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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Edinburgh castle

Fri 5 Aug - Mon 29 Aug 2016

As one of largest cultural events in the world the Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts a global audience who enjoy the best in music and the arts.

The festival began when groups of uninvited performers turned up to play at the newly formed Edinburgh International Festival. Even though they weren't on the official bill, this did not stop them from performing.

Over the next few years more and more groups arrived in Edinburgh and performed to whoever would listen, until 1959 when the Festival Fringe Society was created to respond to the growing trend.

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Thursday (27 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (28 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (30 April 2017)
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SE 12 22 ESE 13 23 SE 15 28 ESE 19 36 ESE 22 41 ESE 23 42 ESE 20 36 ESE 17 29
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (1 May 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (2 May 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (3 May 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: First quarter

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5-29 August - Check the Edinburgh weather forecast before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This year, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival features over 3,000 events over the three weeks. More than 21,000 performers take part in more than 30,000 performances at approximately 2,500 shows.

More than 1.8 million people visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to catch a glimpse of some of the most upcoming acts on the circuit. Check the official  Edinburgh Festival Fringe website for more information about the 2016 Fringe Programme.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe covers a wide variety of performances including:

  • Cabaret
  • Musical and Opera
  • Comedy
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Dance

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