Scotland’s iconic fireworks concert, sponsored by Virgin Money

The Virgin Money Fireworks concert brought the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival to a stunning close as the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh Castle.

More than 400,000 fireworks were launched during the concert in a display synchronised perfectly to music performed live by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Alongside the 1812 Overture, the 55-stong orchestra also played Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Mendelssohn’s War March of the Priests from Athalie, and Debussy’s Marche Écossaise.

Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, with visitors to the Scottish capital joining residents to fill Princes Street Gardens and surrounding streets to enjoy the annual finale to the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world’s most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts - for everyone.


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