A platform for the flowering of the human spirit
Edinburgh International Festival
70 years later, Edinburgh has bloomed magnificently as the world’s Festival City, transformed beyond recognition by the International Festival – and its impact has pollinated cities across the globe, propagating new festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia. It has celebrated our highest artistic achievements, our imagination and creativity, our generosity and diversity.
Bringing together light and sound installations, large-scale illuminations and 3D-mapped projections onto Edinburgh’s iconic buildings, Bloom is an epic, outdoor, public art event that celebrates the joyful transformation of the city over the past 70 years, from the darkness and division of the post-war years to today’s explosions of colour and spectacle.
And to mark the International Festival’s very special anniversary, Bloom transforms not a single building, but instead inhabits an entire precinct of the city. It is an immersive environment of colour, texture, sounds and sensations that you will experience all around you, a magical night garden where images change at the speed of thought, and spread to far-flung places at the speed of light.