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Bloom: Edinburgh International Festival Opening Event

By edg - Posted on 15 March 2017

Standard Life Opening Event - Bloom
Event details
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:30pm

The Standard Life Opening Event marks the start of the 70th Edinburgh International Festival with an epic, light and sound show, projected on city buildings.

The details and times will be announced on 26 June, however we do know that the show will reflect on the festival's impact across the world as it marks it 70th anniversary.

The show takes its inspiration from the words of Sir John Falconer – Lord Provost of Edinburgh and the International Festival’s first Chair – at the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival in 1947, that the Edinburgh Festival should ‘provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’.

Bloom is produced by 59 Productions who also produced the opening events Deep Time in 2016 and the Harmonium Project in 2015. Bloom is produced in partnership with The University of Edinburgh.

Bloom brings together light and sound installations, large-scale illuminations and 3D-mapped projections onto Edinburgh’s iconic buildings.


The show is free, but ticketed.