Edinburgh Cocktail Week to be biggest yet

THE organisers of Edinburgh Cocktail Week have said that this year’s festival will be the biggest yet, with 120 bars confirmed to take part.

Taking place between 7th and 16th October, the event will see bars across the city offering £5 signature cocktails, with the Cocktail Village at Festival Square hosting a range of cocktail bars in addition to live music from acts including Callum Beattie, Swedish pop star Lilly Ahlberg and Scottish band High Fade.

Members of the public can access the Cocktail Village by purchasing a wristband, which also allows them to access the £5 festival cocktails at the participating venues.

“We’re thrilled to be returning for our fifth year this autumn,” said Gary Anderson of Edinburgh Cocktail Week.

“We are always warmly welcomed by the local bar community and it’s great to see new and more bars taking part than ever before.

“It’s important that we continue to develop our festival year-on-year and continue to offer our visitors a memorable and unique visit at Edinburgh Cocktail Week.

“With music such a popular element of the Cocktail Village, we’re excited to welcome headline acts to the Music Stage this year that we’re sure will get everyone dancing and singing along.

“We are also introducing other new elements to this year’s festival, with exciting new pop-ups, spaces and experiences in the Cocktail Village, and our most diverse programme of events happening across the city. All will be revealed in due course.”