Aug
2
Thu
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 2 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Aug
3
Fri
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 3 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Five Telegrams @ St. Andrew Square
Aug 3 @ 10:30 pm
Five Telegrams @ St. Andrew Square

EIF’s free Opening Event is another audio-visual spectacular designed by digital artists 59 Productions on the theme of wartime communication. Five Telegrams will be soundtracked with a newly commissioned orchestral score by composer Anna Meredith, inspired by WW1 telegrams.

Aug
4
Sat
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 4 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Aug
5
Sun
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 5 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Goblin Perform Dawn of the Dead- 40th Anniversary @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day
Goblin Perform Dawn of the Dead- 40th Anniversary @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room

Veteran Italian prog-rock band Goblin perform their two most celebrated cult horror soundtracks – the psychedelic fever dream of Suspiria and the steely electronica of Dawn of the Dead – synched live to screenings of the two films.

Goblin Perform Suspiria- 40th Anniversary @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day
Goblin Perform Suspiria- 40th Anniversary @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room

Veteran Italian prog-rock band Goblin perform their two most celebrated cult horror soundtracks – the psychedelic fever dream of Suspiria and the steely electronica of Dawn of the Dead – synched live to screenings of the two films.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Aug
6
Mon
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 6 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Goblin Perform Dawn of the Dead- 40th Anniversary @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day
Goblin Perform Dawn of the Dead- 40th Anniversary @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room

Veteran Italian prog-rock band Goblin perform their two most celebrated cult horror soundtracks – the psychedelic fever dream of Suspiria and the steely electronica of Dawn of the Dead – synched live to screenings of the two films.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Aug
7
Tue
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 7 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Aug
8
Wed
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 8 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Aug
9
Thu
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 9 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

An Evening with Amanda F***ing Palmer @ Queens Hall
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 10:00 pm
An Evening with Amanda F***ing Palmer @ Queens Hall

Four evenings from the former Dresden Doll. Expect material from throughout her career rendered idiosyncratically on Steinway piano and ukulele in her strident but ebullient style.

Vaughn Williams’s A Sea Symphony @ Usher Hall
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Vaughn Williams's A Sea Symphony @ Usher Hall

Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Vaughn Williams’s epic Sea Symphony and the Scottish premiere of Thea Musgrave’s Turbulent Landscapes, inspired by Turner’s paintings.

Aug
10
Fri
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 10 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

An Evening with Amanda F***ing Palmer @ Queens Hall
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:00 pm
An Evening with Amanda F***ing Palmer @ Queens Hall

Four evenings from the former Dresden Doll. Expect material from throughout her career rendered idiosyncratically on Steinway piano and ukulele in her strident but ebullient style.

Pussy Riot: Riot Days @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pussy Riot: Riot Days @ Summerhall- The Dissection Room

The infamous Russian protest performance collective present their semi-autobiographical multi-media show, using lo-fi electro punk, cut-and-paste visuals, homemade costumes and righteous rage to tell the story of their politically motivated trial and imprisonment for protesting Putin’s presidency.

Aug
11
Sat
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 11 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Anna Meredith & Southbank Sinfonia @ Leith Theatre
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
Anna Meredith & Southbank Sinfonia @ Leith Theatre

It’s going to be a busy Festival for composer Anna Meredith. Here, she collaborates with the hip Southbank Symphonia to perform her Scottish Album of the Year Award-winning Varmints, but will also provide the soundtrack for the EIF opening event and reprise her electric reworking of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Anno: Vivaldi, at the EICC.

Aug
12
Sun
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 12 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Neu! Reekie! #1&2 @ Leith Theatre
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm
Neu! Reekie! #1&2 @ Leith Theatre

Edinburgh-based cross-cultural curators Neu! Reekie! host two eclectic evenings as part of EIF’s Light on the Shore. Krautrock maestro Michael Rother, New York punk doyenne Lydia Lunch and Edinburgh post-punk legends The Fire Engines converge for the first event, while Glasgow’s indie godfathers/mothers The Pastels and The Vaselines are joined by poet, sage and gentleman Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Aug
13
Mon
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 13 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Aug
14
Tue
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 14 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Rag’N’Bone Man @ Princes Street Gardens
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm
Rag'N'Bone Man @ Princes Street Gardens

Tattoed soul man mountain Rag’n’Bone Man was the breakout success story of 2017. Catch him at the Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

Stories and Songs with Beans on Toast @ The Voodoo Rooms- Ballroom
Aug 14 @ 7:50 pm – 8:50 pm
Stories and Songs with Beans on Toast @ The Voodoo Rooms- Ballroom

Self-styled drunk folk storyteller Jay McAllister, who goes by the troubadour handle Beans on Toast, makes his Fringe debut with a set of pithy political protest songs and whimsical minstrelsy.

Aug
15
Wed
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 15 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Catriona Morison & Simon Lepper @ Queens Hall
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:50 pm
Catriona Morison & Simon Lepper @ Queens Hall

Edinburgh-born mezzo soprano Catriona Morison is the only British winner of the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition, lifting the title in 2017. She is joined by pianist Simon Lepper for her debut EIF recital, featuring songs by Brahms, Mahler and Korngold lieder and settings of poems by Mary, Queen of Scots.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Stories and Songs with Beans on Toast @ The Voodoo Rooms- Ballroom
Aug 15 @ 7:50 pm – 8:50 pm
Stories and Songs with Beans on Toast @ The Voodoo Rooms- Ballroom

Self-styled drunk folk storyteller Jay McAllister, who goes by the troubadour handle Beans on Toast, makes his Fringe debut with a set of pithy political protest songs and whimsical minstrelsy.

Aug
16
Thu
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 16 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Karine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook @ Leith Theatre
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook @ Leith Theatre

Polwart is a hugely evocative singer/songwriter in her own right but she is also a supreme interpreter so this personal compendium of her favourite Scottish pop songs of the last fifty years looks set to be a highlight of the EIF’s Light on the Shore strand.

Stories and Songs with Beans on Toast @ The Voodoo Rooms- Ballroom
Aug 16 @ 7:50 pm – 8:50 pm
Stories and Songs with Beans on Toast @ The Voodoo Rooms- Ballroom

Self-styled drunk folk storyteller Jay McAllister, who goes by the troubadour handle Beans on Toast, makes his Fringe debut with a set of pithy political protest songs and whimsical minstrelsy.

Aug
17
Fri
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth
Aug 17 all-day
Dome Nights- Dark Side of the Moon: Inspired by the Music of Pink Floyd @ Dynamic Earth

Three separate son et lumiere extravaganzas at Dynamic Earth, each featuring the playback of a classic Pink Floyd album in cosmic surround sound accompanied by immersive visuals. Choose between Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall or collect the full set.

Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall
Aug 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Soweto Gospel Choir @ Assembly Hall

This tremendous choir, hailing from the sprawling South African township of Soweto, are mainstays of the Fringe, but whether this is your first or fiftieth time in the audience, there is never a bad time to get acquainted with their uplifting presence, energetic performance, heavenly harmonies and emotional punch.

Paloma Faith @ Princes Street Gardens
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm
Paloma Faith @ Princes Street Gardens

Paloma Faith brings her slick soul pop, flamboyant costumes and effervescent stage presence to Edinburgh in the hopes of spreading her self-styled Epidemic of Kindness to the festival city.

An Evening with Amanda F***ing Palmer @ Queens Hall
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 10:00 pm
An Evening with Amanda F***ing Palmer @ Queens Hall

Four evenings from the former Dresden Doll. Expect material from throughout her career rendered idiosyncratically on Steinway piano and ukulele in her strident but ebullient style.