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A teaser for Festival 2016

Cecilia Bartoli in Norma announced for Festival 2016

Edinburgh International Festival Conversations line-up announced

Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce an exciting and high profile array of

Lanark cast announced

The Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival announce the cast and full creative team for the world premiere of Lanark.

Richard Reed Parry and Bryce Dessner join the Festival line-up

Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National) will be performing alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Wave Movements.

A Fanfare for the Festival city

Today we launched Fanfare, a free community event that will tap into one of the most enduring symbols of Scotland – the beloved brass band.

Festival Soundbites returns for 2015

Festival Soundbites: Discover the music & stories behind the concerts at Edinburgh International Festival

H.M.S. Pinafore: Tim Brooke-Taylor announced as narrator

Tim Brooke-Taylor announced as narrator for H.M.S. Pinafore at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition winners announced

Connor Taylor, aged 8 from Newbridge, Josh McKay, aged 9 from

59 Productions win at the 2015 Tony Awards

59 Productions celebrate win at the Tony Awards.

Festival Portraits video series launches

New video portraits explore the artist's experience from 5 Festival artists.

Are you 5 to 12 years old? Are you a budding artist?

Win the chance to see your design on posters for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

First Ambassador for International Festival’s Young Musicians

Percussionist Colin Currie announced as First Ambassador for the Young Musicians Passport.

Festival 2015 is launched

Today Fergus Linehan, unveiled the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival  his first prog

Festival 2015 Concerts and Recitals Announced

Today Festival Director, Fergus Line