I Love Edinburgh’s guide to all things festival for summer 2009 !!

 THIS is my festival post and will be revised most days during the festival


All the websites that you will need and they all open in a new window.

The Fringe      International Festival        Five Pound Fringe        Assembly Festival 

The Pleasance (comedy)    The Edge Festival (music)    Jazz Festival

Book Festival      Underbelly        Fringe By The Sea (North Berwick)  

Military Tattoo        Free Festival (Laughing Horse)     The Stand

Spiritual Festival        Edinburgh Mela       Art Festival


All my festival photos will be added  here – Alison’ Festival 2009 Photos

I could do a whole guide on what to expect from the festival, things to do, how get to get information but there are so may websites out there already.  My pick of the bunch has to be http://www.fringeguru.com/  who has interesting articles on things like how to get fringe tickets  and the handy guide on how to plan a day.  I will of course be recommending shows as I go to them, but the Fringe Guru has a great guide on how to choose a show.   Big thanks to Fringe Guru from I Love Edinburgh !!


Try The Times Top 50     and Scotsman Top 100 recommended shows to see.  Other good fringe sites are Fringe Guru and for pictures Edinburgh Fringe Photographer.

Along with the daily papers, you can get up to the minute reviews on the Ed Fringe website from real people who tell it like it is.  Don’t forget to visit the Half Price Hut at Waverley Market for daily deals on shows and you’ve guessed – half price !    There will also be a tent with lots of PC’s to access the Ed Fringe site for free to read reviews before you buy tickets. 

Half Price Hut


http://www.edfringe.com/    Edinburgh Fringe

http://www.eif.co.uk/   International Festival

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/  Film Festival

http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/  Book Festival

http://www.edinburgh-festivals.com/    All things festival

http://www.edinburghshogmanay.org/    New Year Celebrations

http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/    Science Festival

Local Leith Festival –  http://www.leithfestival.com/

Beltane Fire Festival – http://www.beltane.org/  30th April every year

Edinburgh Mela  http://www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk/

Jazz Festival    http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.co.uk/



http://www.edinburghmountainff.com/index.htm  Mountain Film Festival

http://www.polishculturalfestival.org.uk/  Polish Festival

Edinburgh Tree Fest   http://www.edinburghtreefest.org.uk/