The world's largest arts festival is back this August celebrating its 70th year in Scotland’s capital for the Edinburgh Fringe
With 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues in 2016, there are thousands of reasons to visit the Fringe next month to see a variety of creative talent.With 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues in 2016, there are thousands of reasons to visit the Fringe next month to see a variety of creative talent.
The festival begins on August 4 and last over three weeks with some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment in attendance as well as unknown artists looking to build their careers.
These include art forms such as theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.
Here are a few acts to keep an eye out for:
Tez Ilyas brings his third stand up show to Edinburgh following the successes of his critically acclaimed debut, TEZ Talks in 2015, and his follow-up smash hit, Made in Britain in 2016.
His debut Edinburgh show, TEZ Talks, transferred to BBC Radio 4 for a full series and has already been re-commissioned for a second.
In 'Teztify' feels like he’s constantly on trial. In his new show, he’s decided to teztify against all the assumptions the world has of him.
Some are on the surface: he’s Asian; some, he’s never run from: he’s a working-class man of faith; and some he’s worn on his sleeve: he’s a total lefty liberal.
Kae Kurd makes his Edinburgh debut at the Pleasance Courtyard with his hard hitting and hilarious show 'Kurd Your Enthusiasm'.
Over the past 18 months this outstanding rising star has been making a serious name for himself.
Last year he was part of the Pleasance’s prestigious Comedy Reserve showcase and supported Dane Baptiste on his nationwide tour.
Kurd Your Enthusiasm takes us through Kae’s story of arriving in London as a refugee at six months old.
Award winning stand-up comedian and presenter Aatif Nawaz is at the Edinburgh Fringe in August with 'The Last Laugh'.
His first two solo shows Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day and AATIFicial Intelligence both earned rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and spawned sell-out runs in London.
Earlier this year, Aatif launched his new podcast, AATIFicial Intelligence on iTunes that has grown in listenership every week.