund and managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. It’s the first event of its kind at Edinburgh Castle – organised and run by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) – and aims to engage a new audience with their national heritage in a creative way.

2018 is Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People, celebrating young people’s talents, contributions and creating new opportunities across Scotland for them to shine. The Year of Young People 2018 is a programme of events and activities that will give them the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.

Opening the event from 6.45pm, Glasgow-based band ‘West Princes’ will usher the crowd into the castle from the esplanade with their indie-rock tunes. Guests can then enjoy a raft of performances in the various castle locations throughout the night.

  • Edinburgh International Magic Festival’s Adam Black and Elliot Bibby
  • DJs from the ‘HYBRiD’ collective, residents at Edinburgh’s FLY Club
  • Electro and 80s pop from Glasgow’s Subcity Radio DJ, Amy Krawczyk

Don’t miss a special performance in the Great Hall at 8pm by young, Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Sophie Penman, who won The List’s competition to give a young Scottish act the chance to perform a paid set at the event. At 10pm, event headliner and Dundee’s own ‘Be Charlotte’ will end the night’s festivities back on the esplanade with her unique pop tunes.

The iconic castle will be ablaze with colour, with five neon-themed light zones featuring a unique menu of themed activities for guests to experience, including: neon face painting and crafts, a neon crossbow range, glow science, mini-magic festival and an escape room challenge. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the castle’s historic exhibits and buildings and enjoy the stunning panoramic views after-hours.

Food and beverage options for purchase on the night will include delicious pizza slices, ‘posh’ dogs, dessert pots, a ‘pimp my prosecco’ menu, craft beer and a converted ‘horsebox’ bar with bespoke neon-inspired cocktails.

Grab a hold of your tickets before they are sold out! Head over to www.edinburghcastle.scot/knight for the limited amount of tickets available.