City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Fireworks


EIF 2017, Fireworks Concert, Review

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Clearly, this is the world's biggest and most spectacular annual fireworks concert, and an explosive evening of entertainment awaited us.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Torchlight Procession

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Torchlight Procession

As in previous years, the 2017 Torchlight Procession opens the annual Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations with around 8,000 torchbearers creating a "river of fire" down the Royal Mile. The previous year saw around 30,000 people come out for the event.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

The Street Party (tickets, review) is perhaps the best-known event in the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival. The New Year street party is a ticketed event that in 2017-2018 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

Underbelly Introduce New Elements to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival 2017/2018

Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, directors of Underbelly, unveil the Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2018 programme

On one of the sunniest, hottest day of the summer so far in Edinburgh, it seemed slightly incongruous to attend the media launch today at Mansfield Traquair for Ed

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 Military Tattoo 2017

Tattoo 2011: Scotland the Brave

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.

Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks

Edinburgh Castle Fireworks

As Edinburgh's Hogmanay builds to the midnight bells "countdown firework" displays take place at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm on New Year's Eve, with a cli