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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

King Creosote

With special guests

King Creosote returns to the International Festival as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre. 

Django Django

With C Duncan & Free Love

Genre-blurring band Django Django are joined by C Duncan and Free Love (formerly known as Happy Meals) for an evening of heavy hitting pop acts at Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook

With special guests

Karine Polwart performs a soundtrack of seminal Scottish pop songs live as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

Anna Meredith & Southbank Sinfonia

Performing 'Varmints'

A specially expanded version of Varmints, the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year, as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

Martyn Bennett's 'Bothy Culture'

Performed by The Grit Orchestra & Greg Lawson

A unique performance of an epic orchestration of Martyn Bennett’s second album, Bothy Culture. Part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside. 

Neu! Reekie! #2

With The Vaselines, The Pastels & Linton Kwesi Johnson

A special evening at the International Festival from Neu! Reekie! as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

Boards of Canada’s ‘Hi Scores’

Performed by stargaze

André de Ridder conducts s t a r g a z e for a re-imagining of Hi Scores by Boards of Canada as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

Lau-Land

Presents Joan As Police Woman, Lau, James Holden & The Animal Spirits, Nadah El Shazly & more...

A special International Festival Lau-Land by Scottish band Lau, featuring Joan As Police Woman, as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

Mogwai

Scotland's own Mogwai return to the International Festival for two special concerts as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

Le Vent du Nord & Julie Fowlis

Presented by Celtic Connections

An evening with Celtic Connections, part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

Neu! Reekie! #1

With Michael Rother (Neu!), Fire Engines & Lydia Lunch

A special evening at the International Festival from Neu! Reekie! as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

Hidden Door present The Jesus and Mary Chain

With Honeyblood & Spinning Coin

A special evening at the International Festival from Hidden Door as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

Alan Cumming presents Club Cumming

Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with his Club Cumming hedonistic extravaganza.

Since Yesterday

The Unsung Women Pioneers of Scottish Pop

A live event celebrating the music of woman-fronted Scottish bands and the new generation of musicians who are challenging the gender balance.

SOPHIE, Lanark Artefax, Spencer & Sofay

Presented by Numbers

An evening of exciting names in dance music, with live performance and DJ sets as part of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside at Leith Theatre.

John Grant

The singer-songwriter brings his captivating music to a very special International Festival concert.

St. Vincent

I Am a Lot Like You!

The Grammy Award-winning musician brings her transgressive pop on a rare visit to Scotland as part of her I Am a Lot Like You! tour.

Lau-Land Big Tune Machine

An afternoon event celebrating the folk music and the social community that surrounds it

Anoushka Shankar

Opening performance by Faiz Ali Faiz

The queen of the sitar shared an evening of her deeply expressive music – which draws on India’s centuries-old culture, while creating something dynamic and refreshingly new.=.

Benjamin Clementine

2015 Mercury Prize winner

One of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation delivers deeply personal songs of shattering power and searing emotional honesty.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert