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Weekly playlist #01

Discover some of the artists performing at the 2017 International Festival: remarkable string ensemble Gringolts Quartet, German baritone Benjamin Appl, Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales in their new collaboration Room 29, charismatic oboist François Leleux, and queen of sitar Anoushka Shankar.

Photo: Anoushka Shankar © Jamie-James Medina | DG

Edinburgh International Festival Director’s Contract Extended

The Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Fergus Linehan, Festival Director, is to extend his contract and stay in post until Festival 2022.

Edinburgh International Festival receives 2017 Fair Saturday Award

The award was presented at the opening gala of Fair Saturday 2017 which took place at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on Monday 30 October.

Edinburgh International Festival receives EFFE Award

The special award recognises the International Festival’s continued reinvention and inspiration to the arts and festivals world