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EIF ends in a blaze of box office glory

posted 3 Sep 2012, 11:07 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 3 Sep 2012, 11:11 ]

After a run which saw organisers face power cuts and floods as well as competition from the London Olympics and Paralympics, the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) drew to a close last night on a high with a record amount of takings and ticket sales.

Figures released yesterday (show box office takings reached a record £2.83 million, up 9 per cent on last year, with an 11 per cent increase in the number of tickets sold compared with 2011.

The capital’s festivals season came to a spectacular finale last night with the annual fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle.