EdFest is back!

The Edinburgh festivals are back, with the Edinburgh Art Festival already open, the Fringe opening tomorrow (August 6) followed by the Edinburgh International Festival on Saturday (August 7).

The Edinburgh International Book Festival will open in a new venue on August 14 and the Edinburgh International Film Festival on August 18.

The festivals were cancelled last year but have returned thanks to £5.4m support from the Scottish government.

"All those who’ve worked tirelessly and are now able to manage a careful restart will be delighted to reconnect the people of Scotland with the live culture they’ve so badly missed” said Sorcha Casey, chair of Festivals Edinburgh. “We want to support the vision of the First Minister and her team that culture will be at the heart of recovery, and we look forward with hope that Edinburgh’s peak festivals season can mark a turning point for Scotland’s culture sector.”


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