Edinburgh Festivals Cavalcade

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  • 31 July 2008

This article is from 2008.

Edinburgh Festivals Cavalcade

Our toon cavalcade

The warning signs have been building for weeks: large parties of Italian teenagers in rucksacks occupying whole stretches of pavement, posters of vaguely-familiar looking comedians obscuring bus shelters and funny dressed people eating fire on the Royal Mile. As any self-respecting Edinburgh resident knows, the final Horseman of Impending Festival is the commandeering of our main shopping thoroughfare by marching bands, Ladyboys, and excitable dance troupes on the backs of articulated lorries. The Scottish Sun Edinburgh Festivals Cavalcade is a great, big celebration of everything this city does best during August, with well over 80 floats, bands and street performers, as well as local community groups and entertainers mingling with the crowds. Last year, mini motorcyclists, town criers, and the ever-reliable Ladyboys of Bangkok rubbed up against all-singing Victorian zombies. It’s just so Festival!

The Scottish Sun Edinburgh Festivals Cavalcade leaves Waverley Bridge, 2.30pm, Sun 2 Aug. See www.edinburghcavalcade.com for further info.

Edinburgh Festivals' Cavalcade

With floats from all aspects of the Edinburgh Festivals, as well as community groups and commercial ventures and the entire cast of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the cavalcade returns to Holyrood Park. Before and after the procession through the city there is the chance to see some of the acts performing in Holyrood Park.

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