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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Efterklang

Returning from a six-year hiatus the Danish indie rock group make their International Festival debut at Leith Theatre

23 August 2019

Jarvis Cocker presents JARV IS...

The iconic frontman returns to the International Festival with his new project JARV IS...

22 August 2019

Sharon Van Etten

Emotionally raw harmonic melodies abound as the American songwriter comes to Leith Theatre.

21 August 2019

This Is The Kit

An exceptional songwriter and gifted storyteller, This Is The Kit is the much-beloved musical project of Kate Stables.

13 August 2019

Villagers

Intricate songcraft, virtuoso fingerpicking and ear-catching melodic electronica combine in Villagers' astonishing music. 

15 August 2019

Kate Tempest

The poet, rapper, novelist and playwright makes her International Festival debut. 

9 August 2019

Anna Calvi

Expect thundering guitars, dramatic dreamscapes and operatic vocals in Anna Calvi’s return to the International Festival.

11 August 2019

Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

featuring Aymeric Westrich

The legendary singer, composer, oud player and folk hero Marcel Khalife makes his Scottish debut at the Edinburgh International Festival.

11 August 2019

Teenage Fanclub

The legendary Scottish alternative rock band play songs from their three-decade career.

16 August 2019

Neneh Cherry

The Swedish singer, rapper and audacious 80s icon makes her International Festival debut.

10 August 2019

Amadou & Mariam + Blind Boys of Alabama

From Bamako to Birmingham

Mali and the American South come together in this compelling collaboration between two of today’s greatest world music groups.

7 August 2019

Shooglenifty: East West

The Scottish Celtic fusion band bring a host of their international collaborators for a very special International Festival gig.

9 August 2019

CANCELLED: Connan Mockasin

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen scheduling issues.

20 August 2019

Lau-Land Big Tune Machine

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

18 August 2018

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.

11 August 2018

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.

24 August 2018

Alan Cumming presents Club Cumming

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

25 August 2018

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.

14 August 2018

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.

12 August 2018

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.

13 August 2018

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