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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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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Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:28 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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0 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:29 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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NNE 14 25 NNE 16 27 NNE 17 29 NNE 18 31 NNE 18 32 NNE 18 32 NNE 18 32 NNE 17 30
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Sunrise: 04:30 Sunset: 22:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:30 Sunset: 22:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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84% 86% 82% 73% 68% 68% 71% 80%
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Sunrise: 04:31 Sunset: 22:02 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 2 July 2017)
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0 0 1 3 6 3 2 0
Sunrise: 04:32 Sunset: 22:01 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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