Brighton Fringe returns for 2019

The Brighton Fringe festival returns for another month of comedy, art and music by the sea. 

Celebrating its 13th instalment as an independent charity,  over 1000 events are set to take place in Brighton between May 3rd and June 2nd, with 30% of all the acts being staged by locally based artistic companies.

Workers assembling the Jubilee Square stage as part of The Great Escape festival. The Great Escape runs in tandem with the Brighton Fringe for 3 days.

In 2018, Brighton’s Fringe attracted audiences of over 596,000 people, making it the largest open arts festival in England.

Admission for over 200 of the events set to take place at the Brighton Fringe remains free of charge.

Amelia Groves, a student at the University of Sussex, attributes the success of the festival to its accessibility. 

She said: “I think it’s the quality of the entertainment for how little you pay which makes this festival so special. Me and my friends look forward to it every year, despite the budgets we’re on.” 

A map of the Fringe found in the back cover of all festival programmes.

However, not all are so pleased. 

To find out why one Brighton local is not so enthusiastic about the festival, listen to the soundbite below:

Featured at this year’s Fringe will once again be a large number of comedy acts, making up a third of the total events.

Over the course of the month, Brighton’s pubs, bars and other venues will host some of the nation’s brightest up and coming comedians, many of whom will be performing for free.

Nick Horseman is one such up and coming comedian making his Brighton Fringe debut this year.

Having performed one show already, Nick is returning to the Caroline of Brunswick on May 20th for another performance at 8:15 pm.

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