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Richard Reed Parry and Bryce Dessner join the Festival line-up

Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National) will be performing alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Wave Movements.

A Fanfare for the Festival city

Today we launched Fanfare, a free community event that will tap into one of the most enduring symbols of Scotland – the beloved brass band.

Festival Soundbites returns for 2015

Festival Soundbites: Discover the music & stories behind the concerts at Edinburgh International Festival

H.M.S. Pinafore: Tim Brooke-Taylor announced as narrator

Tim Brooke-Taylor announced as narrator for H.M.S. Pinafore at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition winners announced

Connor Taylor, aged 8 from Newbridge, Josh McKay, aged 9 from

59 Productions win at the 2015 Tony Awards

59 Productions celebrate win at the Tony Awards.

Festival Portraits video series launches

New video portraits explore the artist's experience from 5 Festival artists.

Are you 5 to 12 years old? Are you a budding artist?

Win the chance to see your design on posters for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

First Ambassador for International Festival’s Young Musicians

Percussionist Colin Currie announced as First Ambassador for the Young Musicians Passport.

Festival 2015 is launched

Today Fergus Linehan, unveiled the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival  his first prog

Festival 2015 Concerts and Recitals Announced

Today Festival Director, Fergus Line

An update on Concerts and Recitals booking

A letter from Fergus Linehan

Behind the scenes - Festival Photographer exhibition opens

Tomorrow (Tuesday 2 December) sees the opening of Behind the Scenes, an exhibition of p

Key dates for 2015

Festival 2015 is on sale now.

Final Festival Finale

The 2014 Edinburgh International Festival came to a close with the Virgin Money Fireworks Con