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Edinburgh Festival & Edinburgh Fringe celebrates 70 years / STV News

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The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are both celebrating seven decades of performances. They begin today - Friday Aug 4 and will run until Monday, August 28 as the Scottish capital plays host to the largest arts jamboree in the world. This year will bring more than 2000 diverse artists from 40 nations together with a line-up that features theatre, dance and music, including singer-songwriter Jarvis Cocker, Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey, violinist Nicola Benedetti, playwright Alan Ayckbourn and renowned Milan orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.

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