Venue: Edinburgh Castle
The world famous military spectacular will run from the 2-24th August 2013. The Tattoo highlights Scotland's reputation as a land of outstanding beauty as we celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland.
The programme will include all the famed music, action and colour with a soupcon of the unexpected, featuring performers from all points of the compass including Europe, the Far East as well as Central and South America. With the Massed Pipes and Drums, Massed Military Bands, Display Teams, Dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.
Venue: The Jazz Bar
Jam Sessions The Jazz Bar 11.00pm Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July Price - £5 (plus 50p per ticket booking fee) Ages 18+ After hours blow in the classic basement jazz club – you might see the stars of the Festival or a cutting context between the names of the future. Bill Kyle takes the drum chair and hosts the sessions.
Venue: The Hub
A vibrant depiction of the natural world and a pioneering work of electronics meet in pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s second late night recital.
Aimard has been widely praised for his visionary performances of Messiaen’s radiant piano music. Tonight he evokes the birds, animals, fl owers and landscape of the remarkable La Rousserolle Effarvatte (‘The Reed Warbler’), an avian portrait that charts a whole day in the French countryside through birdsong and the sounds of nature.
In his Kontakte (‘Contacts’), Stockhausen harnessed early electronic technology in a thrilling exploration of rhythm, sound and space, pitting electronics against piano against percussion and sending music spinning through space.
This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a future date.
Wednesday 21 August 10.00pmThe Hub
1 hour approximately
Supported byThe Director’s Circle
Venue: C venues - C too
In its subtle characterisation and powerful analysis of human dignity under extreme duress, Bent is a truthful and shattering story of love, as it endures the persecution of homosexuals, in 1934 Nazi Germany. Undeniably powerful post-war theatre classic.
Venue: C venues - C too
Chekhov's classic. Ivan Wasiljewitsj comes to propose to Natalia Stepanowna, his neighbour's daughter. Old disputes prevent Ivan from popping the question... Pinokkelijn come all the way from Belgium to show you how this story ends!
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Venue: Assembly Hall
A musical legend with 50 million album sales worldwide brings his one-man show: a mixture of music and ludicrously ridiculous and funny ‘nothing normal ever happens to me’ anecdotes. A national treasure.
Venue: Just The Tonic at the Caves
You're called for jury service! Witness this risque remoulding of Kafka's allegorical masterpiece depicting Josef K., arrested without justification, trapped in a world where freedom may only be an illusion. This psychological black comedy features original music and projected video.
Finally Josh Smith's From Top to Bottom Show comes to Edinburgh after his recent sell-out performances! ‘Had our audience in stitches’ (Creswell Social Club). Visit www.freefestival.co.uk for more info.
Venue: The Stand Comedy Club
Late night Fringe comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland’s favourite club. Five comics, two hours, late bar. Different sizzling selection nightly. ‘Best value in town’ (Evening News). ‘They keep the laughs coming’ (Times).