FESTIVAL EVENT – The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Monday 28th August 2017

Edinburgh International Fireworks 2015

Edinburgh International Fireworks.. Photo by Dave Stewart.

The 2017 Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert will take place on Monday 28th August at 9pm in Princes Street Gardens (fireworks being at 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.

Tickets are available for the Ross Bandstand and Princes Street Gardens are available through the Edinburgh International Festival website.

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 town.

Conductor: Clark Rundell

Sir James MacMillian – Stomp
Tchaikovsky – selection
Maxwell Davies – An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise


Viewing around Edinburgh 

Tickets are not required to watch the Fireworks at the viewing area at Inverleith Park.

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 28th August, photo by Don Munro.

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