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The Edinburgh Festival is the generic name for different cultural festivals, which simultaneously held every August in EdinburghScotland take place. These festivals are organized by formally unrelated organizations, which means that there is officially no such thing as the Edinburgh Festival. There are two million visitors counted during that month. The tattoo attracts 100 million television viewers worldwide[1.

List of summer festivals in Edinburgh[Edit]Edit

The summer festivals in Edinburgh ordered by the year of their Foundation. An asterisk indicates that the festival is a member of Festivals Edinburgh[2], the organization that represents the Edinburgh Festivals at the Government.

  • Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) (1947) * — the original and "official" festival consisting of classical contemporary theatre, opera and dance performances.
  • Edinburgh Fringe (1947) * — started as a small-scale edge phenomenon (fringe) at the EIF with 1.6 million tickets sold, but is the largest arts festival in the world[3lays down The Fringe Theatre, (stand-up) comedy, music, dance and children's shows.
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (1950) *
  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (1978) *
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival (1983) *
  • Edinburgh Mela (1995) — Festival of Edinburgh's South Asian communities
  • Edinburgh International Internet Festival (1999)
  • Edinburgh people's Festival (2002, but claims to be the successor in title of an earlier festival with the same name from 1951-1954)
  • Edinburgh Interactive Festival (2003)
  • Edinburgh Art Festival (2004) *
  • Edinburgh Annuale (2004) — contemporary art
  • Festival of politics (2005)
  • Festival of Spirituality and Peace (2005)
  • iFest[4(2007) — the Internet Festival and Conference
  • Edinburgh Swing Festival

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