Edinburgh has several Festivals each summer.
The original, over 50 years ago, was the Edinburgh International
Festival, now often referred to as the 'Official Festival'. The
Festival came to a finale on 5 September 2004 with a Bank of Scotland
and Concert, from
Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens.
The Festival Fringe developed as an unofficial
collection of artists that came to perform in Edinburgh during the
Edinburgh International Festival, but it is now highly organised, with a
programme of over 200 pages, and a busy box office (Tel: 0131 226 0000
- 9am to 9pm). It has now become the largest Arts Festival in
Photos of Edinburgh Festival
Links to Web Sites
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
8 to 30 August 2004
Edinburgh Festival Fringe includes theatre,
music, dance, comedy, children's shows, street entertainment, and
Edinburgh Photographic Society's annual
Exhibition of Photography at 68
Great King Street is part of the Edinburgh Fringe.
The Fringe Programme listing for 2004 has
over 200 pages. For Fringe Tickets, Tel 0131 226 0000 (9am-9pm).
Box Office: 180 High Street (10am-9pm).
Edinburgh Fringe 2003 - Results
With the 2003 Festivals coming to an end, the
press reports large number of visitors in the fine weather throughout
August. This year has been a record year for sales.
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Results
of 2003 Fringe:
sales approx 1,200,000 - up over 20% on last year. This is the first
year that ticket sales have exceeded 1,000,000.
Festival included 1,541 shows, another record.
- Edinburgh Book Festival - Ticket
sales approx 180,000 - up 10% on last year.
- Edinburgh International Festival -
Ticket sales up 15% on
[Edinburgh Evening News: 25 August