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First Programme announcement

The Festival is delighted to announce two headline names: George Benson Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest Marc Almond

The Festival will feature 150 concerts over 10 days including celebrations of the centenaries of Frank Sinatra and Willie Dixon.

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Festival 2015: Friday 17th to Sunday 26th July

We are busy programming our 2015 edition, which will run from Friday 17th to Sunday 26th July. Do let us know who you would like to see filling the "chair". Keep upto date with all our news on Facebook or Twitter  - or email us to make

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Festivals Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the world's Festival City.   It’s where people come together from across the globe to share their passion for arts, culture and ideas. + more

Visit Edinburgh

Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid described the city as 'a mad god's dream', but even the maddest of gods couldn't have dreamt up a more inspiring setting for the world's biggest, most exhilarating, most over-the-top festival. + more


Say hello to the new improved Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2015!


It's never been easier to buy tickets for EJ&BF events.


View or download the full brochure in PDF format (5MB)


The ever-popular Carnival is back. And it's as free as ever!