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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    Beat the Winter Blues

    This February, the Jazz & Blues Festival present the Scottish Blues Weekend – a 3-day event featuring 10 of the best Scottish blues bands

  • Hogmanay   earth calls listing

    Message from the Skies returns

    The innovative cross-artform collaboration from Edinburgh’s Hogmanay brings a new installation to the city's historic Trinity Apse

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    Lights, Camera, Action

    Film Festival will return to August for its 75th anniversary year

  • Book ya listing

    New Partnership Around YA Book Prize

    The Edinburgh International Book Festival and The Bookseller today announced a new partnership around the YA Book Prize

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    Commissioning for Children

    Children's Festival announces two new Scottish commissions for the 2022 Festival

  • Science   revolutions listing

    Revolutonary Science

    Edinburgh Science Festival will return from Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April with the theme of Revolutions.

  • Year of stories listing

    Scotland’s Year of Stories

    Our festivals have been identified as a central part of Scotland’s Year of Stories which will see a nationwide programme of events

  • Montage listing

    21 Photos from '21

    We take a look back at the festival year 2021, through some of our favourite photos

  • Hogmanay   journeys home listing

    Journeys Home

    This short film pays tribute to the hope, love, and optimism that people feel when celebrating Hogmanay with those that matter the most

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    An A-Z of Edinburgh's major festivals

    An alphabetical examination of what's on offer in the world's leading festival city

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    Edinburgh's Hogmanay Cancelled For 2021

    Following the change in Government guidance and restrictions, we regrettably confirms the cancellation of Edinburgh's Hogmanay programme

  • Fringe   shona listing

    Nollaig shona dhuit

    A message from Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

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