For Festival Newbies

This website hopefully contains useful information on Edinburgh and its August festivals for all fellow punters, both established and new. It should be particularly helpful to those who are trying the festival for the first time. However, beware all you newbies – you may get hooked! The sections below provide some introductory information, including links…Read moreRead more

Edinburgh Magic Festival

The programme for the 2014 Edinburgh Magic Festival was launched on Tuesday April 22nd, 2014. Further details can be found on the Magic Festival website. Early coverage of the launch can be found in The Edinburgh Reporter, STV Edinburgh and Thom Dibdin’s AE. Here follows the press releases The fifth Edinburgh International Magic Festival will…Read moreRead more

Edinburgh Festival & Art

Edinburgh International Book Festival The 2014 programme was launched on Wednesday June 11th, 2014. It can be viewed online at the Book Festival’s website or a pdf version can be downloaded. The overall theme this year is “Let’s Talk …”. There will be over 900 participants from 47 countries. I will bypass all the big…Read moreRead more

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme was unveiled on Thursday June 5th, 2014 … or was it? The vast majority of the shows at this year’s festival had already been announced by the venues, and tickets have been available for purchase, some as far back as January. An online version of the programme brochure can…Read moreRead more

Pre-Festival Stuff

This page is split into two halves. The top section covers the launch of each festival programme for 2014 as they take place plus any early critical feedback: Edinburgh International FestivalEdinburgh Festival FringeEdinburgh International Book FestivalEdinburgh International Film FestivalEdinburgh Jazz & Blues FestivalEdinburgh Art FestivalForest FringeEdinburgh Magic Festival The second half of the page is…Read moreRead more