Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Enjoy the annual International Festival finale with inspirational music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and breathtaking fireworks set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

About Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Unforgettable orchestral classics and 400,000 fireworks launched from Edinburgh’s iconic Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world.

The spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings together unforgettable orchestral classics from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and fireworks specially choreographed by international pyrotechnics artists Pyrovision — all set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See the Orchestra up close from a seat at the Ross Theatre, or enjoy a picnic with family in the Gardens. Over 400,000 fireworks launched from the Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world.

Edinburgh-born mezzo soprano Catriona Morison, winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 — the world’s most prestigious vocal competition — joins the SCO for a selection of vocal and orchestral music from Bizet’s Carmen.

After the dazzling colours of Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, get set for a thrilling ride into a world of musical magic and mystery. Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was made world famous in Disney’s Fantasia. Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique closes with a fiery finale.

First part (without fireworks)
Bizet Selection from Carmen

Second part (with fireworks)
Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Berlioz Ball, March to the Scaffold & Witches’ Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh International Festival: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Community Events you might like...

Royal Highland Show 2020
Royal Highland Show 2020
18th Jun 2020 - 21st Jun 2020
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 18th June!
Find Community events in Edinburgh

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie
28th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Jings, crivvens! Help ma boab! Don't miss the the awfy braw brand new musical, Oor Wullie, when it comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January 2020!
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
29th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Come and join Imaginate for an evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland, presented in partnership with the Traverse Theatre.
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open
29th Jan 2020 - 2nd Feb 2020
Edinburgh Sports Club, Edinburgh West
The Edinburgh Sports Club Squash Open 2020 is taking place from 29th January and with a £30,000 prize pot, our tournament attracts some of the best of the world!
Find Family and Kids events in Edinburgh

Music Events you might like...

Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
27th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas have thrilled audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing and you can hear them at Traverse Bar Café on Monday 27th January.
The Absolute Elvis
The Absolute Elvis
27th January 2020
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Come and see world renowned Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Johnny Lee Memphis at Church Hill Theatre on Monday 27th January!
Monday Night Rockaoke
Monday Night Rockaoke
27th January 2020
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
It's Karaoke every Monday night at Opium Edinburgh with all genres welcome, so come along and excercise those vocal chords!
Find Music events in Edinburgh

Nights Out Events you might like...

Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Soundhouse: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
27th January 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas have thrilled audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing and you can hear them at Traverse Bar Café on Monday 27th January.
The Absolute Elvis
The Absolute Elvis
27th January 2020
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Come and see world renowned Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Johnny Lee Memphis at Church Hill Theatre on Monday 27th January!
Red Raw
Red Raw
27th January 2020
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Red Raw, our long-running weekly beginner’s showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. It’s your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.
Find Nights Out events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
MAD Seat 2020
How many times could you climb Arthur’s Seat in a day? Sign up for MadSeat2020 when it returns in May and find out!
Lates at City Art Centre Cafe
Mimis Bakehouse at City Art Centre will be opening late on Friday nights with live music, food specials, extended drinks menu and of course cake!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »