Virgin Money has been the SCO's Principal Sponsor and headline sponsor of Edinburgh's much loved Fireworks Concert since 2011.
Over 400,000 fireworks, in hundreds of firing sequences, are launched from Edinburgh’s iconic castle all intricately choreographed to music performed live by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the biggest annual fireworks concert in the world.
The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings together families and communities from across the city and beyond to enjoy one of the country’s most popular events. An audience estimated to be in the region of 250,000 is drawn to various vantage points across the Scottish capital to hear and see the final celebration of Edinburgh’s summer festival season.
In July 2014, Andrew Nicholson, Head of Sponsorship at Virgin Money, said: “Virgin Money is delighted to announce a three year extension to our sponsorship of the Edinburgh International Festival’s Fireworks Concert.
“The Fireworks Concert is a fitting way to close the Edinburgh International Festival and we are extremely proud to play our part in bringing people together to celebrate what makes Edinburgh such an exciting place to live, work and visit.”
Roy McEwan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, said: “We are delighted that Virgin Money has decided to continue to sponsor the Virgin Money Fireworks concert until at least 2017. Virgin Money is a strong player in Scotland’s corporate life and we are delighted with their continued engagement in Edinburgh’s cultural events.”