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"We look forward to announcing details of an innovative digital 2020 programme soon to help in these celebrations.". They have also offered participants who have already paid the alternative of rolling their show registration forward to the 2021 Fringe to cover an equivalent show listing. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said the festivals would be "missed greatly". Fringe joins international, book and art festivals and military tattoo in pulling plug, First published on Wed 1 Apr 2020 12.16 BST. Tattoo organisers are hoping that they will be able to continue working close with current performers, suppliers, partners and stakeholders. Adek Berry/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, a scrappier event devoted to comedy and theater. The Edinburgh International Book Festival’s organizers said they would “program a series of online events” to run in place of this year’s events. Every year visitors see some of the best and worst that the worlds of theatre, comedy and dance have to offer. “Our sympathies too are with the thousands of artists and participants directly affected by today’s decision – we will do everything we can to support you over the coming months.”. Get the Edinburgh stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter . Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Edinburgh's Christmas festival cancelled over crowd safety fears Edinburgh has pulled the plug on its money-spinning Christmas festival in the face of … Adam McVey, leader of City of Edinburgh Council, said: "Whilst we understand the absence of popular events will bring some disappointment, we want to be clear that Edinburgh's Christmas isn't cancelled and our businesses right across the city will be offering their usual festive cheer for us to take advantage of. US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? Edinburgh absence will be felt throughout arts world, hundreds of festivals and cultural events already cancelled because of coronavirus, last week tweeted, pleading “for the love of absolute god”. VideoStreet kids changing their lives with guitars, Salvaged Victorian signal box to become museum. “We hope that it will be possible for galleries, museums and production spaces across the city to reopen their doors in the coming months; and in the meantime, we will work creatively to find alternative ways to share the work of artists with audiences.“. 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"The Scottish government will work with the festivals and all partners to ensure they can build on their previous success and return to the stage in 2021.". "There will be no public events which might encourage gatherings of people at either Edinburgh's Christmas or Edinburgh's Hogmanay.". The comedian and co-host of BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, Angela Barnes, said it was a sad decision, but the right one. Alternatively Fringe supporters can donate or convert the ticket value to a gift voucher. The Edinburgh International Festival already announced earlier this month that they would offer full refunds to those who had already purchased tickets for the festival. Final push for Trump and Biden with a day to go, Top scientist's Covid warning angers White House, Mongolians battle to keep culture alive in China. 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