Information on festival programme launches can be found here. In addition, links to critics’ recommendations will be found at the bottom of the page.
Edinburgh International Festival
Fergus Linehan announced the full details of the programme for the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival on Wednesday 6th April, 2016. The programme brochure can be viewed online or downloaded in pdf format.
What the Scotsman critics say appeared soon afterwards.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The 2016 Fringe programme was launched on Wednesday 8th June. The detailed, and very useful launch document can be found here.
Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of Scottish performance on the Edinburgh Fringe. It is supported through the Scottish Government’s Expo Fund. The 2016 showcase features 19 dance, music and theatre shows.
Lyn Gardner’s thoughts on this year’s festival in The Guardian are always a must for any serious punter who is looking for some clues in what to go and see among the 3,000+ shows on offer.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Edinburgh Art Festival
Elements of the programme for the 2016 festival was announced on Wednesday 23rd March, 2016. Details can be found on the festival’s website. The full programme will be announced in May.
The Edinburgh International Magic Festival
The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
The Edinburgh International Film Festival
After many pre-announcements the full programme was finally launched on Wednesday 25th May, 2016. See the website for full details. Initial articles in the media can be found in The Skinny, STV News and The Scotsman.
Recommendations from critics and others
I will place selected links here as they appear until early August.
Various articles on highlights of the Edinburgh International Festival are scattered about in the culture section of The Scotsman.