MagicFest – Win Tickets

MagicFest announces its 7th Magical Year programme and launches a new MagicFair at Summerhall. Lose yourself in magic 1st – 8th July.

Edinburgh will sparkle with an enchanting programme of world-class magic events, unforgettable performances, and jaw-dropping stunts from some of the greatest illusionists, mindreaders and accomplished magicians from around the world.

Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director of MagicFest, commented… ‘This year we have arguably one of the greatest living legends in magic, Juan Tamariz, and one of the greatest up-and-coming stars, Hector Mancha, both featuring at the Festival. It’s our biggest line-up to date with the launch of MagicFair, free entry for under 7s, and the addition of a matinee performance at the Gala Show, allowing us to share magic and its top stars with more people than ever before. Watch out for surprises around the city too!’

MagicFest includes:

  • Three day MagicFair at Summerhall – a brand new multi-space experience with family events and late night sessions
  • Magic School, Secret Room and Magic à la Carte Dinner
  • Grand Prix World Magic Champion Hector Mancha joins MagicFest line-up
  • The legendary Juan Tamariz (‘El Maestro’) performs live for the first time in Scotland
  • Show premieres from Kevin Quantum (pictured), forensic mindreader Colin Cloud, BBC’s R. Paul Wilson, and debut performances at the Festival from Vincent Gambini and David Gerard
  • Korean magic company from the world’s only magic college, featuring the Asian Champion of Magic
  • City centre Magic Hunt for children and adults, and FREE magic performances at Krispy Kreme stores in the run up to the Festival

kevinFamily oriented morning sessions at MagicFair offer free entry to under 7s, who can enjoy Magic School workshops, wand-crafting, treasure hunts and six different live shows, while afternoon sessions offer visitors of all ages a mixture of close-up, theatrical, and stage magic with performances from Jango Starr, Gary Dunn and Tricky Ricky.

During MagicFair Lates, Summerhall becomes a late night magic party for the over sixteens, with courtyard bars, cafes and street-food alongside the multiple shows and events. Performances range between horror magic, mentalists, hidden gambling dens, sleight of hand, and comedy – choose your own evening adventure, including sell-out Scottish mind-reader Colin Cloud in ‘Psyche’ – a 20 minute, fully interactive and potentially life changing conceptual experiment held in the Dissection Room.


Lothian Life has a pair of tickets to give away for MagicFair Lates on either the Friday, Saturday or Sunday night.

To enter the draw, simply email anne@lothianlife with the phrase ‘Edinburgh MagicFest’ in the subject bar.

Draw ends Wednesday 15th June at midnight.

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