Music fans heading back from gigs in the Big Top at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre over the next couple of weeks can be sure of a ride back to the city centre, thanks to the city’s trams.

Fatboy Slim, 50 Cent and Richard Ashcroft are among the headline acts in June, and Edinburgh Trams is planning to run additional late-night services on evenings when they take to the stage.

The fun kicks off this Saturday (June 11) when indie favourites James will entertain thousands of fans under the canvas of the Big Top, followed by legendary ska band Madness on Sunday (June 12).

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams' Managing Director, commented:

With an exciting line-up of fantastic acts to suit all musical tastes, this series of concerts looks set to prove a huge hit.

Clearly, roads around the venue will be very busy, and we want to provide a convenient alternative to travelling by car by running later trams following the final encores. These will run between the nearby Ingliston Park & Ride stop and all stops to the city centre until around 11.45pm.

We are delighted to be able to play an integral part in delivering an integrated transport plan that will help get people to and from these major events with the minimum of fuss.

The Big Top entrance is about 25 minutes away from the tram stop and, as well as avoiding the risk of getting stuck in traffic - and the hassle of finding a parking space - anyone travelling by tram can also benefit from some value-for-money ticket offers.

By pre-purchasing a ‘Family Day Tripper’ ticket here, one or two adults, plus up to three children, can enjoy a day of unlimited tram travel between the city centre and Ingliston Park & Ride for just £7.50. Adult return tickets, priced at £3.40, are also available from tram stop ticket machines.

The series of concerts under the Big Top runs until Saturday, June 25 with a performance by Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, and further information about the events at the Royal Highland Centre can be found here.