FESTIVAL PREVIEW – Festival in the Sky, Princes Street Gardens

DADA Ventures is bringing the Festival in the Sky to this years’ Edinburgh Festival which will see residents and tourists in Edinburgh having a meal at the dizzy heights of 100ft at a 22-seat suspended table.  Let the wind rise up your kilt as you are strapped in and gently transported skywards by a large crane in West Princes Street Gardens.   

The Festival in the Sky is making its’ Scottish debut in West Princes Street Gardens and will run from the 1st – 31st August from 8am to 9.30pm.  Check-in and safety briefing begins at the magnificent Sky Gardens where you can relax before and after your flight, or admire those brave enough to venture on board.  The Sky Gardens offer beer, great food and entertainment allowing you to soak up the sun at the luxury bar, where you can also enjoy gourmet barbecue food, world beers and cocktails until the wee small hours.   

What the Festival in the Sky will look like in Edinburgh


Prices start at £25.00 for the early ‘Top O’ the Morning’ flights that take off between 8am and 11am and include a hearty breakfast of salmon and scrambled eggs, porridge and assorted drinks.  The ‘Light Lunch’between 12pm and 4pm sees finger sandwiches and cakes served alongside Pimms.  The evening flights, which give a new meaning to the words  ‘High Tea’ lift off at 5pm and include Scottish favourites such as haggis and a glass of bubbly, or wee dram.   The Festival in the Sky experience is available for group bookings or corporate functions from 9.30pm onwards which enable you to dine at the same time as the Tattoo fireworks explode in the Edinburgh sky.   

All of the experiences include your food and drink, so there’s no need to look for money in your pockets whilst 100ft above the ground.  Non-alcoholic drinks are available.    

Coming to Edinburgh in August


All the little questions like ‘what do I do if I need the toilet when I am up there?’ are answered on the Festival in the Sky website.  People of all ages are allowed on board as long as you meet the minimum-height requirement of 1.5metres/4 foot 11 inches.   

Edinburgh Spotlight will be on one of the first flights and will be reporting back on this excellent oppoprtunity to see Edinburgh from a unique viewpoint whilst dining at the same time – what an excellent combination.   

Don’t delay in booking your tickets  as this event is sure to be a sell out.   You can buy your ticket online, on site at the Sky Garden or through the box office on +44 (0)131 226 0000.   

You can follow this exciting adventure on twitter and join their facebook page.  This city-centre experience is set to be the most uplifting venue at the Festival and the ‘steaks’ are sure to be high.  (Sorry!)  

Suitable  for disabled?   Festival in the Sky is suitable for disabled if you are able to transfer onto a seat.  Access to West Princes Street Gardens can be done on level ground via King Stables Road.  You can also access the check in area via Princes Street, but these entrances are very steep and on cobbles.   

Boarding pass

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