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6 reasons why every music group should perform at Edinburgh Fringe

Sep 02, 2019

Stepping onto the streets of Edinburgh Fringe is like stepping through the looking glass. Where the weird, the wonderful, the funny, the thought-provoking and the darn right spectacular all come out to play – the Fringe is a cocktail of artistic and cultural magnificence. So why wouldn’t you want to be a part of it?

Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is probably one of the best things you can do with your music group. Whether you’re a choir, band or an orchestra, the Fringe has a place for you – whatever your repertoire. It’s pretty much the perfect platform for you to put on a show to a ready-made audience, where the atmosphere is always buzzing. And to see your name in the programme is always exciting!


6 reasons to perform at Edinburgh Fringe
  • It’s suitable for all group types
  • Venues range from churches, gardens, bars, halls, theatres and underground spaces – but we’ll match your group to the best-suited venues
  • With lots of tourists milling around, you’re almost always guaranteed a ready-made audience
  • We’ll guide you through every step of the application process
  • We’ll create publicity material and help promote your concerts
  • Enjoy hundreds of shows and acts in your spare time

Edinburgh Fringe has been named the UK’s top experience by Lonely Planet

How we’ll help secure your place at the festival
  • The Fringe applications can usually be accessed online from the beginning of March, so we often ask for information about your group’s show to be supplied by the end of February. That way we have time to make any tweaks and fill in the gaps.
  • However, we’ll ask you about your venue requirements well ahead of the final deadline to match and reserve the venues best suited to your group.
  • We also like to book your accommodation around a year in advance, as places fill up fast!
  • We’ll guide you through all the information needed, including show name, show copy for the programme and website, ticketing details, image requirements and more.
  • We’ll provide samples of past show copy, so you know what to aim for in your application.
  • We’re on-hand to answer any questions, no matter how big or small. Simply put, we’re here for you every step of the way.


Take Note Community Choir’s experience…

Take Note Community Choir from Devon recently joined in the 2019 Fringe festivities for the first time, performing 3 concerts in some of Edinburgh’s most beautiful churches. Party leader and Musical Director, Katy Baker, shares her experience…


Describe your tour in a nutshell

“A brilliantly organised, life changing and unforgettable trip that has made us a better choir and better friends.”

What was the best moment?

“Really hard to pick just one! Personally, it was the moment before our first performance when the steward asked me what time I would like to let people in as there was a big queue!
I had not expected much of an audience… and after the same performance when the audience clapped and clapped and clapped for ages until it just got a bit awkward!”

Read our review of their first performance



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