THE Proclaimers have announced plans to stage one of their biggest ever live concerts in Leith next summer. 

Part of a 15-month world tour, a 6000-capacity circus tent is set to be erected on Leith Links for the concert on June 17. 

The gig is also believed to be the first major live concert the twins will perform at their birthplace, which they celebrate in one of their most famous songs, Sunshine on Leith. 

It comes after The Proclaimers confirmed two other outdoor gigs for next summer, at Kelso Showground on June 10 and Queen’s Park in Glasgow on June 24. 

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Tickets for the shows will go on sale on Friday and have been confirmed ahead of a series of sold-out concerts by the brothers across Scotland. 

The Proclaimers, who celebrated their sixtieth birthday earlier this year, returned from a Covid-enforced break with a new album, Dentures Out, in September. 

Craig and Charlie Reid said: “We are looking forward to playing the tented shows next summer. 

“These shows always have a great atmosphere and will be extra special because of the fantastic support acts. 

“We’re honoured to be playing Leith Links for the first time and hope fans and locals will enjoy the occasion.”