EIF delays 2020 programme launch

Published: 16 March 2020
Reporter: David Chadderton

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival has delayed the announcement of its 2020 programme for "a number of weeks" due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

The programme was due to be launched on Wednesday 18 March, but has now been postponed until a future date.

The announcement from Executive Director Francesca Hegyi emphasised, "we are still planning to deliver a Festival this August," adding, "we are working as quickly as we can to provide certainty to everyone. Our focus remains on presenting the Festival, getting artists back on our stages and audiences back into concert halls and theatres as soon as it is safe to do so."