The flagship Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) marks its 72nd anniversary in 2019. 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.
The Festival opens with a spectacular crowd-pleaser. In 2019, it will be a free concert with the LA Phil playing music from the Golden Age of Hollywood at Tynecastle Stadium.
Each year the festival climaxes in time-honoured fashion with the Festival Fireworks Concert, in 2019 on Monday 26th August.
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Considering the high quality of EIF productions you can often find reasonable prices for tickets at the festival.
EIF ticket deals include 50% off for under-18s on selected performances as soon as tickets go on sale. From early July, there are 30% off deals for concession card holders, and if you are under 26 years old pay £8 on the day for selected performances.
- Public tickets are on sale through post, phone, and online via The Hub.