Go to Edinburgh and See the Greatest Shows on Earth
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Go to Edinburgh and See the Greatest Shows on Earth PR Newswire EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 24, 2012 EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An amazing line-up of international talent and the stars of the future will greet visitors this summerduring Edinburgh's world-renowned summer festivals. In 2012 as the eyes of the world look to the UK, world class and emerging artists and performers will be taking to the stages and spaces in Edinburgh. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/mnr/56571-edinburgh-festivals There are seven festivals across the summer season, starting with the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival on Friday 20 July and concluding on Sunday 2 September with the Edinburgh Mela and the spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert of the Edinburgh International Festival. With the city immersed in art, ideas and entertainment on an unrivalled and intoxicating scale the capital becomes the source of inspiration for over twenty five thousand artists, producers, authors and hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe. The festivals date back to 1947, when the Edinburgh International Festival began. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Film Festival also started that year and today Edinburgh truly is the world's favourite Festival City.

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Go to Edinburgh and See the Greatest Shows on Earth
PR Newswire EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 24, 2012
EDINBURGH, Scotland,July 24, 2012/PRNewswire/ --An amazing line-up of international talent and the stars of the future will greet visitors this summerduringEdinburgh'sworld-renowned summer festivals. In 2012 as the eyes of the world look to the UK, world class and emerging artists and performers will be taking to the stages and spaces in Edinburgh. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/mnr/56571-edinburgh-festivals There are seven festivals across the summer season, starting with the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival on Friday 20 July and concluding on Sunday 2 September with the Edinburgh Mela and the spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert of the Edinburgh International Festival. With the city immersed in art, ideas and entertainment on an unrivalled and intoxicating scale the capital becomes the source of inspiration for over twenty five thousand artists, producers, authors and hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe. The festivals date back to 1947, when the Edinburgh International Festival began. TheEdinburgh Festival Fringe and theEdinburghInternational Film Festival also started that year and todayEdinburghtruly is the world's favourite Festival City.
EdinburghJazz & Blues Festival20 July-29 July In 2012 a programme of ambitious collaborations bringing together Scottish and international musicians will feature two Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestras including a World Orchestra directed by Joe Temperley.World of Jazzwill present music from all over the globe with a highlight being a residency by Brazil'stop samba musicians. Edinburgh Art Festival2 August-2 SeptemberScotland'slargest annual festival dedicated to visual art featuring more than 45 exhibitions at over 30 venues and major new public art commissions across the city. Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz' new workTimelineis a multi-site sound installation which spans the city centre. Activated in response to the firing of Edinburgh Castle's famous One O'clock Gun,Timeline'sspeakers call out in a domino-effect towards the castle as the sound of the gun travels in the opposite direction. EdinburghFestival Fringe3-27 August The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all overEdinburghto present shows for every taste including theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, physical theatre, musicals, music, exhibitions and events. The RoyalEdinburghMilitary Tattoo3-25 August Musicians fromSwitzerland,NorwayandAustraliawill be among the sparkling nd line-up at this summer's 62Tattoo. As part of this year's international
celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's accession to the throne, the Tattoo's Diamond Jubilee themed production is Scotland'sSalute to the Monarch and is set to be one of the most impressive ever staged. EdinburghInternational Festival 9 August-2 September The Edinburgh International Festival presents the best of dance, opera, theatre and classical music by leading international artists and companies, to an audience from around a third of the world's nations. Founded in 1947 to bring together cultures, peoples and nations to share in a celebration of the best of humanity, it remains a prestigious invitation to artists and a mecca for culture fans. This year's Festival brings together artists from around 47 nations.With world premieres and the cream of fresh performing talent celebrating the strong and exciting future of the arts, there is much to discover. Edinburgh International Book Festival11-27 August The Edinburgh International Book Festival will welcome 800 writers, poets, politicians, journalists, thinkers and commentators from 44 countries to Charlotte Square Gardens for debates, readings, workshops and conversations. This year, to celebrate 50 years since the seminal 1962 Writers' Conference, the Book Festival brings 50 authors from around the world to discuss the role of fiction in our society today in the 2012 Edinburgh World Writers' Conference. Five debates will be broadcast live online creating a conversation which will reverberate around the world. Edinburgh Mela31 August-2 September Right at the end ofEdinburgh'ssummer festival calendar, the Mela is a vibrant, joyous riot of sounds, sights, colours and tastes with great art, family fun, Bhangra beats and delicious food, all on the one site.This year, the Mela World Dance Feste is a whole new arena for the festival's biggest programme to date: a stage dedicated to the best in international and Scottish contemporary dance.
To plan a visit and register for more information aboutEdinburgh'sFestivals visit http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk.Expedia have some great offers for this summer - visit http://www.expedia.com to book a 2012 holiday and secure a great deal.For more information on the Year of Creative Scotland visit http://www.visitscotland.com/creative. For further information on the 12 major Edinburgh Festivals visit http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk.