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Edinburgh International Festival

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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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Sunday (22 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:25 Sunset: 16:24 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (23 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 16:26 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (24 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:22 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (25 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (26 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:19 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (27 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:17 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: New
Saturday (28 January 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: New
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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.

Back to the events calendar.