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Weekly playlist #08

Get ready for the 2017 International Festival with our new weekly playlist!

Featuring songs from this year's contemporary music artists including a track from The Magnetic Fields50 Song Memoir, an Anoushka Shankar collaboration with Norah Jones, reggae singer-songwriter Ghetto Priest, influential Scottish psychedelic folk group The Incredible String Band, artist and musician Martin Creed, emotive Mercury Prize winners PJ Harvey and Benjamin Clementine, and a song from former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and piano virtuoso Chilly Gonzales' new album Room 29.

On Wednesday 30 May we added a brand new song from Benjamin Clementine called Phantom of Aleppoville; you can learn more about the inspirations behind this new track on our blog.

Edinburgh International Festival receives EFFE Award

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

Stars of stage and screen bring Letters Live to the International Festival

Letters written by Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Yoko Ono and Evelyn Waugh were amongst those brough