Virgin Money extend capital fireworks concert deal

VIRGIN Money will sponsor the annual fireworks concert that heralds the end of the Edinburgh festivals for a further three years, it was announced.

Virgin Money has extended its deal to sponsor the fireworks concert in Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow
Virgin Money has extended its deal to sponsor the fireworks concert in Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow

The next edition of the spectacular display will take place on Monday 31 August 2015, and will once again be a partnership between The Edinburgh International Festival, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Virgin Money.

Conductor Garry Walker has been confirmed for this year’s concert, tickets for which will go on sale with the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival programme on 28 March.

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Fergus Linehan, director of the International Festival, said: “It’s great that the International Festival can present an event on the scale of the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert to bring all our summer festivals to a big finale and offer everyone in the city a spectacular night out.

“I’d like to thank Virgin Money for committing the support for a further three years of fireworks concerts and look forward to developing the event with them and our event partners the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.”

Roy McEwan, chief executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, said: ‘I am very proud that the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has produced this excellent event for over 30 years, bringing classical music to many people across Edinburgh and beyond, through our broadcast partner Forth One.

He added: “I am delighted that Virgin Money will continue to support this event for a further three years”.

Andrew Nicholson, head of sponsorship marketing for Virgin Money, said: ‘Virgin Money is extremely proud to continue as headline sponsors of the Edinburgh Fireworks Concert and reaffirm our commitment to the city and people of Edinburgh. The Fireworks continue to wow audiences and leave a lasting impact upon those who witness the annual pyrotechnic extravaganza and the wonderful performances from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The Fireworks Concert is an established and fitting conclusion to the Edinburgh Festival.”