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for the festival.

Before I waddle, overburdened, on to the train, I thought it'd be worth telling you what delights we have coming your way over the next three weeks. Aftewill be packing in four thousand shows a day so you don't have to, reviewing and tweeting as they go.

All of it, of course, will be online: our s the one to check for all the latest reviews, tip-offs and updates, plus a series of Culture Short videos we'll be making at the festival. Look out f's daily comedy notebook from Monday, and our tips on the new acts you should watch. If you're on Twitter, make sure you'reEdinburgh team, and  We've even put the festival's classiest tweeters, o you can follow them en masse. And if you're heading to the festival,– from the best festival chillout zones to the places to visit for a perfect hangover cure. And you'll be  you can plot our every move (well, nearly; maybe not the late-night kebab runs).

This year, more than ever, we want to hear from you. L so ta for those – we're checking them out as I write. If you're out and about at the festival, tweet your reviews (make sure you  our Ewe'll retweet the best and add them to our map, plus a selection of other good stuff we spot from around the festival. Thanks tu'll also be able to keep an eye see the handy chart on the righthand side of o

And, of course, if you spot any of us out and about at the festival (I'll be the one looking worried and wondering w have got to this year), do say hi. See you on the other side of the border.

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