Brighton Fringe Festival tickets to go on sale

Abbey Road Credit Simon Dack

Tickets for the Brighton Fringe Festival (7-30 May 2011) are set to go on sale on 2 March 2011. Friends of the Fringe have been snapping up hot tickets since they became available last week, and the first Fringe ticket sold was for the Brighton Beach Boys and the Psychedlic Love Orchestra’s gig, Pop Dream vs Abbey Road to take place in St George’s Church on the corner of Abbey Road.

This year, the Fringe is celebrating its 5th anniversary, and there will be several very special events in celebration, like a live art collaboration taking place between Citroën, the Fringe headline sponsor, and the visual arts sponsor artrepublic. Street Art has always been a favourite form of expression for artrepublic and the Fringe, which is why artrepublic will be commissioning a street artist to transform a Citroën into a mobile work of art during a live outdoor art event.

The festival programme also includes the Hendricks Horseless Carriage of Curiosities, a converted 19th century rail carriage which will feature a programme of literary events and workshops with authors like Stella Duffy and Polly Samson from 19 – 30 May. The Horseless Carriage will also be home to Bompas & Parr gastro-delights and ‘Gin in Literature’ tastings.

Also on tap at The Fringe Festival is free family entertainment on 7, 21, 28 May at Fringe City, the festival’s outdoor showcase. Programmed this year by Zap Art, Fringe City will include dance-offs, daring acrobatics, Fringe entertainment, and the Heliosphere, an extraordinary aerobatic show. A spinning, spiralling acrobat will be suspended over the audience beneath a helium balloon and making the impossible possible by flying, spinning and swooping down over the audience – Hint: watch your hats!

In addition to these exciting events, the Fringe also includes a line up of comedy (including Grannys Gone Wild and the Late Night Gimp Show), poetry readings and literature talks,  theatre, music, and fashion, giving visitors the chance to catch a specific show which drew them to the event plus several shows which they may have otherwise known nothing about but will definitely love.

So that visitors can stay on track and up to date with what’s on when, the festival has created the iFringe app – available at www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk or in the iTunes store.

Tickets go on sale for the Fringe event on 2 March 2011.

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