City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


David Byrne Rides Into Town For The Edge

David Byrne

David Byrne, the Stranglers, and The Streets, are among acts appearing at this year's The Edge Festival, the contemporary music festival within the Fringe Festival. Formerly known as T on the Fringe, the music fest marks its tenth anniversary this year.

Edinburgh Fringe 2009 Is Biggest Yet

Fringe 2009: A Girl and Her Eggs

The 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which launched earlier today at the EICC, will be the biggest yet with 2098 shows in 265 venues over the course of 24 days in August.

The cover of this year's Fringe programme is a glowing, purple egg. For Kath Mainland, who took the reins as Chief Executive of the Fringe Society only three weeks ago, "the egg symbolises anticipation of the Fringe... you use your imagination to see what's inside."


Edinburgh's Grassmarket marks the recent redevelopment of the historic area with this monthly market type festival and market.

Susan Boyle Comes Second in BGT Final

Susan Boyle Dreamed a Dream, but ultimately ended up coming second to breakdance group Diversity in ITV1`s Britain's Got Talent final earlier tonight.

Theatre Review: Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia - Jack Roth (Jimmy - Lunatic)

This octane fuelled musical extravaganza for fans of ‘The Who' roared into the Festival Theatre for a short run until Saturday. Driving up the North Bridge pursued, flanked and then over taken by a veritable platoon of Lambrettas and other scooters by parka wearing enthusiasts placed ‘Quadrophenia' in its historical context.

Susan Boyle Through To Finals of BGT

She had a new coiffure, beaded dress, and a little rouge to the cheeks, but it was the same Susan Boyle.

Free gig: Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini, the shaggy West Coast singer-songwriter performs a free gig as he releases his new album Sunny Side Up.

The Cult - "Love" Live World Tour

The Cult has announced the launch of The Cult - "Love" Live Tour on May 18 - with confirmed dates in the U.S, Canada, and Europe.

The "LOVE" album is viewed by many fans as The Cult's pre-eminent release. From the immediately recognizable opening notes of "She Sells Sanctuary", through Billy Duffy's psychedelic guitar strains on "Phoenix", to the resolve of Ian Astbury's haunting baritone on "Brother Wolf, Sister Moon", the Cult created an album that maneuvers as a tour de force.

Meadows Festival Gets Go-Ahead

The Meadows

The 2009 Meadows Festival is set to go ahead on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June. The City of Edinburgh Council has now granted permission for south Edinburgh's community festival to be held on the Meadows.

West Side Story, EFT, May 2009, Review

This production of West Side Story - hailed by The Guardian as "the greatest dance musical of all time" - celebrates the show's 50th anniversary.