Edinburgh Evening News announced that there are plans to mark the opening
of the Edinburgh Festival season with two events in Holyrood Park.
It is expected that these events will attract 100,000 spectators.
They will be:
- On Saturday August 7: Pipefest,
with an estimated 6,000 pipers who will march down the Royal Mile and
gather in Holyrood Park. This will be one of seven similar events
around the world, creating a continuous 24-hour programme of piping;
others will be held in New York, Ottawa, Hong Kong, Croft's Harbour and
Sydney - and where else?
- On Sunday August 8: Festival
Cavalcade. This has traditionally been held in Princes Street
but was held in Holyrood Park in 2009, with an attendance of 75,000.
Edinburgh Evening News: April 21,