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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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Monday (24 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (25 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (26 April 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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72% 73% 72% 72% 54% 46% 48% 59% 76%
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Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (27 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (28 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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SSE 8 13 SSE 9 14 SSE 10 17 SSE 13 24 SSE 16 30 SSE 16 30 SE 16 28 SE 15 26
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85% 86% 84% 73% 66% 66% 71% 80%
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0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (30 April 2017)
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SE 14 24 SE 14 24 SE 14 24 SE 16 29 SE 17 32 SSE 15 29 SSE 14 26 S 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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84% 85% 85% 75% 69% 70% 74% 76%
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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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.