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What’s on at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2018?

It’s that time of year when all thoughts turn to summer and the festivities happening in the Scottish capital. Here in Edinburgh, famously known as the Festival City, our streets, venues and public spaces will soon be alive with the sound of music, performance and entertainment. And, one of the best events to takes place in the city will be the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2018. 

Programme announced for Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

This year, the line-up proves to be as great as ever. Taking place from 13th to 22nd July 2018, the music festival will feature talented artists from all over the world. These include, Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Davina and The Vagabonds, Juno, Curtis Stigers, and Hot Club Gypsy Swing. Running for 10 days, there will be jazz and blues concerts taking place in various venues across the city. These include Festival Theatre, Rose Theatre, The Jazz Bar, and Spiegeltent on George Square, as well as many public space, pubs, cafes and art galleries. From boogie woogie and swing jazz, to soulful blues and acoustic sets, there’s something for everyone. To find out what’s on in Edinburgh during this year’s festival, check out the full programme.

Free Music at Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras in Edinburgh is one of the most popular events during the festival. Taking place in the Grassmarket on Saturday 14th July 2018, this event has plenty of live music on multiple stages. And, best of all – it’s free! The party atmosphere will get you in the mood, as the New Orleans-style carnival comes to Edinburgh. So, pack your dancing shoes, and get ready to dance to swing and blues in our historic city.

Central Accommodation Close to the Music

At Parliament House Hotel, you’re just a short walk to the shops, restaurants, bars and attractions in Edinburgh. And, you’re close to the many music venues that will host world-class artists during the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. So, take a look for our special festival offers, and book your stay for this fantastic annual event.

 

Whether you’re a jazz and blues enthusiast, or a newcomer, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has a fantastic mix of music and entertainment. So, book your stay at Parliament House and get ready for this vibrant festival which is packed with groove and soul.

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