Another great fireworks show is heading our way this summer. This time you should all head to Edinburgh on the 28th August for a celebration of dance, music and – of course – stunning fireworks. The Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert will be a beautiful finish for the International Festival championing the best of world’s art.
What’s the Edinburgh International Festival?
The special Fireworks Concert will mark the end of the Edinburgh International Festival. The annual festival has been running since 1947 when it started as an event to champion the human spirit. It has since become a world-famous occasion to celebrate art from across the world. Of course, there’s also plenty of Scottish representation. The festival is a fantastic glimpse into Scottish culture.
Unlike some other similar events around the world, the International Festival is a curated festival. This means all the artists and companies performing at the event have been invited to showcase their talent. During the festival, you can explore performances in classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art – it’s a fantastic opportunity to experience something new from the world of arts.
Bring on the Fireworks
At the end of the International Festival, an extravagant fireworks concert will be held against the backdrop of the Edinburgh Castle. The concert is truly a wonderful testament to the amazing combination of fireworks and music. This year, you’ll get to enjoy the fireworks display by Pyrovision, while listening to the tunes of Tchaikovsky and Maxwell Davies. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will perform the music to go with the fireworks.
Overall, a total of 400,000 fireworks will be shot during the concert. This makes the Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert the largest fireworks concert in the world. Every year, around 250,000 people will gaze the night sky across Edinburgh. Here’s a taster from a previous display in 2016:
Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks 2017
There are many ways to get involved with the event. You can purchase tickets through the official Edinburgh International Festival website. The tickets allow you to enjoy the show from the Ross Bandstand and Princes Street Gardens display areas – providing you with the best seats to see and hear the display.
However, the massive fireworks display will be visible across different locations in Edinburgh. There’s an official viewing platform at Inverleith Park. The spot is popular amongst audiences so you want to show up in time.
You can also watch the fireworks from places like Calton Hill and Bruntsfield Links. In fact, any spot that gives you a view of the Edinburgh Castle will allow you to enjoy the fireworks. Perhaps you’ll be able to find somewhere secluded and nice – let us know if you do!
The concert will begin at 9:30 pm on Monday 28th August. Make sure you find a spot in time – as mentioned, there’ll be around 250,000 people looking to enjoy the view with you!
Can’t make it to Edinburgh?
If you can’t make it to Edinburgh for the show, you can treat yourself to fireworks from our online store. You might not buy 400,000 fireworks but a few will be plenty to help you create an impressive mini-festival of your own.