The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Monday 31st August 2015

Fireworks as viewed from Ross Bandstand

Fireworks as viewed from Ross Bandstand

The Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert take place on Monday 31st August 2015 and 9.30pm.

In a celebration of dance, the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza. The breathtaking fireworks display is specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision.

You can buy tickets to the Ross Bandstand and Princes Street Gardens.

Over 400,000 fireworks choreographed to live orchestral music played by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will light up the sky over Edinburgh against the unique backdrop of the iconic Castle. The event – the largest fireworks concert of its type in the world – is enjoyed by around 250,000 people all over the city and thanks to the earlier dates of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Fringe-goers now have an opportunity to stay till tomorrow night and join the party!

Edinburgh’s own Garry Walker conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing music including Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, Strauss’s Emperor Waltz and culminates with his dramatic Thunder and Lightning Polka, rounding off the evening in spectacular style.

The three event partners, Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Virgin Money, are delighted to offer a celebration which the whole city – its residents and visitors – can share in, giving everyone more to enjoy on the final day of the summer Festivals. Virgin Money has confirmed support for a further three firework concerts until 2017.

Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan said: ‘It’s been a wonderful year for all of Edinburgh’s summer festivals and we are delighted to be able to offer the closing finale to everyone.’

E Strauss Steam Powered polka (fast, op. 70)
Brahms Hungarian Dances nos. 1, 3 & 5
Mozart Contradances from K603 and K609
Lumbye Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
Dvorak Slavonic Dances from op. 46
J Strauss II Emperor Waltz, op. 437
J Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka

Viewing around Edinburgh 

Tickets are not required to watch the Fireworks at the viewing area at Inverleith Park, where a screen will be transmitting the fireworks concert live from Ross Theatre.

You can also watch the Fireworks from locations such as Calton Hill, Salisbury Crags, Bruntsfield Links etc. Anywhere with a view of Edinburgh Castle is good as the fireworks light up the Edinburgh sky.

Visible from around town

Visible from around town

This year it takes place on Monday 31st August

This year it takes place on Monday 31st August

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