The Edinburgh International Festival is a classy affair, perfect for arts students and lovers of creative performance. It’s an eclectic series of events running throughout the entire month of August. A mammoth undertaking for the Scottish capital, the Edinburgh International Festival has been spiritually running since 1947, showcasing the best worldwide classical music, opera, theatre, and dance performances for over half a century. The events are hosted across the gorgeous city of Edinburgh in multiple iconic locations, including King’s Theatre, The Lyceum, and Usher Hall. It’s a celebration of the city as much as the arts, giving you a chance to see the scope of Edinburgh’s artistic scene.
Making its World Premiere from 4th-27th August in the Church Hill Theatre & Studio is Flight. The unique experience brings you up close and personal to the story of two young orphaned brothers who embark on a desperate journey to safety and freedom, mixing graphic novel with diorama.
From the 3rd – 12th at the Lyceum is Eugene Ionesco’s classic 1959 play Rhinoceros, which touches on nationalism, fascism and conformism in a performance that has been compared with Orwell’s Animal Farm. As the people of a sleepy French provincial town transform into raging Rhinoceros, just one man, the drunkard Berenger, refuses to accept his future as a rhino.
Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth with chamber vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, perforing at The Queen’s Hall on Saturday 19th August. The performance includes music from Selva morale e spiritual (1640) under dynamic director Robert Hollingworth.
The Edinburgh International Festival was the idea of Rudolf Bing, the then-General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, plus the Head of the British Council in Scotland and leaders from the City of Edinburgh. It was established in 1947 as a cultural event aiming to bring together global audiences.
The Edinburgh International Festival is an incredible opportunity to soak up a massive variety of culture, whether you’re an arts fan or just looking to discover Edinburgh. With several megabus stops throughout the city, you’ll rarely be more than a 10-minute drive from any one of the fantastic venues open to the public. It’s the perfect chance to celebrate a passion, or find a new one.
Living up to its legendary festival status, Leeds brings Reading Festival’s insane line-up to the north of the country. This year brings more brilliant acts to Bramham Park and Megabus is here to tell you everything you need to know.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival features 10 summer days packed with world leading artists from the Jazz and Blues genres, rolling into the Festival capital from 14th to 23rd July 2017. Megabus brings you everything you need to know about every event.
Reading will be overrun with rock fans once again this August bank holiday, with its twin site in Leeds offering three days of indie, punk, major rock and dance, to over 90,000 fans across 6 stages. Megabus brings you the unmissable moments and top tips for Reading Festival 2017.
Lovebox returns to London’s Victoria Park in 2017, for another weekend of live music and madness. Join Megabus in celebrating 15 years of this festival and get the latest information on Lovebox 2017.
The world-famous Creamfields festival returns to Cheshire in 2017, with an unrivalled dance music line-up. Megabus make your festival planning that bit easier, with a definitive guide to Creamfields festival 2017
A festival so good they hold it twice – V Festival returns in 2017 for two days of unmissable music over two venues. Chelmsford’s Hylands Park, and Weston Park in Staffordshire, host a weekend of music from some of the biggest names on the planet.
Wireless Festival is set to electrify London once again in 2017 with R&B royalty and DJ legends filling the Finsbury park stages. Megabus has the headline facts here.