Fergus Linehan

Festival Director

Short Bio

Fergus Linehan is Festival Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, a world-leading performing arts festival serving an international audience of over 400,000 every August. He began his career producing work for independent companies in Dublin before going on to direct the Dublin Theatre Festival. In 2004 he took up the role of Artistic Director of Sydney Festival, before becoming Head of Music at Sydney Opera House in 2010. He then took the post of Festival Director of Vivid LIVE, Sydney’s annual event celebrating popular music and digital art, where he continued for two years until 2014.  


Van Cleef & Arpels
Prize for Ballet 2021

€ 1,000

Coppélia: The fourth industrial revolution

United Kingdom
Edinburgh International Festival


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