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Published on July 26th, 2010 | by ekilko


Edinburgh Festival Fringe Preview

Last year I did some posts from the  Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and this year in an aim to get ahead of myself this is the list of shows I am looking forward to seeing this August. I’ve inserted links to the show details where possible.

The Vaudevillians, The Sun Also Rises, Assembly 30th Anniversary, Jimmy Carr, Divine Comedy, Adam Hills, Andrew Maxwell, Andy Zaltmen, Axis of Awesome, BBC Comedy, Betrayal of  Penguins, Bo Burham, David O’Dotherty, Dead Cat Bounce, Des Bishop, Foil Arms and Hog, GB 25th, Jarlath Regan, Jason Byrne, Maxwell Fullmooners, Newsrevue, Paul Merton, Penny Dreadfuls, Political Animal, Stand Up for Freedom, Two Episodes of Mash, Wittank, Duke Special, Eels, Magnets, Modest Mouse, Fame, Hairspray, Spring Awaking, The Author, Flesh and Blood, Freefall, Girl Yellow Dress, Breakfast @Traverse, Daniel Kitson, Ladder and Moon, La Locandiera, My Romantic Histrory, Newsrome, The Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo, While You Lie, Traverse Live, Speechless, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Roadkill, Penelope.

This list is my first and will be ever changing as the festival goes on, I’ll endeavor to keep you up to date!

Most importantly its never too late to decide on a quick trip to the festival, with flight prices still pretty low! You could go for a day or a few and there is an awesome amount of shows on to cater to any desire!

You can look at the programme here.

Check out this cool video on how they designed the programme cover this year!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is one of seven festivals taking place in Scotland’s capital each August. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs for 3 weeks August 6-30th.


  • Fringe 2010 features 40,254 performances of 2,453 shows in 259 venues
  • Fringe 2009 featured 34,265 performances of 2,098 shows in 265 venues
  • Fringe 2008 featured 31,320 performances of 2,088 shows in 247 venues
  • Fringe 2007 featured 31,000 performances of 2,050 shows in 250 venues
  • Comedy makes up 35% of the programme as it did last year, followed closely by Theatre with 29% (up 1% from last year). Music is next with 16% and then Musicals & Opera with 5%, both the same as last year. Dance & Physical Theatre is down 0.5% at 4.5%. Events are up by 0.5% to 4.5% while Children’s shows continue to make up 4% of the programme and Exhibitions make up the final 2% of the programme.
  • An estimated 21,148 performers will take to the stage in Fringe 2010, compared to 18,901 in 2009 and 18,792 performers in 2008.
  • 558 shows at Fringe 2010 are absolutely free, compared to 465 last year.
  • The Fringe has a 75% market share of all attendance at Edinburgh’s year-round festivals and annually generates around £75 million for the Edinburgh and Scottish economy.

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Eoin is usually back stage at most gigs and shows. Sometimes because hes working on them and sometimes because they wont let him in. Eoin works in the Music and Theatre industry but comedy and musicals are his real passion.

One Response to Edinburgh Festival Fringe Preview

  1. xino chung says:

    Eoin, you should check out Irish actor/musician Aindrias de Staic…he’s won awards in Edinburgh over the last few years. Not sure where in Edinburgh he’s performing this year…he was at The Sweet last year. His show ‘Around the World on 80 Quid’ sold out 4 nights at the recent Galway Arts Fest. Exciting, fresh and very, very funny.


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