Festival Fireworks Edinburgh international festival

Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert

September 2016

The Edinburgh International Festival is an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for peoples of all nations. Committed to virtuosity and originality, the International Festival presents some of the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre for three weeks in August.

By invitation from the Festival Director, the International Festival brings top class performers of music (especially classical music), theatre, opera and dance from around the world to perform.

The Edinburgh International Festival was the inspired idea of Rudolf Bing, then the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and leaders from the City of Edinburgh. It was established in 1947 as a world class cultural event to bring together audiences and artists from around the world.

Right from the beginning the International Festival inspired artists who were not part of the International programme to put on shows of their own, and these events grew into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. More festivals have grown up around it in August and early September, as well as throughout the year and there are now 12 major annual festivals in Edinburgh, the Festival City.

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The Fireworks Concert brings the Edinburgh International Festival to its grand season finale each year. Set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this spectacular event brings together stirring orchestral music and stunning pyrotechnics.

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