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About

Co-ordinated by Anna Christopherson, owner of the award-winning Boda Bar Group, Chill Fest Leith is an independent event designed to showcase the very best of Leith’s diverse drinking holes this summer.

Escape the madness of Edinburgh city centre during Fringe season, and head to Leith for a much more laid-back festival instead. Throughout the whole of August, you’ll be able to enjoy £5 signature cocktails at Chill Fest partner bars across EH6.

The partner bars are working collaboratively to create an exciting programme for festival-goers to look forward to this August, each with their very own unique Leith flavour. From exclusive events and mixology masterclasses to live music, DJs and talks, Chill Fest-goers are set for a neat summer with a twist.

Festival passes (valid for the duration) cost just £5 and on showing it to the bartender you will be entitled to our partner bar’s signature cocktail for just £5.

Proceeds from the wristbands will go to Leith-based charity, The Junction. Supporting the health and wellbeing of young people in North East Edinburgh, The Junction is a safe, friendly, confidential centre which provides education and support for those aged 12-21.

Sponsored by Kinrara Distillery

Chill Fest is sponsored by Kinrara Distillery, the home of hand-crafted Highland spirits. Their Highland Dry Gin uses locally-sourced botanicals to create a slightly floral, juniper-led gin with a long, subtle orange finish.

Keep an eye out for Kinrara Gin behind the bars of some of our favourite watering holes in Leith as you make your way around the Chill Fest trail.

Sponsored by Central Taxis

Chill Fest is also sponsored by Central Taxis, Edinburgh’s favourite taxi fleet. They’ll get you home safely this summer - they’ve been Edinburgh’s most reliable taxi company for over 50 years, with over 1,100 drivers across the city.

Booking a taxi with Central Taxis couldn’t be easier - just download the app, book online or call 0131 229 2468.