Uncover the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival boasts an impressive line up as it kick-starts the Summer Festival celebrations in Edinburgh, the Festival City!

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The Jazz and Blues Festival has been running for over 40-years, and now welcomes a crowd over 70,000 strong every July, to soak up the atmosphere and music throughout Edinburgh. Alongside more than 130 different concerts across the city, there are plenty of free open-air events to enjoy!

Mardi Gras is the official launch of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, where four stages take over Grassmarket and an epic, free, open-air party follows for the afternoon. Enjoy traditional and contemporary artists, and get a feel for which tickets to snap up over the rest of the celebrations.

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The Edinburgh Carnival is an event not to miss, as performers from across Scotland and the world wow the crowds. Starting on The Mound, the parade makes its way down Princes Street, before the party turn to the gardens.

Five different event spaces bring the Princes Street Gardens to life, as concerts, dancing, drummers and circus acts perform against the incredible backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

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The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival promises something for everyone, whether it's an electric gig in a Spiegeltent, and intimate Jazz Trio, or a huge open-air parade, don't miss the awesome festivities every July in Edinburgh!

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