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Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will open Edinburgh International Festival / CLASSIC fM

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The Edinburgh International Festival returns this August, bringing 2,600 artists from around the world to the city for 293 performances. This year's festival includes performances of ‘West Side Story' conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, the final instalment of the Festival's ‘Ring' cycle and a new version of Stravinsky's ‘Rite of Spring.' Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will open the Fesitval with a free concert for 15,000 people at Tynecastle Park. The concert will feature a selection of great film music – including a focus on the music of John Williams.

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