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Instigated in 1947 and with post war euphoria running high the festival began it’s annual appearance. The official festival has among other things music, dance and drama from the worlds best performers.

Running in tandem are the Edinburgh Film Festival, Jazz Festival, Book Festival and the Tattoo on the Castles Esplanade. The city also hosts the Festival Fringe providing performance and art, so for the entirety of August the whole city is throbbing with shows, exhibitions and performers.

A Fringe Festival Guide is available providing 144 pages of what’s on, ranging from stand up comedy, world music, classical theatre, visual art and circus shows. To receive a copy telephone : 09065 500 678 (U.K. only, calls cost no more than £2.00 and include postage & packing) or send an A4 stamped address envelope to :

Fringe Programme
180 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1Q5

For Overseas Orders £2.00 Europe, £3.50 Rest of world, send Visa/Mastercard/Access no. and expiy date to
Fringe Office
180 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1Q5

General Enquires :
Tel : [+44] (0)131 226 5257
Fax : [+44] (0)131 220 4205
eMail : admin@edfringe.com

Visit the fringe web site devoted to the coming festival.

For information on all of Edinburgh’s festivals
throughout the year visit the Edinburgh Festivals Site


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