Free Fringe Applications

Perform in Fringe pop-up spaces across the Fringe

“…rapidly becoming the country’s most surprising and inspirational multidisciplinary arts festival”.
SUNDAY TIMES

Some of the most exciting events that happen at the fringe are the busking in the streets, happenings in the launderette, hair dressers or on the beach!

Busking is best suited to performers who like to set up and play anywhere, anytime and see what crowds gather to the commotion. We have some perfect public spots around the town organised for buskers.

The Free Fringe is for the artists that want to be free to roam and perform on the street and in unique spaces but also to show case their work in our main Fringe bar venues. As the main social hubs and central gathering points during the Fringe, our bars offer a great place to chill out in the daytime and party in the evenings, we can provide multiple slots for your band or project at Parkside Bar or The Observatory Bar.

Getting started with your application...
  • Read through our guidance notes for participants and familiarise yourself with how the Fringe works before completing an application.

  • Complete the online application form and pay any fees securely with PayPal, you will receive a confirmation and can login to your dashboard using the account details created in your registration.

  • A member of the Free Fringe artists team will review your application and liaise with you to find a suitable venue within your designated budget and requirements.

  • Login to your dashboard to submit listings information about your event for the printed programme and website.  If your event ticketed, you will also be able to submit ticket details and box office settlement information.

  • Submit Accreditation details to get artist discounts in our bars, as well us submit details about your travel, accommodation and arrival/departure times to better help us assist your visit to Ventnor.