Fringe Entries Step Up A Gear!

PRESS RELEASE 13th February 2017 For immediate release

More than 30 entrants have already signed up for this summer’s Buxton Festival Fringe - over twice as many as at this time last year.

With the February 28th deadline for early-bird entries fast approaching, canny performers have been taking advantage of the discounted entry fee and enjoying early publicity as their shows and events are displayed on the What’s On pages of Buxton Fringe’s increasingly popular website

Currently the programme is dominated by music with exciting highlights including two Festival and Fringe collaborations (Ukrainian-born pianist Dinara Klinton and Celtic Gypsy Klezmer group Dodo Street Band), plus a local choir of 40-voices brought together by Folktronica artist Richard Navarro, Barbershop Singers, the acclaimed City of Manchester Opera and jazz singer Annette Gregory.

However there are already events in every category with Keith Large’s The Carrot Nappers and Luke Martin’s Lazarus in Comedy, the vibrant Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men in Dance, assorted music and magic from Opera North Youth Company, High Peak Magic Society and PB Theatricals in For Families, Scott Allsop’s live history podcast in Spoken Word, crowd-pleasers Fringe at Five and Fringe Sunday in Street Theatre, Burbage Art Group and The Great Dome Art Fair in Visual Arts and The Chelmorton Festival in Other Events.

The Fringe is of course renowned for its Theatre and with the newly re-homed Underground Venues still to submit its events, there is already a wide variety of entertainment showing up elsewhere in the town with weird science from Jeu Jeu La Foille, comic, nature-themed two-handers from TICTAC Theatre , a tense mining drama from Marde Hen Productions and a musical comedy from Dolls House.

This year's Fringe runs from Wednesday 5 to Sunday July 23 with the final deadline for the printed programme being Sunday April 16. Full details of how to enter are on the Fringe website. The printed programme will be distributed in Buxton and beyond from the beginning of June and launched at a special party at The Green Man Gallery, Buxton on Saturday June 3rd - all welcome.

Says Fringe chair Keith Savage: “There are exciting new developments and performers to look forward to already with plenty of big events due to be announced soon. We have a brilliant Festival and Fringe guaranteed for July in Buxton.”

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