Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) 2001 12
The "official" festival around which the other Edinburgh festivals
have developed. Launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe
after the Second World War, its focus is on top acts from opera, classical,
and drama worlds. The web site carries a searchable program and background
information on the EIF. Tickets are now on sale - some shows (like the
fireworks concert) sell out quickly. Secure booking is available through
Address The Hub, Castlehill,
Edinburgh EH2 2NE. Phone + 44 (0) 131 473 2001, fax + 44 (0)131 473-2002.
Edinburgh Book Festival 200111-27 August
The program will be published on the site in June. Address
Scottish Book Centre, 137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1BG, United
Phone 44 (0)131 228 5444, fax 44 (0)131 228 4333.
International Jazz & Blues Festival 27July-5
but intimate festival that has been running now for some years. Emphasis
as in the past on trad jazz.
Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 1QS.
Phone + 44 (0)131 557 1642.