ED2015 Music ED2015 News

EIF fireworks to also finale the Fringe this year

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015

Fireworks Concert

Given we’re called ThreeWeeks, we love the fact that the Edinburgh International Festival shifted its dates this year to run fully in sync with the Fringe, making the wider Edinburgh Festival a three week event once more. And hurrah for that!

But there is another major up side to this development too, which is that the magnificent fireworks concert that always appears as the climax to the International Festival will once again form a finale to the Fringe and other Edinburgh summer festivals as well.

Fringe old-timers and Edinburgh locals will tell you just how spectacular this firework display really is, with Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop and live orchestral music played by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra throughout.

It all takes place tomorrow night, Monday 31 Aug, from 9.30pm, with music from Brahms, Mozart, Lumbye, Dvorak and Strauss (E and J) set to soundtrack the 400,000 fireworks which will explode over the city.

Pick your viewing site well, or we hear there are still a small number of tickets available for access into Princes Street Gardens to put yourself at the heart of the action. Click here for info.

As International Festival Director Fergus Linehan says: “It’s been a wonderful year for all of Edinburgh’s summer festivals and we are delighted to be able to offer the closing finale to everyone”.