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The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert is the spectacular annual event which brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a close.

On Monday 29 August at 9.30pm, the event closes the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival with over 4 tonnes of explosives and 400,000 fireworks choreographed to live orchestral music will light up the sky against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, in what is the largest annual fireworks concert in the world.

This year the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted the exceptional Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska, will celebrate the greatest love story ever told: Prokofiev’s vibrant Romeo and Juliet- featuring the swaggering ‘Dance of the Knights’, well-known as the theme from The Apprentice – and Bernstein’s flamboyant ‘Symphonic Dances’ from West Side Story, accompanied by an awe-inspiring display created by international fireworks wizard Keith Webb of Pyrovision.

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Tickets for the Concert are still available via Hub Tickets. They can be bought in person at the Hub, by phone on 0131 473 2000, or online at

Perth Gazette is giving away two pair of tickets and to be in a chance to win this fabulous competition – all you need to do is answer this question and write a little review about Perth Gazette.

Q: How many fireworks explode over Edinburgh Castle during the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert?

To clarify, you must answer the question and provide a wee review on your user experience with Perth Gazette or the entry will not be counted.

Competition closes on Wednesday 24th of August at 19:00.

Good Luck!

Competitions terms and conditions are here.