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Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 2019
July 23 - July 28
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, the Isle of Wight’s award winning arts festival, Ventnor Fringe will be from 23 to 28 July, 2019.
This year’s Fringe will centre around The Magpie Big Top, where comedy, theatre and circus will be performed, including ‘Improv Shakespeare’. There will also be an outdoor cinema and improv events, such as a hip hop laundrette and a 1930s Parisian Book Bus. As always the Fringe will feature emerging talent and future stars in a line-up of the most exciting emerging artists from the UK and overseas.
History of the Ventnor Fringe
The Fringe started some 10 years back as an experiment by six 18-year-olds on the Isle of Wight. Similar, but far smaller, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ventnor is a showcase for emerging talent across multiple venues.
A place to discover the weird and wonderful, entry is through one, great value wristband.
Tickets for Ventnor Fringe 2019
The Isle of Wight festival has grown enormously over the last few years. In 2010, the fringe attracted a mere 200 attendees and these were mainly from the town and the island. Now, there are 3,500 tickets available for purchase over the six days of the festival. You can book tickets here.
Ventnor Fringe 2019 Programme
A full list of the events and performances at the Ventnor Fringe can be found here.
Vetnor Fringe 2019 Headquarters
Ventnor Fringe’s base is the Ventnor Exchange; this is where you can down a craft beer while flicking through some vinyl. While still a babe compared with the Edinburgh Fringe, the Ventnor Fringe is the Isle of Wight’s very own urban music taking place in a range of eclectic venues across town.
Things To Do on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has a wonderful history with Carisbroke Castle, where King Charles I was locked up prior to his execution, and Queen Victoria’s beloved Osborne House both run by English Heritage and open to the public. Read more about what you can do on the island in Isle of Wight Holidays: Walks, Pubs and Victoria.
Isle of Wight Accommodation
Accommodation for the Ventnor Fringe 2019 tends to fill up quickly, find the best deals on Isle of Wight hotels and guest houses, as well as flights to Southampton, using our comparison engine, which scans all the major booking sites so you don’t have to.
Isle of Wight Festival Season
The Ventnor Fringe is just one of many Isle of Wight festivals. Other arts festivals include: the Isle of Wight Festival and the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. And,of course, there is also Lendy Cowes Week.
Further information on the Ventnor Fringe 2019
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Things to do on the Isle of Wight
For more information on things to do on the Isle of Wight, try the Visit Isle of Wight website.
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