Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival has a series of new recorded activity, which will be viewable throughout August on our YouTube channel.

Edinburgh International Festival

About Edinburgh International Festival

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Covid-19 has not dimmed the creativity of artists, nor the enthusiasm of all the people who make Edinburgh’s festivals. My Light Shines On is an act of optimism and solidarity: a series of world-class artistic interventions celebrating a spark that still burns bright. For the first time since lockdown began, artists have returned to the venues they love to make theatre together, to play music together, to sing together, to dance together and to light up the skies together.

On 8 August, we celebrate what would have been the opening weekend of the 2020 festival season. A specially commissioned film featuring new work from artists across genres airs on our YouTube channel, Facebook Live and BBC Scotland at 9.30pm. The film features famous faces from festivals across the years, as well as collaborations with other Edinburgh festivals.

This unique broadcast launches a series of new recorded activity, which will be viewable throughout August on our YouTube channel.




Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts - for everyone.

Edinburgh's six major theatres and concert halls, a few smaller venues and often some unconventional ones too, come alive with the best music, theatre, opera and dance from around the globe.

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Upcoming Events at Edinburgh International Festival

Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh, 2020

Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh, 2020

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020

Peter Liversidge revisits his 2013 festival commission Flags for Edinburgh which invited buildings across the city to fly a white flag that reads HELLO.
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Edinburgh International Festival: My Light Shines On Series

Edinburgh International Festival: My Light Shines On Series

8th August 2020 - 28th August 2020
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The lights of the Festival City burn bright in a spectacular celebration of artists, audiences and Edinburgh’s enduring spirit.
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Chamber Music Soundscapes in Princes Street Gardens

Chamber Music Soundscapes in Princes Street Gardens

10th August 2020 - 28th August 2020

Leading soloists and chamber musicians give specially recorded performances from The Hub, heard in the beautiful surrounds of Princes Street Gardens.
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Declan

Declan

24th August 2020 - 30th August 2020

Declan is a brand new take on the Traverse Theatre’s 2019 hit production Mouthpiece about class, culture and appropriation. Part of Traverse Digital Festival 2020!
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