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The annual Edinburgh International Festival will be back and better than ever in 2012, according to organisers.
The event, which features world class new and classic drama, opera, music, dance and visual spectacles, falls between the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Festival Director Jonathan Mills is keen to ensure the Festival perfectly compliments "the world’s greatest cultural and sporting events".
"I determined early in my directorship of the International Festival that we should plan on a scale of ambition that was commensurate with this opportunity, creating a programme that was uplifting, vibrant and energetic, in order to ensure that the benefits of the Olympics are spread across the country and that the Festival delivers on this opportunity for Scotland."