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.
Wagner, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Tchaikovsky accompany the flashes and bangs in the 2014 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert
Pop star Lily Allen will be the headline act at the 2014/15 Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens...
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe celebrates companies demonstrating their commitment to green issues, and hosts reuse and recycling events.
Edinburgh can sometimes be difficult to navigate for those with physical access needs - we asked an experienced festival goer for advice.