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.

  • Art   kim mcaleese listing

    New Director for Edinburgh Art Festival

    The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art is delighted to announce its new Director

  • Tattoo   drum sorps listing

    A 'Top Secret' surprise for 2022

    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo announce first act for their return to the Castle Esplanade this summer

  • Fringe   april dates listing

    Fringe Announce Further Shows

    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has now released tickets for further shows at this year's festival

  • Science   dates listing

    Edinburgh Science Festival In Five Steps

    Running from 9 to 24 April, this year’s festival features 120 events, tours and exhibitions

  • Eif video frame listing

    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

  • Logos   2022 dates listing

    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.

  • Storytelling   imagine listing

    Storytelling On Demand

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

  • Childrens   little top listing

    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.

  • Fringe   show dates listing

    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

  • Eif   benedetti listing

    New Festival Director appointed

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

  • Fringe   review of the year listing

    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

  • Science 2022 launch3 listing

    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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