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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Be dazzled by the breathtaking pyrotechnics. Be transported by the joyful music. All against the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. 

Kadamati

Akram Khan Company

A large-scale free outdoor dance performance, Kadamati brings together hundreds of local dancers in a grand gesture of unity outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

Created by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions

A spectacular free outdoor event, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams celebrated the start of the 2018 International Festival.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The spectacular summer festival season finale, with live music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Karen Matheson, with a breathtaking fireworks display fired from Edinburgh’s Castle.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

A platform for the flowering of the human spirit

This epic, outdoor, public artwork, brought together spectacular animation, lighting and music on Fri 4 and Sat 5 August 2017 to celebrate the joyful transformation of the city over the past 70 years.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Kristiina Poska conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Join the City of Edinburgh in a celebration of summer festivals, inspirational music and breathtaking fireworks as the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival to a resplendent conclusion.

Songlines

Songlines is a city-wide event taking place on the middle Sunday of the International Festival inviting everyone to take part in a unique celebration of singing. It is inspired by the indigenous Australian ancestral tradition of passing on ancient sacred stories as large song cycles that preserve the living link between land and people.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

This year’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion, now on the last Monday evening. With a celebration of dance music the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza. The breathtaking fireworks display is specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision.

Fanfare

Fanfare aims to capture this spirit of community by inviting everyone in the city to experience the joy of brass band music together.

The Harmonium Project

The Harmonium Project was a free outdoor event on Friday 7 August marking the opening of the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival and the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus. 

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Garry Walker

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh's summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Join the city of Edinburgh in a celebration of summer festivals, inspirational music and breathtaking pyrotechnics as the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the Edinburgh International Festival to a resplendent conclusion.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Garry Walker

2012’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert was a feast of pageantry and patriotism, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and also echoing the International Festival’s Shakespearean offerings.

NVA's Speed of Light

Throughout the International Festival 2012, Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat was the focus for a remarkable fusion of innovative public art and sporting endeavour. 

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event Five Telegrams

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

Leith Theatre Copy 1

Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside