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6 Edinburgh Festivals to Look Out for in September 2018

The Edinburgh International Festival may be over but there are still plenty of fun Edinburgh festivals to look forward to in September! From exciting annual festivals like Edinburgh Mela and Doors Open Days to music festivals such as Midstock Festival and Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival, there’s something for everyone. To ensure you don’t miss out, we’ve selected 6 Edinburgh festivals taking place this September you should definitely keep an eye out for.

1. Midstock Festival

Known as Scotland’s ‘Biggest Small Festival’ Midstock invites families, music-lovers and party animals alike to Dalkeith Country Park to enjoy the late-summer sunshine. A mix of daytime fun for all the family and some of the biggest touring acts around, guarantees something for everyone. The family fun day and headline acts are not the only things to get excited about as there will bars serving Scottish ales and a range of local food stalls.

2. Edinburgh Mela Festival

Despite being the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is culturally rich and diverse. The Edinburgh Mela festival was designed to celebrate Scotland’s diverse culture and delivers a high-quality festival of music, dance and the wider arts from around the world. The festival’s main aim is to promote community cohesion and mutual understanding between our changing and diverse communities.

3. Ocean Film Festival

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour began in Australia. The vision of the festival is to inspire you to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans. The Ocean Film Festival UK Tour will screen over 2 hours of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films related to the ocean from independent filmmakers from across the globe. The festival will include a unique selection of films of varying lengths and topics.

4. Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival

The Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival is back! The festival is all about getting the best local, national and international performers together for an amazing day of music. This year the festival will be curated by the Edinburgh Blues Club who have shaped a fantastic contemporary lineup for 2018.

5. Rum Festival

The UK’s first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for its second year! Enjoy a bit of Caribbean sunshine with over 100 different rums, cocktails, food and music from around the globe. Throughout the event there will be live entertainment and dancing; talks from rum industry experts, plus plenty tasty food to buy. Don’t worry if you’re new to rum, there will be plenty of recommendations to start you off on your rum journey!

6. Doors Open Day Festival

We have to admit Doors Open Days is one of our favourite annual festivals! You’ll have the opportunity to peek behind doors which are normally closed to the public and the best bit is it’s all free. As well as a range of fantastic venues in Edinburgh, the event is Scotland wide. Keep an eye on our blog as we’ll be sharing a few Doors Open Day highlights with you soon!

When you need a break from all the fun…

Festivals are a lot of fun but they can also be very tiring. The great thing about staying in a Dickins holiday home is you’ll know that you’re returning to a comfortable and spacious home to relax. We think you’ll feel very at home in this comfortable, centrally located apartment at 24 Dublin Street Lane South.

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