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Edinburgh Festival kicks off today, ThreeWeeks returns

By | Published on Wednesday 1 August 2018

The world’s biggest cultural festival – that being the Edinburgh Festival – kicks off once again today as the Edinburgh Fringe goes into preview mode. Over the next three and half weeks thousands of shows will take place in hundreds of venues across the Scottish capital, with the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival and the awe-inspiring Edinburgh Fringe all taking place.

And why is this relevant to you? Well, in among all the theatre and comedy and cabaret and dance and spoken word that takes place during Edinburgh’s festival month, you will also find plenty of great music.

Django Django, John Grant and King Creosote are among those playing the EIF this year. The brilliant Anna Meredith is playing both EIF and the Edinburgh Fringe. The also brilliant Amanda Palmer returns to play four nights over two Fringe weekends. And Edinburgh’s Summerhall venue has a particularly fine music programme this month. Needless to say, at a festival this big, that’s just a few of the highlights.

But really this is an opportunity to remind you that CMU’s sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh covers it all, whatever the genre. If you are in Edinburgh you can pick up the ThreeWeeks Preview Edition magazine at all the key venues. For the rest of you, check out ThreeWeeks online or via this daily bulletin. And while we are at it, our education programme CMU:DIY also now has a sister site in the form of TW:DIY, providing lots of behind the scenes tips and advice on doing great cultural stuff – initially at the Edinburgh Fringe.

So, check em out, and then consider this blatant plug done.