The First Release of Brighton Fringe events is announced on 12 December featuring everything from musical celebrations of Kate Bush, ABBA and Aretha Franklin to an Alice in Wonderland ballet.

Over 360 events have already registered to be part of Brighton Fringe 2020, with the First Release of tickets on sale to Friends of Brighton Fringe from today (Thurs 12 Dec) and on general sale from Fri 13 Dec.

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In a new scheme, almost 200 events will be offering a 10% discount on tickets during the First Release sale period (12 Dec– 19 Feb) to local Brighton & Hove residents. This will be limited to four tickets per person.

Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe CEO, says: “As Brighton Fringe continues to grow in scale and scope, we have wanted to give audiences more time to browse and buy tickets. This is the third year that we have released tickets on sale early, and we’ve seen a massive increase in demand over that time, and this year it is also a great opportunity to grab a local resident discount too. It’s a brilliant alternative Christmas present and will bring a bit of Brighton Fringe spirit to warm the coldest of winter evenings.”

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The First Release also includes eight bursary winners, many of whom are taking part in Brighton Fringe for the first time. They have had their registration fees paid for through the Brighton Lions bursaries, Encore Insure bursaries, Irene Mensah bursaries and the Michael Graney bursary to kick start their career in the arts at Brighton Fringe.

 

There is still up to £5,500 available in bursary funding for those wanting to take part in Brighton Fringe 2020. Encore Insure bursary winner Katrina Quinn says: “I can’t wait to bring a brand new show to Brighton Fringe and share it in a city I love, a city that played a vital role in both the poetic and dancing journeys of my life.”

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Brighton Fringe stalwarts are taking part too. This list includes The Noise Next Door, Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra, and Geoffrey Mead whose walking tours are part of Brighton Fringe for the 12th time. Geoffrey says: “My Brighton Fringe walks are a great way to do a host of my favourite things; telling people about the geography, history and landscape of my home city, walking in the less well-known bits of the city and meeting such a nice set of people…and I get paid! Win-win situation!”

Registration for Brighton Fringe 2020 closes at midday on Fri17 Jan. If you’re interested in taking part visit: www.brightonfringe.org/take-part

The full Brighton Fringe 2020 programme will be announced on Fri 21 Feb when tickets will be on sale to Friends of Brighton Fringe, before going on general sale at midday on Fri 28 Feb.

Brighton Fringe returns to venues across Brighton & Hove (and beyond) on Fri 1 – Sun 31 May 2020

www.brightonfringe.org