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’. 2022 is our 75th anniversary and 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.

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    Highlights of the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival

    After two years without a full-scale Festival, we’re absolutely delighted to return for 2022 with a jam-packed programme

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    An Overview of the 2022 Edinburgh Festivals

    Full details of festival programmes will be released throughout the year but a number of early highlights have already been announced.

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    Storytelling On Demand

    This World Storytelling Day, our Storytelling Festival releases 11 world-class storytelling performances to watch on demand

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    Children's Festival Launches

    A fabulous mix of theatre and dance shows for young audiences has been announced ahead of the festival's return in May.

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    Fringe Goes Live

    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has announced the first set of shows for the 2022 Festival Fringe with more shows to be announced monthly

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    New Festival Director appointed

    Violinist Nicola Benedetti has been appointed as the next Director of the Edinburgh International Festival

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    Fringe Review of Year

    The Review reflects on the 2021 Fringe and year-round achievements, as well as reporting on their ambitions, innovations and developments

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    Science Festival Launches

    Featuring the return of the family hub, two major new interactive exhibitions and a vibrant programme of live events around the city

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    Scotland's Stories Now

    Edinburgh International Book Festival announces an exciting new mass participatory project to gather and create stories about Scotland today

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    Get Ready for our 75th Anniversary

    Formed in the shadow of a worldwide cataclysm, our first festivals sought to use culture as a healing balm to bring people together........

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    The Stage Is Set

    The first shows have been announced as part of the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival

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    Tattoo unveils 'Voices' theme

    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo show to represent the collective power and connection of voice on its return in 2022

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