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.
Book Festival launches bumper 2017 lineup
Over 1000 participants will come together at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival under the banner Brave New Words
Applications open for Fringe Sustainability Award 2017
The Fringe Sustainable Practice Award celebrates the most socially, economically and environmentally sustainable shows at the 2017 Fringe
Video - Children's Festival's Noel Jordan
Noel Jordan, Festival Director of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival discusses Edinburgh's Festivals
Book Festival Outriders return to recount their journeys
Five Scottish writers journeyed across the Americas, collecting stories and experiences for the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Video - Edinburgh International Film Festival's Mark Adams
Mark Adams, Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival discusses Edinburgh's Festivals
Video - Jazz Festival's Fiona Alexander
Fiona Alexander, Producer of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, discusses Edinburgh's festivals.
6 essentials for becoming a Festival City expert
Find out if you truly know your stuff when it comes to Edinburgh, the world's leading Festival City!
Video - Science Festival Director, Simon Gage
In the first of a series of videos, Dr Simon Gage OBE, of the Edinburgh International Science Festival discusses Edinburgh's festivals
Art Festival's 2017 commissions revealed
Inspired by two special anniversaries, Edinburgh Art Festival has launched its 2017 commissions programme
New guests and old friends as Tattoo reveals programme
2017's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo promises a spectacular celebration, international guests, bands from the UK and a Splash of Tartan!
International Festival to make city square Bloom
Edinburgh's St Andrew Square will be transformed in the third of the Edinburgh International Festival's huge opening events
Dragon procession opens Art Festival events lineup
A huge range of events and activities are planned to enhance visitors' enjoyment of the 2017 Edinburgh Arts Festival