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.
Edinburgh set for Festival Fireworks Finalé
Wagner, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Tchaikovsky accompany the flashes and bangs in the 2014 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert
Mela opening night: The King of Ghosts
The 2014 Edinburgh Mela opens with a specially commissioned new work, The King of Ghosts
Fringe Sustainable Practice Award and Reuse and Recycle Days
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe celebrates companies demonstrating their commitment to green issues, and hosts reuse and recycling events.
Lily Allen to Headline Hogmanay 2014/15 - on sale now!
Pop star Lily Allen will be the headline act at the 2014/15 Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens...
Access Advice Interview
Edinburgh can sometimes be difficult to navigate for those with physical access needs - we asked an experienced festival goer for advice.