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Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks 2010

This year’s Edinburgh festival, as in previous years goes out with a bang. The fireworks show is a 45-minute spectacular beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday 1ST September. The World famous Scottish Chamber Orchestra will perform live whilst the team from Pyrovision will choreograph the display in conjunction with the music.

The best place to experience the whole of the Virgin Money show will be from the grand grounds of Princes Street Gardens which are situated beneath Edinburgh’s beautiful castle. Everyone should note that the event opens to priority ticket holders from 6:30 but the public entrances will be opened from 7:00pm.

You should note that whilst the organisers will allow you to bring your own picnic along to the event, you must not take any glass bottles or picnic tables as they will affect the viewing pleasure of others and can be hazardous after dark.

This year the ‘theme’ is a little more taxing to tie down. The works of the Russian composer Musorgsky who created the beautiful orchestral piece ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ uses music to depict imagery in all its forms and the huge brass fanfares will add that bit of class to the fireworks.

This spectacular event has been running for a number of years and more than 100,000 fireworks will be used to ensure that this will be a truly wonderful spectacle.

It is certain to be a concert that you will not wish to miss. More details are available here.


Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh Fireworks

Here at Epic, we keep our eyes peeled for all that is firework related and the Edinburgh International Festival is one of the biggest summer firework events in the UK annually.

For a number of years, Edinburgh have held the festival beneath their Castle with music provided by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  There have been some concerns in regards to the funding for the spectacular fireworks show but thanks to Virgin Money the organisers can breathe easily for the next 2 years.  The show will feature more than 100,000 fireworks being fired off Edinburgh Castle Rock will cost Mr Branson around ¼ million pounds annually.  The sponsorship deal is one of the biggest of its kind involving the Arts in Scotland.

This event which has been a massive crowd-puller since 1982 will once again be part of the summer scene until 2014 when the main event organiser, Jonathan Mills plans to hand over the baton to someone else who will now have the added task of gaining funding too.

The 45-minute Festival Fireworks will take place on 1st September 2013 and will mark the end of the festival which runs from 9th August 2013 and tickets for all the events are widely available but seats for the concert are limited so book early.  The concert itself is being broadcast on the radio so if you can get a decent vantage point, you can see the fireworks and listen to the concert for free!!


Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

The truly awesome Edinburgh Festival Fireworks.

The Virgin Money fireworks bring a close to the Edinburgh Festival with a fantastic firework performance alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s concert, the colour and tie the size of the breaks in the fireworks. We think this is a gorgeous example of what can be achieved with some clever planning.