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Here's to 2018!

Make a note of the 2018 International Festival dates and get ready for more memorable moments.

Interview with the 2017 International Festival Photographer Beth Chalmers

From 23 November visitors to The Hub will have an opportunity to see the hidden aspects of the International Festival in the Counterpoint photography exhibition.

Edinburgh Festival Chorus open rehearsal in pictures

On 24 October the Edinburgh Festival Chorus kicked off the 17/18 Season by welcoming 60 guest singers keen to have a first-hand Festival Chorus experience. As the singing filled The Hub we popped in to capture some moments to share with you today.

Seven times we got spooked at the International Festival

Halloween is just around the corner, so let's revisit a few productions at the International Festival that chilled us to the bone. Read on, if you dare…

Behind the scenes at the 2017 International Festival

Go behind the scenes of some of the 2017 International Festival events to see the artists rehearse, find their focus and relax before the curtain goes up.

Take your place on stage with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Join one of the world’s finest choruses at the open rehearsal on 24 October

This was the 2017 International Festival

From Bloom to the fireworks ‘boom’, the month of August flew by so quickly! Let’s revisit some of the 2017 International Festival highlights.

Herald Angel awards for the 2017 International Festival

This year, seven Herald Angel awards went to International Festival artists. Read on to find out who won and join us in congratulating them.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2017 in facts and figures

We've totted up the numbers to show you just how large and spectacular it really is

Second week round up

Two weeks of the International Festival have flown by! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the last week.

First week round up

It’s been almost a week since the 2017 International Festival started, and what a week that was! Let’s revisit some of those incredible events.

14 times the cast of Die Walküre were EXTRA

14 times the cast of Die Walküre were extra and we loved them for it.

Staying safe during your visit

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us, whi

Meet the artists of the New European Songbook

Get to know Matthew Herbert, Conchita Wurst and more artists in the New European Songbook concerts line-up presented as part of Spirit of '47 programme.

Discover Greek’s demonic energy with a side of Cockney drawl

An operatic blow to the stomach; why you should see Turnage's Greek at the International Festival this year.

Weekly playlist #17

This week's playlist is full of your recommendations and favourites from the 70th anniversary International Festival programme.