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MagicFest Announces 7th Magical Year Programme & Launches a New MagicFair at Summerhall

Posted: 27th April 2016

Seekers of wonder and amazement are invited to ‘lose themselves in magic’ this summer as the Edinburgh International Magic Festival celebrates its 7th magical year as the UK’s biggest festival of innovative and cutting-edge magic, 1st – 8th July.

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Edinburgh will sparkle with an enchanting programme of world-class magic events, unforgettable performances, and jaw-dropping stunts from some of the greatest illusionists, mindreaders and accomplished magicians from around the world.

  • Three day MagicFair at Summerhall – a brand new multi-space experience with family events and late night sessions
  • Matinee performance added to MagicFest Gala at the Festival Theatre
  • Magic School, Secret Room and Magic à la Carte Dinner
  • Grand Prix World Magic Champion Hector Mancha joins MagicFest line-up
  • The legendary Juan Tamariz (‘El Maestro’) performs live for the first time in Scotland
  • Show premieres from Kevin Quantum, Colin Cloud, BBC’s R. Paul Wilson, and debut performances at the Festival from Vincent Gambini and David Gerard
  • Korean magic company from the world’s only magic college, featuring the Asian Champion of Magic
  • City centre Magic Hunt for children and adults, and FREE magic performances at Krispy Kreme stores in the run up to the Festival

Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director of MagicFest, commented: “This year we have arguably one of the greatest living legends in magic, Juan Tamariz, and one of the greatest up-and-coming stars, Hector Mancha, both featuring at the Festival. It’s our biggest line-up to date with the launch of MagicFair, free entry for under 7s, and the addition of a matinee performance at the Gala Show, allowing us to share magic and its top stars with more people than ever before. Watch out for surprises around the city too!”

Click read the Media Release 2016

MagicFest Programme 

All Events Online 

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