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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Edinburgh International Culture Summit

The world's Culture Ministers will gather in the Scottish Parliament to debate the importance of culture, with a range of international speakers discussing the subject.

Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: The Semi-finals

18 of the most exciting young performers from across Europe compete for one of the world’s most prized titles: Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Power, Gender and The Arts

An afternoon of debate, discussion and performance exploring the history and the reality of power in the arts.

International Festival Encounters

A unique opportunity for ambitious producers, programmers, creative artists and performers to immerse yourself in 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. 

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event Five Telegrams

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

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Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside