Edinburgh is the world's festival city!

With a packed programme of events, Edinburgh’s festivals continue to be a unique showcase of Scottish and international talent. The festivals are excited to invite you back for 2022.

The Edinburgh Festivals' 2022 Programmes

Street performances are back for 2022, as the Fringe celebrates its 75th birthday! Audiences will be able to access a wide range of amazing Fringe shows, featuring the best up-and-coming talent from around the UK, and across the world.

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This August will see a series of world-class artists and performers come together to deliver a programme of joyful, thought-provoking and captivating performances and productions.

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With the theme of ‘All Together Now’, this year’s exciting programme of live and online events features a stellar line-up of over 550 writers, artists and thinkers from around the globe at their new Festival home: the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh College of Art.

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The Edinburgh Art Festival brings together a huge range of exhibitions and new commissions in visual art spaces across the city, complemented by an online programme of events and digital presentations.

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After a year's break, due to COVID, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns to the Castle Esplanade. The 2022 show's theme is 'Voices', and is a celebration of the connections, cultures and language that bring us together.

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An exciting programme of screenings, masterclasses, onstage interviews, workshops, careers events and advice for people interested in the filmmaking industry.

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However, this is just a taste! If you're wondering what to expect from any of Edinburgh’s world-renowned festivals, or are just desperate to whet your appetite for your next visit, you can check out our pages on these other Edinburgh festivals.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Forget Times Square in New York, if there’s one place you’ve got to experience celebrating the New Year – it’s at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

For over 30 years the Edinburgh International Science Festival has served up fun and facts in a bid to get everyone interested in science.

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

If you think Edinburgh’s festivals are just for adults, think again. Step into the spotlight, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival!

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh boasts the world's longest continuously-running film festival - beat that Cannes!

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is a vibrant and diverse event which serves up the very best swing, soul, samba and much more.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the only major annual festival dedicated to the visual arts within the UK.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There are few who can resist the stirring skirl of the pipes and the powerful crash of the drums at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is the highlight of Scotland's calendar turning the capital into a cultural hotspot every August.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe features famous comedians and professional musicians alongside student sketch troops and the stars of tomorrow.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the perfect fit.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival will transport you to other worlds, times and places through the traditional telling of tales.