Returning for its fourth edition, the non-profit and 100% volunteer-run multi arts festival will this year take place in the old Leith Theatre; with 10 days and nights of music, theatre, visual art, film and spoken word bringing the stunning venue back to life. Left derelict and decaying for 28 years, Hidden Door will provide the initial spark to get this art deco gem back up and running as a major Edinburgh arts venue and transform its empty spaces with the help of some of the best creative talent from Scotland and beyond.

The festival will be free to explore every day until 6pm, with tickets now on sale for the evening events.

Music highlights include two nights of live music in collaboration with The List – Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award winner Anna Meredith, alt-pop duo Bdy_Prts and Marnie (of Ladytron) on Friday 26 May and Scottish indie legends Idlewild with indie-pop from Hamish Hawk and alt-rock trio Dama Scout on Saturday 27 May.

Friday 2 June welcomes another major collaboration as Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival presents Gnabgnab, renowned rapper/saxophonist Soweto Jazz and 9-piece Riot Jazz headlining with their twisted mix of funk, soul, hip hop and aggressive jazz.

The final weekend brings more multi-instrumentalist mayhem with Hidden Orchestra headlining Saturday 3 June and we close the festival on Sunday 4 June with a fantastic and unique collaboration between Hidden Door favourites Tinderbox Orchestra on stage with another cherished SAY Award winner, Kathryn Joseph.

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