Think we wouldn’t be creating a *moment* to open the Festival?! Think again! Granted it won’t be the in-person sweaty dancefloor opening we usually have – but we’re having a spectacular and special artist-stacked opening, and we’re doing it digital style.
When things were looking a little brighter for us to come together, we printed thousands of Festival guides packed with the creative ideas and exciting plans of over 2,000 artists. So what do we do now that most of those events are not proceeding? We’re honouring the Festival that was going to be while celebrating the Festival coming with some weird and wonderful art... because that’s the Fringe way, baby!
We’ve commissioned ten Fringe artists with cancelled events to make something beautiful and bold – literally re-using and re-purposing the printed Fringe guides to make a new artwork or performance for the proceedings. Grab something sparkling to drink, fire up Zoom on your laptop and join us for a unique and inventive ceremony to open our 2021 Festival. It’ll be cathartic and it’ll be celebratory, packed with the usual Fringe-style fabulousness. Did we also mention there will be fire?!
Warning: Contains sustained bright lights, mild coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction