Why is it called a Fringe Festival? Not being part of the official programme of the International Festival didn’t stop these performers, they just went ahead and staged their shows on the fringe of the Festival anyway, coining the phrase and our name – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
What happens at the Fringe festival? The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. For three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste.
Will there be an Edinburgh festival 2022? The Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 starts on Friday, August 5 and ends on Saturday, August 29. Just shy of being on for the entirety of August, the festival this year will last for 25 days, or three and a half weeks.
What’s the biggest Fringe Festival? The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste.