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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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Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to make the Edinburgh International Festival debut

Former BBC Young Musician winner will perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as a soloist this August.

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Get to know... youth orchestras and ensembles

In the Year of Young People, we celebrate these incredibly talented young musicians and introduce you to some of the players performing at the International Festival this year.​

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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 #08

Sample Pierre-Laurent Aimard's world-renowned flair for interpreting composer greats in our newest playlist.

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Folk tales and myths in the programme

A closer look at how some performances in the International Festival programme are rejuvenating old folklore and legends.

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Everything is illuminated

The International Festival is to take over the Leith Theatre in August with some of the most influential Scottish musicians of the last few decades in tow.

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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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Welcome to the Edinburgh International Festival Media Office.

Here you have access to materials to support coverage of the International Festival.

For any queries, interview and review requests, please contact us on +44 (0)131 473 2020 or press@eif.co.uk