Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, 17-26 July 2015

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2015 includes the free Festival Carnival and the Mardi Gras The programme for the 2015 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival have been announced. Over 150 concerts over the Festival’s 10-day duration. The two headline acts  will both perform at the Festival theatre. One of the great icons of jazz and soul, George […]

Jazz and Edinburgh Castle

INFO – Dates for Edinburgh’s 2016 Festivals

  Edinburgh Spotlight loves living in ‘Festival City’ and already has all these dates in its 2016 calendar.   International Science Festival  26 March – 10 April 2016 The International Science Festival features a host of fun and educational events, lectures and attractions celebrating all things scientific. TradFest Edinburgh 27 April – 8 May 2016 […]

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

PHOTOS – Edinburgh’s Festivals, summer 2014

  We love all of the festivals that take place throughout the year in Edinburgh, but especially the summer ones. Here’s a collection of photos from summer 2014. The most recent photo is at the top. Pop up lounge to relax in outside the White Stuff on George Street You have reached the last photo. […]

Street entertainment on the Royal Mile

NEWS – Carnival workshops and volunteers required

Carnival spirit in the community! By the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival The Edinburgh Festival Carnival is back for an explosive third year on Sunday 20th July. Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council, this extravaganza of colour and music in the city centre is free for all. In an initiative funded by the Scottish […]

Junkanoo Commandos

PHOTOS – Edinburgh Festival Carnival 2013

  Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens were a riot of colour, noise and fun yesterday afternoon as the sun shone down on the Edinburgh Festival Carnival. Part of the Jazz & Blues Festival, the event drew huge crowds to enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer. Bands, dancers and performers from across the world […]


FESTIVAL – Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 19 – 28 July 2013

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2013 includes the Festival Carnival and the Mardi Gras The programme for the 2013 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has been announced with tickets already on sale. Expect unique artistic collaborations, cutting edge performers, funk and dance-fused sounds, timeless jazz favourites, intense art, total relaxation and a good time for […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Festival Carnival, Sunday 22nd July 2012

Edinburgh Festival Carnival comes to Princes Street Gardens As part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival this year, there will be a free Festival Carnival suitable for all ages. From 2pm – 4pm there will be music, dance, costumes, and street entertainment in all shapes and sizes. This will take place on Princes Street […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Mardi Gras & Grassmarket Festival, 23rd July 2011

Free Mardi Gras event in Edinburgh As part of the 33rd Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the annual Mardi Gras is one of our favourite events. On Saturday 23rd July 2011,  the Jazz Parade will leave City Chambers in the High Street at 12.30pm and marches towards the Grassmarket. Upon arrival, live music kicks off […]

EVENT – Jazz & Blues Festival, Friday 22nd – Sunday 31st July 2011

  33rd Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival The 2011 programme for Edinburgh’s Jazz & Blues Festival was announced today.  You view the brochure online or download a PDF copy.  The Jazz & Blues Festival uniquely spans all styles and there’s something for connoisseurs as well as those just beginning to explore the world of Jazz and […]

INFO – All That Jazz

For many, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Mardi Gras is the first event of the Festival season. A free event in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, the Mardi Gras brings a slice of carnival atmosphere to one of the city’s oldest and most historic places, filling it with a riot of colour, sounds and people entering into […]