Fringe30 needs you!

PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release January 6th 2009

2009 sees the 30th anniversary of the Buxton Festival Fringe - and Fringe30 looks to be bigger and better than ever.

Booking has opened for performers and exhibitors wanting to take part in the Fringe, which takes place from July 8-26 - as always there's expected to be a huge range of events covering the various categories of Comedy, Dance, Film, For Families, Music, Spoken Word, Street Theatre, Theatre, Visual Arts and Other Events.

Fringe chair Stephanie Billen says: 'It is absolutely central to the concept of the Fringe that we do not censor or select the events that take place during it. However, we are very keen to encourage participation in areas where, traditionally, there have been fewer entrants than others. This year we are particularly thinking of dance and film, both of which have featured in the Fringe, often very successfully, but which we would like to see more of in this special anniversary year.'

In fact a new initiative, Buxton Film Weekend, is among the the entries that have already started coming in to the Fringe this year.

Entry to the Fringe is via its website (, where entrants will find out all the details they need, including advice on venues, on the updated Entrants' Info section. It is so easy to enter the Fringe - you can fill your form in online and also pay online. The cost for entry is £45 from 7 November 2008 until 28 February 2009, £65 from 1 to 31 March and £80 from 1 to 25 April (the deadline for inclusion in the printed Fringe programme).