Treats lie in store for EIF-goers this year from Shakespeare's Coriolanus backed by Chinese heavy metal bands to a production of Hamlet that interacts with Richard Burton's 1964 Broadway version; f
The programme for the Edinburgh International Festival was announced today. Here's the EIF's video preview of what's coming up in August.
Virgin Money will continue as headline sponsor of the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, for the n
The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), a high-brow assembly of some of the world's best music, opera, theatre, and dance companies, 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.
The crowd is already thick on Princes Street for the Hogmanay Street Party which officially gets underway at 9pm tonight with the first of the on
Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers announced today that the Midnight Moment Fireworks, the climax of the three-day winter festival, will be set to music for the
For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and organisations 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, including the rousing mass pipes and drums.