Alongside the vast array of ticketed events on offer at the Fringe, there are also many opportunities to immerse yourself in culture with free events. By purchasing The Fringe Pass for just £2, you can gain access to the Woodland Bars, The Observatory and unlimited use of the Fringe shuttle bus throughout the week! It’s a no-brainer!
There are limitless opportunities to dive into rich culture as the Free Fringe events includes, not only music, but spoken word, bushcraft workshops, yoga and magic acts, and many others.
Amongst the highlights at the Woodland Bar are Polar Maps, who performed on the Main Stage at Rhythmtree Festival this year, The Diamond Age, described by NME as “Bright, catchy and totally convincing” and Bully Bones, following their performance at the Isle of Wight Festival this year. There are also regular yoga sessions with Maitri, hula-hoop workshops with Tilly Twist and ballad poems from David A.
The Observatory sees performances from the Electro Love DJs, after successful stints at the Isle of Wight Festival and V-Dub Island, soul/electro swing pioneer DJ Kaftan and former Resonate member Harriet Back.
Add all those to buskers around town, surprise pop-up performances and artists performing at the Ventnor Exchange and you have a week packed with fun-filled activities for all to enjoy! Everyone loves a freebie, right?
by Luke Joynes