Before the pandemic hit, Brighton Fringe was the largest arts festival in England. The aim of this year’s festival is to return to these heights with over 300 events lined up. If you’ve gotten used to attending digital events there are 132 of these for your enjoyment, while those itching to return to in-person gatherings have 230 offerings to choose from.
Brighton Fringe has not been discouraged from inviting international acts to perform this year either, as there will be 53 events from 15 countries, including 16 international collaborations. This is made possible by support from the Dutch Arts Council and local charity the Pebble Trust, which has provided funds for the festival since 2011. The festival also announced that they received £143,000 as part of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Like many other organisations in the past year, Brighton Fringe has had to adapt their approach to Covid-19 restrictions, as well as take a strong environmental stand. They have scrapped brochures and have instead focused their efforts on their website and app, which iOS users can find here and Android users here.
Tickets will be made available to the general public on 16 of April. If you’re curious about ticket prices, 62 events are priced at £5 and under, and 44 are completely free, while 23 events are following ‘name your price’ ticketing to accommodate all budgets.
Showing support for events such as Brighton Fringe after the difficulties of the past year is more important than ever. As official Youth Media Partner for the festival, Voice Magazine will be a hub for all things Brighton Fringe, so watch this space!
You can also follow the festival on social media through #CelebrateFringe.