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Pop-up festival to take over forgotten vaults in Edinburgh

Hidden Door Festival
Image caption Hidden Door Festival, which is free during the day before 18:00, is expected to draw 5,000 people

A pop-up festival with live music, art installations, bars, a theatre and a cinema is to take over forgotten vaults in Edinburgh's Old Town.

The Hidden Door Festival, which runs for nine days starting on Friday, is housed in 24 vaults in Market Street.

The event has 80 visual artists, 50 live music acts, 40 film makers and 30 poets.

The festival, which is free during the day before 18:00, is expected to draw 5,000 people.

David Marin, The Hidden Door Festival's creative director, said: "This is the city of festivals, but there is a huge amount of talent right here on our doorstep that doesn't get a look-in.

"I wanted to create a festival made by Edinburgh, for Edinburgh, and invite talented individuals and acts from all over to come and join in with what we are doing."

Image caption The Hidden Door Festival has 80 visual artists, 50 live music acts, 40 film makers and 30 poets
Image caption The Hidden Door Festival, which runs for nine days starting on Friday, is housed in 24 vaults in Market Street

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