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Lau-Land at the International Festival

​A taste of what to expect at a special International Festival Lau-Land curated by Scottish band Lau.

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Quiz: How well do you know the 2018 International Festival programme?

Are you ready to test your trivia knowledge?

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2018 Playlist #10

Join the buzz in Leith with this new playlist celebrating the music appearing at Hidden Door, one of our collaborators for Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

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Lit out loud - spoken word in the programme

It takes more than one language to put on the International Festival, and more than one way of speaking it. Get to know the performance poetry that has inspired parts of the programme this August.

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2018 Playlist #09

Get to know the musical versatility and emotional depth of John Grant's songwriting in our new playlist.

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2018 Playlist #07

Sample the broad spectrum of Scotland's contemporary music scene and its impact on the global stage with our new Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside playlist.

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Full Programme for Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside announced

Explore this unique season celebrating the creativity, originality and international impact of Scottish popular music.

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​Shining a light on a new partnership with Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Edinburgh Gin will be the festival’s first Official Gin.

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2018 Playlist #05

On 21 April hundreds of record stores all over the UK will come together to mark Record Store Day, and there are some great releases to look out for from our 2018 performers - as well as a back catalogue of LPs from the years before.

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2018 Playlist #04

Immerse yourself in St. Vincent's dance-ready pop hooks and experimental lyricism.

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2018 Playlist #02

As part of our 2018 Usher Hall season we are delighted to welcome an extraordinary collection of hugely talented young musicians from all over the world.

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2018 Playlist #01

Our weekly playlist is back! Press play to get a taste of what to expect in concert halls this August.