Formed in the shadow of a worldwide cataclysm, our first festivals sought to use culture as a healing balm to bring peoples and nations together in celebration of our common humanity and help ‘the flowering of the human spirit’. Below you'll find all the latest news from across our festivals, plus articles and features to help you get more out of our world leading festival city.
Science Festival 2021 Connects Us
With a festival theme of One World: Science Connects Us, let’s check out some of the highlights of the 2021 Edinburgh Science Festival
Art Festival Announces Summer Plans
The 17th edition of the Edinburgh Art Festival will bring together over 35 exhibitions and new commissions in spaces across the city
What's Coming Up at the Jazz & Blues Festival?
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is back for 2021 with an exciting programme showcasing the amazing music coming out of Scotland!
Book Festival hosts Booker Conversations
Our Book Festival has in recent weeks hosted a series of online conversations with those on the 2021 International Booker Prize shortlist
Film Festival Announces Dates
A ‘new look’ innovative EIFF set to deliver in person events, with indoor & outdoor cinema experiences, alongside online festival screenings
Science Festival Launches 2021 Programme
The Festival is moving to summer for the first time ever in response to our changing world, with a range of digital and real world events.
What's On at the Children's Festival
2 years after celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Festival finally reopens its doors with a programme of online & outdoor theatre & dance
Tattoo cancels its 2021 Show
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has taken the difficult decision to cancel its 2021 Show.
Children’s Festival launches its 2021 hybrid programme
Following months of planning (and re-planning), the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival announces its 2021 hybrid programme
Fringe show registration set to open in May
As Scotland navigates its roadmap out of lockdown, the Fringe will shortly start the registration process with artists and venues
Edinburgh International Festival Goes Outdoors for 2021
Live performances to be staged in bespoke outdoor pavilions in iconic locations across Scotland’s capital
5 incredible legends, 5 unmissable gigs
Join Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival for an online weekend of music dedicated to some of the all-time musical greats