Fringe-goers have been facing delays and long waits to buy tickets for Fringe shows. However, fears that the box office fiasco of last year might be repeated have been allayed with the news that the Fringe Office surpassed all previous box office records after its first day of ticket sales to the general public yesterday, selling tickets in excess of £275,000.
Live Music in Edinburgh
The sheer breadth of Fringe Music on offer does take your breath away, and the extensive classical portion should satisfy most tastes.
Handel's "Alexander's Feast" at the Canongate Kirk on 11 August should be really special. You could also try the Bach or Beethoven "for Breakfast" events at the Royal Overseas League - tea/coffee and pastries are even included.
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.
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 Dreamed a Dream, but ultimately ended up coming second to breakdance group Diversity in ITV1`s Britain's Got Talent final earlier tonight.
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.
She had a new coiffure, beaded dress, and a little rouge to the cheeks, but it was the same Susan Boyle.
Paolo Nutini, the shaggy West Coast singer-songwriter performs a free gig as he releases his new album Sunny Side Up.
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.