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Edinburgh International Festival


EIF 2017 Dance Preview

Rain performend by Rosas - choreographer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

EG dance editor Vivian Devlin previews the Edinburgh International Festival programme.

EIF 2017 Classical Music Preview

The Opening Concert at the Usher Hall on Saturday 5th August begins with Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, just as it did at the first concert of the 1947 International Festival.

EIF 2017 Opera Preview

 Turin’s Teatro Regio Tornio

Festival Director Fergus Linehan has given us nine operas this year, more than usual. He has told us of the central role opera took in the early days of the Festival.

EIF 2017 Theatre Programme Looks to its Roots for 70th Anniversary

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When the 2017 programme marking the event’s 70th anniversary was unveiled by Director Fergus Linehan on 15th March, the audience at the Assembly Hall on the Mound was reminded of its founding principl

Seventieth Edinburgh Festival Starts With a Bloom, Ends with a Bang

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The Edinburgh International Festival will mark its 70th year by remembering the spirit of 1947 when the first Edinburgh Festival was introduced aga

Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks (Dave Stewart)

The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual 45-minute Festival Fireworks Concert.

Edinburgh International Festival

Macbeth - Teatro Regio Torino

The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) marks its 70th anniversary in 2017. A high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, the festival was launched in 1947 as a stage for peace and unity in Europe after the Second World War. It was out of the Festival that the now massive Edinburgh Fringe sprung and grew in subsequent years.

Bloom: Edinburgh International Festival Opening Event

Standard Life Opening Event - Bloom

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.

Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Has Record Year For Ticket Sales

Fergus Linehan

The Edinburgh International Festival has raked in £4.2 million in income from ticket sales for the first time since it was launched in 1947.

EIF 2016: Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise

The band Mogwai

As the Edinburgh International Festival tackles the “thundering hooves” of rival UK festivals (notably Manchester) each year it strikes out to be m