The Edinburgh Festivals API is an ambitious project which aims to create open access to the event listings data of Edinburgh’s 12 major Festivals.

Edinburgh is the world’s favourite Festival city with over 43 000 performances taking place across the 12 Festivals year round- so there is a lot of data here! We’re excited to be able to open this up to let third-party developers interact with what is on offer.

However, there are some terms and conditions for using the Edinburgh Festivals API, so please make sure you’re up to speed with them before accessing the data.

What's available

The API allows access to listings data for Edinburgh Festivals which is publically available at the time, usually shortly after each festival's public launch. The twelve participating festivals are:

Festival 2012 2013 2014 2015 Notes
Imaginate Festival YES YES YES YES
Edinburgh International Science Festival YES YES YES Partial Some drop-in sessions and exhibitions are currently missing - we are working with the Science Festival to get these listed as soon as possible.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo YES YES YES YES
Edinburgh International Film Festival YES YES YES 27th May 2015
Edinburgh International Festival YES YES YES YES
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival YES YES YES YES
Edinburgh Festival Fringe YES YES YES Partial Publication dates
Edinburgh Art Festival YES YES YES Summer 15
Edinburgh Mela YES YES YES Summer 15
Edinburgh International Book Festival YES YES YES June 15
Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival YES YES YES Autumn 15
Edinburgh's Hogmanay YES YES YES Winter 15
Access to Edinburgh Festival Fringe listings is subject to approval.

If you would like to find out more about other Edinburgh Festivals projects then you can read more at the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab .

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