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Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom details announced

The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom will see St Andrew Square transformed into a magical night garden through light and sound installations and large-scale projection as part of the opening weekend of the 2017 International Festival on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 August.

Weekly playlist #12

Get to know a few of the 50 numbers from the 50 Song Memoir by The Magnetic Fields in our new playlist, ahead of Stephin Merritt's two International Festival concerts.

One of Scotland’s best loved folk singers announced for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish traditional music star Karen Matheson joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on stage at the iconic closing event of the International Festival

Winners announced for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Three talented young artists have won the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition, supported by Forth One, with their outstanding designs.

Weekly playlist #11

This week, we're celebrating the launch of Spirit of '47 programme co-curated with British Council

Full Programme for Spirit of ‘47 Announced

The International Festival and British Council announce full details for Spirit of ’47, a co-curated programme celebrating international cultural collaboration.

Weekly playlist #10

Listen to The Incredible String Band's catalogue ahead of the concert celebrating the band's music this August.

Schubert at the 2017 International Festival

Get to know the 2017 International Festival classical music programme and discover the works of Schubert featured throughout.

Weekly playlist #09

Featuring a selection of just some of the stunning classical singers performing at this year's International Festival

Photograph the Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival and The Morton Charitable Trust are inviting emerging photographers to apply for the position of International Festival Photographer 2017

Benjamin Clementine releases "Phantom of Aleppoville"

Read on to learn about the inspirations behind the new song

Art of Listening is back from Australia

Read about our trip to Victoria in Australia to present Art of Listening workshops.

Weekly playlist #08

This week's playlist features all of the 2017 International Festival's contemporary music artists, listen now!

International Festival Portraits | Zinnie Harris

Zinnie Harris talks about writing and forming stories, and why that has always been a part of being human.

International Festival Portraits | Martin Creed

Martin Creed talks about trying to be true and make other people’s lives better.

International Festival Portraits | Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida talks about living for music and the unpredictability of performing on stage.

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