Roll up! Roll up!

Held on possibly the coldest evening for many, many years, and on the Brighton Palace Pier of all places (Horatio’s Bar has been given an excellent makeover and will be used extensively as a live venue), Brighton Fringe Festival launched the programme for this year (4th May-3rd June), of almost old fashioned telephone directory thickness. Lorriane Bowen (her of ‘The Crumble Song’ infamy) and Pual Diello were just some of the acts providing suitably quirky seaside-style entertainment in a Brighton style!

Containing hundreds of events and performances across almost all art and entertainment genres known to man – film, comedy, theatre, dance, music, clubs, spoken word, cabaret, visual arts – there is literally something for everyone in here. With nearly 1,000 unique events and over 4,000 performances, Brighton Fringe Festival is the largest fringe in England, and second only to Edinburgh in the UK.

Although music is historically not the strongest part of the Fringe, there is nevertheless a wide ranging number of events spanning classical to folk, and all points in-between. Highlights include the outstanding reggae band Resonators (10th May, Brighton Spiegeltent) performing as part of a Kemptown Carnival fundraiser, and Cate Ferris (18th May, The Brunswick).

Tickets are now on sale for all events.