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Create your own Virgin Money Fireworks Concert!

Download our brand new app and create your own fireworks concert to the tune of the 1812 Overture.

Take your seat for the James Plays

Be part of the people's parliament on the James Plays stage...

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Are you 5 to 12 years old? A budding young artist? Don't miss your chance to win!

A peek into the future...

Fergus Linehan, Director Designate of the Festival shared some early insights into planning Festivals from 2015.

The James Plays

Three new plays about James I, II and III

The Festival City Project

Festival City has been an ongoing collaborative project.

Talks and Workshops at Festival 2013

Sally Hobson is Head of Programme Development for the Edinburgh International Festival.

Jonathan Mills honored with the silver Gloria Artis Medal

Jonathan Mills, our Festival Director has been honored by the Polish Minister of Culture

Passion and obsession

Director Barrie Kosky reveals the inspirations behind his provocative operatic double bi

Michael Gambon and Peter Egan to star in Beckett productions

We’re delighted to announce that Michael Gambon and Peter Egan will be joining us at Fes

Constellation app is now live!

Today on our blog we have a special Festival City post from Tod Machover who ex

Festival launch in Beijing

Concluding the series of blog entries from international launches in Asia, Head of Commu

Festival launch in Taipei

Continuing our series of international launches, Head of Communications Susie Burnet vis

Festival launch in Korea

The Festival's Head of Communications Susie Burnet gives her insights into the latest Fe

Young Musician's Passport offers the chance to see Festival 2013 concerts for free!

Enjoy the world’s greatest musicians in Edinburgh this summer... for FREE!

Fergus Linehan appointed as incoming Festival Director

Today we announce the appointment of Fergus Linehan as the Director Designate of the Edinburgh I