German performers at this year's Edinburgh festivals

14 July 2017
Edinburgh cityscape at dusk

Edinburgh festival season 2017

Each year in August the Edinburgh festival season attracts thousands of performers and spectators from all over the world across numerous venues in the Scottish capital. We have collected the German acts participating this year.

Volker Kutscher

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world and in 2017 will feature over 800 events. As always a number of German writers have been invited to speak at the festival, with events for both children and adults.

Getting ready for Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The 2017 edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe welcomes a range of performers from Germany. Featuring comedy, contemporary dance, cabaret, classical music and much more there is – as always – something for everyone in the programme.

Trio Zimmermann

Germans musicians at Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival once again welcomes a number of musicians from Germany in 2017, including Christian Tetzlaff, René Pape, Camillo Radicke and the Trio Zimmermann. Dorothea Röschmann and Werner Güra even star at the Opening Concert.

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In Focus: German music and British musicians in Germany


In the latest edition of our 'In Focus' series, we take a look at how German cities inspired British musicians such as David Bowie and The Beatles. Additionally, we look at some German artists who are making waves with slightly different music to what is usually exported from Germany. With the festival season in full-swing, we've compiled a list of the best Germany has to offer to fans of all types of music!