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Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Fri 5 Aug - Mon 29 Aug 2016

Each August, since 1947, Edinburgh has been transformed into a city of theatre, song and dance, when the Edinburgh International Festival takes place.

The Scottish capital will this year become the cultural centre of the world between the 5-29 August, as a wide variety of performers and exhibitors descend upon the city for the annual Edinburgh International Festival.

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Tuesday (Tuesday 25 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:05 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 27 July 2017)
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Light shower night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 28 July 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
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Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:29 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 29 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:27 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 30 July 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Clear night
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Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:25 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 31 July 2017)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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SSW 9 16 SSW 9 16 SSW 9 17 WSW 11 22 SW 12 25 SW 11 22 SSW 10 18 SSW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:23 Moon phase: First quarter
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5-29 August - Check the Edinburgh weather forecast for the Edinburgh International Festival.

The festival attracts more than 400,000 international and local visitors to Scotland's capital city each year.

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Edinburgh's six main theatres and concert halls come to life with some of the world's top performers in a variety of types of show including:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Opera 
  • Dance

The three week event culminates with a spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert which will be set to music with the historic Edinburgh Castle as its backdrop.  

If you are heading to Edinburgh for this year's festival, check the Edinburgh weather when planning your trip.

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