Events, Festivals and Exhibitions

Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 2024

19 July - 28 July

The Isle of Wight's award winning arts festival, Ventnor Fringe will be from 19 to 28 July

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This year’s Ventnor Fringe will feature performances outdoor cinema and improv events. 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

Ventnor Fringe
Billy Nomates Hero Image – Photo by Julian Winslow

The Fringe started 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 2024

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 2024 Programme

A full list of the events and performances at the Ventnor Fringe can be found here.

Ventnor Fringe 2024 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.

Los Bitchos Harbourside - Photo by Julian Winslow
Los Bitchos Harbourside – Photo by Julian Winslow
Isle of Wight Accommodation

Accommodation for the Ventnor Fringe tends to fill up quickly, so make sure you book up in advance.

Isle of Wight Festival Season

The 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

Click here for further information.

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. Main image: Fringe Village Vibes – Photo by Julian Winslow.


19 July
28 July


Ventnor Exchange
11 Church Street
Ventnor,Isle of WightUnited Kingdom
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01983 716767
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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