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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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2018 Playlist #11

Meet the astounding singers in our classical music programme whose voices will fill Edinburgh's theatres this August.

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition 2018

We're looking for budding artists aged 5-12 years old to design a poster for this year's Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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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.