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.
Scotland's Stories Now
Edinburgh International Book Festival announces an exciting new mass participatory project to gather and create stories about Scotland today
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........
The Stage Is Set
The first shows have been announced as part of the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival
Tattoo unveils 'Voices' theme
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo show to represent the collective power and connection of voice on its return in 2022
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
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
Lights, Camera, Action
Film Festival will return to August for its 75th anniversary year
New Partnership Around YA Book Prize
The Edinburgh International Book Festival and The Bookseller today announced a new partnership around the YA Book Prize
Commissioning for Children
Children's Festival announces two new Scottish commissions for the 2022 Festival
Edinburgh Science Festival will return from Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April with the theme of Revolutions.
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
21 Photos from '21
We take a look back at the festival year 2021, through some of our favourite photos