Edinburgh fireworks 2022: Festival fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle will not take place this year

The fireworks display traditionally held at the end of the Edinburgh International Festival will not take place this year.

The popular event, which has been the traditional sign-off for the event did not take place in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid restrictions.

And there will be no display to end the 75th anniversary of the festival – with a large scale event taking place at Princes Street Garden featuring a live performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra in the Edinburgh Playhouse being streamed to the Ross Bandstand.

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Fireworks have signalled the end of the Festival since 1982 with a 45-minute showing usually attracting over 250,000 spectators.

There will be no fireworks to end the Festival this year
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Princes Street Gardens is usually ticketed for the event, with other vantage points in Edinburgh proving popular to watch the spectacle.

A spokeswoman for the Edinburgh International Festival said: "We won't be staging the fireworks this year due to planning times coming out of the pandemic.

"However, we will still have a large-scale free event in Princes Street Gardens."