All good things seem to come to an end, and sadly the festival season is finishing in the next few days…the fiery finale in the form of the Fireworks Concert brings the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a resplendent conclusion.
Set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this event brings together stirring orchestral music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and magnificent pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists, Pyrovision.
Over 400,000 fireworks launched from Edinburgh’s imposing Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world. Around a quarter of a million people gather across the city and beyond to share in this annual grand International Festival finale.
9.00 pm Concert starts with no fireworks
Bernstein Selection from Concert Suite No. 1 from West Side Story
9.30 pm Second half with fireworks
Holst The Planets: Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, Jupiter
Children are welcome in the gardens. Children under 5 are free but ticketed. Standard price tickets are available for children over that age.
You can enjoy the fireworks from other vantage points around the city though, including the links, Meadows and the various hills around Edinburgh too !!!