9th August 2015

Edinburgh International Festival 2015

Once again Edinburgh comes alive with entertainment, entertainers and those wanting to be entertained. The genres are many, Opera, Dance Theatre and Music to name a few, booking tickets is advisable as it gets more popular every year.  Edinburgh has many theatres, concert halls and similar venues and they all play their part and take part in the Festival.

The Edinburgh International Festival takes place from the seventh to the thirty first August 2015. The festival does not only have performances it has some very unusual talks on many different subjects such as The Scottish Supernatural and The British Gothic, both talks chaired by Andrew Graham-Dixon.

This year the categories offer tremendous talent as usual. Juliette Binoche well known on stage and screen is cast in Antigone. Dragon is one for all the family; it keeps your imagination on its toes.

The festival is indeed honoured with Sylvie Guillem bringing her farewell tour to Edinburgh. Sylvie Guillem is renowned in the world of dance, The Guardian Newspaper once hailed her "The most brilliant Ballerina of her generation", so don't miss your last chance to watch her spectacular performance.

There are free events but tickets prices are very reasonable indeed which means you can afford to enjoy more than one performance. The Music category this year offers Celtic Dialogues with Martin Hayes the famous Irish fiddler and American guitarist Dennis Cahill, at the other end of the scale we have Beethoven's Sonatas Concert 1 performed by Rudolf Buchbinder. Many more acts are listed.

The festival lasts for three weeks so plenty of opportunities to take in a few of the shows and the talks, however, a festival would not be a festival and Edinburgh would not be Edinburgh without ending on a high and this year it is the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert on the 31st of August and will be held in Princess Street Gardens, well where else.