Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The top joke of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Always a highlight of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the annual announcement of the top Fringe joke of that year. Chosen by the public from a shortlist selected by comedians, fans of the Fringe wait with baited breath for the winner to be announced – and it never disappoints. This year, the winner was Olaf Falafel, surrealist Swedish comedian with …

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#MakeYourFringe with these Fringe Hacks

Since 2011, Virgin Money have been delighted to partner the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe by sponsoring the Street Events on the Royal Mile and Mound Precinct along with the Half Price Hut. We’ve been taking in everything the Fringe has to offer and here are our top 10 Fringe hacks to help you #MakeYourFringe: 1. Pack for all types weather. Edinburgh is …

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Virgin Money Half Price Hut

Continuing our sponsorship and partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for our ninth year, we are delighted with the return of the Virgin Money Half Price Hut on the Mound Precinct, just off Princes Street. No, it’s not a shed that we got in a sale – it’s the perfect place for all you Fringe-goers to grab yourself a bargain. …

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Making history on the historic High Street

When you think of historic streets you might think of Baker Street, Pigeon Street and, of course, Sesame Street but perhaps one of the most historic is Edinburgh’s very own High Street which is situated on the Royal Mile with the city’s Old Town. The Royal Mile starts from just outside Edinburgh Castle and stretches all the way down to …

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Calling all Fringe acts: we want to hear your recommendations

Fringe Performer

Trying to explain the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to someone who’s never been there is almost impossible. Trying to capture the vastness and range of the performances available during the month of August in Edinburgh requires a lot of visual help. So we thought we’d ask some experts to help us. Acts on acts We’re asking acts performing at this year’s …

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WINNERS CONTACTED: Win a truly epic Edinburgh Festivals experience

No matter where in the UK you live, you could be enjoying the epic final weekend of the Edinburgh Festivals in style with our competition – simply by showing or telling us that you’re a huge fan of performing arts. The competition With the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Edinburgh Film Festival and, of course, the biggest …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Tips for Edinburgh Locals

As locals, we have the privilege of hosting this fantastic month long festival in our beautiful city. It brings with it great responsibility and pride and it can, shall we say, alter the way you get around the city for a month. Check our these local tips for local people to ensure you get the most out of the Fringe. …

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Fancy a Fringe Freebie? Then spot the pigeon!

There is no better excuse to step into the unknown than if you can do it for free. Well with our High Street Fringe Voucher giveaway, you have the perfect excuse to treat yourself. During the month of August the Virgin Money Street Events Team will be helping us enhance your Fringe experience by giving away twenty lots of £25 …

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Hacks

Fringe Performer

Since 2011, Virgin Money have been delighted to partner the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe by sponsoring the Fringe on the High Street and the Half Price Hut. As well as painting the town red, we felt this partnership mirrored our ethos of doing things a bit differently. We’ve been taking in everything the Fringe has to offer and here are our …

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The 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in numbers

Wow, astound, impress or annoy your friends as you queue for your next show with these Fringe facts. Total Shows – 3548 Total venues – 317 Performances – 56,796 Countries represented – 55 International countries – 51 Free Shows – 697 Pay what you want shows – 260 Premiers – 1937 Ever wondered what the breakdown in  2018 Fringe genres …

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