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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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Appointment of the new Chorus Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Aidan Oliver will take up his new position of Chorus Director in Autumn 2018.

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International celebration of dance

Why not give dance a go this August? To help you find shows you may like, we’ve lined up some video teasers and photos below.

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2018 Playlist #06

Get to know the broad range of music in our dance and theatre programmes, from classical piano and haunting strings to cosmic pop and moody electronica.

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Katie Mitchell on La Maladie de la mort

Katie Mitchell talks about the creative process behind this radical reworking of Marguerite Duras's 1982 psychological thriller.

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The International Festival 2018 reading list

Dive more into the performances in this year's programme with these great reads that inspired some of their creators.

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What is The Barber of Seville all about?

Get to know more about Rossini's comedic opera, its use in pop culture, and of course the production that comes to the International Festival in August.