All systems go for Fringe 2010

PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release Nov 1st 2009

The waiting game is nearly over for would-be performers at next year's Buxton Festival Fringe (July 7-25 2010).

Participants can make their application online from Friday November 7, when the Fringe website goes live for entries with performers and exhibitors able to find out all the details they need, including advice on venues, on the updated Entrants' Info section. It has never been easier to enter the Fringe - entrants can fill in the form online and also pay online.

Says Fringe chair Stephanie Billen: 'Our 30th anniversary Fringe featured many more events than ever before and we're hoping for a bumper crop again in 2010. In view of the straitened circumstances everyone is in this year, the entry fees have been frozen at last year's prices - from November 7th 2009 until February 28th 2010 you only pay £45, from March 1st to 31st the entry fee is £65 and from April 1st to 24th (the strict, final deadline for the printed programme) it is £80 - so the earlier you enter, the cheaper it is.'

Stephanie adds: 'Now that the Fringe is so big we need to start processing the entries earlier. If you enter early you get your details immediately displayed on the website so it is also a way of publicising yourself for longer. I'm pleased to say that many of our entrants took advantage of the special rates last year.'

The Fringe does not select or censor and entries traditionally come from a wide variety of the arts including music, drama, visual arts, dance, film, comedy as well as workshops, walks and talks.

Anyone keen to become involved behind the scenes or who has an interest in the Fringe is invited to contact Stephanie via Send message to Info or attend the AGM at the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton on Wednesday November 11th at 7.30pm.

For further information and interviews, Send message to Press