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Virgin Money Fringe Festival High Street Events

This years sees Virgin Moneys eighth year of sponsorship and partnership with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Marking this milestone is the relaunch of the Virgin Money Street Events on the High Street. A must for all festival- goers, the High Street is a great starting point for any Fringe visit and with over 250 shows a day there is always something to see… plus it’s free!

The new high street design includes brand new , fully accessible stages, spectacular entrance archways, specially programmed showcases, hundreds of brightly coloured pigeons and a few extra surprises. One might say it will be “selfie-tastsic”

The redevelopment will also make the Virgin Money Street Events more accessible than before with dedicated viewing areas for those with access needs, BSL interpreted performances, fully accessible stages and sensory backpacks available for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Andrew Nicholson, Head of Sponsorship at Virgin Money said:

We’re excited to see this year’s brand new look for the Virgin Money Street Events. The Royal Mile is the heart of the Fringe and the place so many people get their first taste of this wonderful, exuberant and brilliant festival. The new look, with a few surprises, celebrates this spirit and the amazing city that host the world’s biggest arts festival.

During the Fringe there will be over 1,200 groups performing hundreds of shows each day, giving you the opportunity to try before you buy.  There will be music, magic and circus, street performers, living statues, arts and craft markets and festival favourites. Highlights include:

  • West Parliament Square Spectacular, which takes place most days at 1;15 pm and 8:15 pm
  • Fringe Sunday Comedy on the Mercat Stage, every Sunday at 1 pm. From from 10 to 12 August
  • Lets Circus will bring their aerial rig to the High Street to Host some of the Fringes’s best aerial performers
  • The Big Showcase will take place on West Parliament Square at 1:15 on 19 August

Don’t forget if you are hitting up social media with your snaps from the Fringe this year to include the hashtags #IntoTheUnknown and #EdFringe