About

A 6 day wonderland of pop-up bars and boutique venues, featuring more than 300 artists from across the world!

A unique Island tradition Ventnor Fringe is a week long festival which sees the Isle of Wight’s southernmost town totally transformed into a whole world of pop up venues and bars in every conceivable space, hosting over 100 different shows.

From the best new comedians and up and coming bands to truly barmy events like improvised hip hop in a Laundrette or a 1930’s Parisian ‘Book Bus’ the Fringe has something for everyone! Best of all you can pick and choose which ticketed events to see or simply explore the many free events on offer.

Ventnor Fringe returns

27th July – 1st August 2021

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“One hell of a homegrown festival….an authentic, bohemian festival experience”

THE INDEPENDENT

“Head to the hilly streets of Ventnor… for alt festivities – with a side order of beachy vibes. Art loves will discover a whole creative world.”

TIME OUT

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

THE SUNDAY TIMES

“…this tiny seaside town has a thriving home-grown creative community.”

THE GUARDIAN

“…Ventnor Fringe, the arts extravaganza that’s given this seaside community a fresh lease of life”

HAMPSHIRE LIFE

“…sheer charm, diversity and inclusivity”

FESTICKET

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