It’s safe to say that Edinburgh is the world’s festival city and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is probably the most famous one out of 7 festivals that run throughout the Edinburgh summer season. Having released tickets for the Festival shows, the Fringe Society has definitely pleased hundreds of thousands of awaiting fans. The shows run from 2 to 26 August and are there to satisfy any taste.
This summer the Festival spreads all over the city by using 273 venues. The Fringe provides a great opportunity for young, unknown artists to progress their career and build up a good reputation. Those who have already established themselves in the performance industry, will be there to please the eye and ear of their followers. The Festival Fringe Society has no affect on the list of participants and totally relies on artists’ initiative and creativity to put up a show for the Festival. This means that anyone who can find a venue willing to host them can be included in the programme. This is the biggest arts festival on earth with 24,107 artists this year, and it is all about encouraging young talents to share their ideas and help them to progress to a bigger stage.
Visitors of the Fringe will be presented with various spectacular shows: everything and anything, from hilarious stand up comedy and physical theatre to stunning burlesque performances, music and opera, not to forget amazing shows for little ones. Also, new to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 are two art forms: Cabaret and Spoken Word.
During the whole Festival, The Royal Mile and the Mound Precinct are converted into a vast carnival area with exciting street performances and fun activities. Apart from shows, there are two Arts and Crafts markets where visitors can acquire gifts from Scottish craftsmen as well as exclusive Fringe products to make it a more memorable experience.
In addition to the official Fringe app, which allows you to book tickets, this year the Festival Fringe Society has introduced the Fringe Facebook ticketing app which enables browsing the programme, buying tickets and sharing customers’ Fringe plans all through Facebook.
For more details, check www.edfringe.com
Don’t forget to download your free Edinburgh for less app, which includes a searchable street and bus map, as well as a number of discount codes.