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Six Nations Fanzone to open at Edinburgh's Festival Village

As the Six Nations is just around the corner, finding a place to watch the games with friends and a drink or two can be tricky.

Published: February 1, 2022
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The Festival Village in Edinburgh will be hosting a Six Nations Fanzone, which will be showing every game.

Dates of the Festival Village Fanzone

The fanzone will be available from 5 February until 19 March.

What to expect

Every Six Nations game will be broadcast from huge HD screens that have been installed around the village.

For those worried about Scotland in the winter, there are heaters and the venue is sheltered from the elements.

After the games there will be live music from exciting, up-and-coming local artists, performing from Festival Village’s two stages.

Festival Village is a dog friendly venue, so even your four-legged friends can enjoy the Fan Zone atmosphere at Edinburgh’s biggest outdoor beer garden.

Not even the weather can dampen spirits, since the Festival Village is fully sheltered with plenty of heaters.

Food and drink

Festival Village has partnered with local street food vendors Brothers Poutinerie, Say Cheese, Pizza Geeks and Butcher Boy to offer a range of good food.

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Brothers Poutinerie offer traditional Canadian Poutine with a Scottish twist, Say Cheese are specialists in all things cheesy, especially their tasty toasties, while Pizza Geeks’ freshly made, Neapolitan inspired pizzas are not to be missed and Butcher Boy’s succulent burgers are simple but delectable.

For drinks, pints of Tennents and Guinness are available, as well as local spirits Edinburgh Gin and Smugglers Spirits.

Six Nations match dates

Dates of the matches are: 5th Feb, 6th Feb, 12th Feb, 13th Feb, 26th Feb, 27th Feb, 11th March, 12th March, 19th March.

Bookings

The team said: "The Festival Village is located right on top of Waverley station, hop right off the train or tram and step right in.

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"There’s no need to book, it’s walk-ins only, so join us at Festival Village for the Six Nations. No matter which team you get behind, everyone is welcome."

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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