Frontlines and Lifelines – An Army Doctor in Crisis and War

Frontlines and Lifelines – An Army Doctor in Crisis and War

The distilled 40-year career of an internationally renowned British Army doctor, presented as a collection of original poems. 

Black and Gold

Black and Gold

The University of Leeds’ award-winning a cappella group, The Songsmiths, are back for their fifth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Jazz Emu: Knight Fever

Jazz Emu: Knight Fever

Musical supernova Jazz Emu (Telegraph’s 26th Funniest Comedian of the 21st Century) is back with a brand-new show, with a full live band, The Cosmique Perfectión. 

Greg Lawson, Phil Alexander and Mario Caribé

Greg Lawson, Phil Alexander and Mario Caribé

Three members of Moishe’s Bagel come together in a new project exploring a shared love of world folk music. 

An Evening with Bellshill Salvation Army Band

An Evening with Bellshill Salvation Army Band

The Bellshill Salvation Army Band was formed in 1921, its primary function being to support the worship and ministry of their church. 

Mairearad Green and Mike Vass

Mairearad Green and Mike Vass

Mike Vass and Mairearad Green have been friends for a long time, and have played music together in various combinations over the years. 

The Poozies

The Poozies

Contemporary Scottish folk band, The Poozies, have been pushing musical boundaries for over 30 years with a whirlwind of festivals, tours and celebrity occasions. 

The Prov Johnstone Band

The Prov Johnstone Band

The Prov Johnstone Band is an eclectic mix of musicians and music. 

Niki King

Niki King

Niki King is an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. 

Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters. 

No Strings Attached Wind Band

No Strings Attached Wind Band

Variety of music including musical theatre, movie themes, swing, and popular songs for all the family. 

Stephanie Staples in Concert – Record Release Show

Stephanie Staples in Concert – Record Release Show

Nashville-based international singer-songwriter Stephanie Staples has shared her passionate and contemplative music for over two decades, performing all over the world. 

30th Anniversary! Valery Ponomarev: The Jazz Messenger

30th Anniversary! Valery Ponomarev: The Jazz Messenger

An unmissable exclusive performance from legendary Russian-American trumpeter and Jazz Messengers alumnus, Valery Ponomarev, who dramatically escaped 70s USSR and toured the world … 

Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

Acclaimed Edinburgh singer Lorna Reid and virtuoso musicians perform swinging and bluesy classic and original songs in the laid back, late night setting of the Jazz Bar. 

Unoma Okudo

Unoma Okudo

Soulful singer-songwriter Unoma Okudo is distinguished by her unique voice, captivating melodies and stunning lyricism. 

Sandy Not Just on Sunday!

Sandy Not Just on Sunday!

Legendary Scottish folk accordionist and wisecracker, Sandy Brechin, accompanied by his loyal stuffed dog on wheels, Roveroller, brings his successful weekly Facebook music and com… 

Georgia Cécile with Fraser Urquhart

Georgia Cécile with Fraser Urquhart

Winner of UK Jazz Act Of The Year and Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 Jazz FM awards, Georgia Cécile is at the helm of the new wave of UK jazz crossover artists. 

Haftor Medbøe and Konrad Wiszniewski

Haftor Medbøe and Konrad Wiszniewski

Two of Scotland’s jazz stalwarts, Haftor Medbøe and Konrad Wiszniewski, join forces in a freely improvised excursion that draws deeply on their individual and collective experienc… 

Horizon Showcase: TOM

Horizon Showcase: TOM

In a holding room, participants wait. 

David Rivera and La Båmbula

David Rivera and La Båmbula

David Rivera and La Båmbula will make you dance with their Caribbean sounds from Puerto Rico and Cuba. 

Maddie Carpenter and Melodies Unveiled: Celebrating Female Songwriters Across Time

Maddie Carpenter and Melodies Unveiled: Celebrating Female Songwriters Across Time

Maddie Carpenter, a pop Americana artist deeply inspired by the sun-soaked landscapes of California, brings her own enchanting songwriting to the forefront alongside a tribute to f… 

Ciaran Ryan Band

Ciaran Ryan Band

Already a veteran performer, having toured the world’s stages for a decade, predominantly as a founding member of world-folk band Dallahan and as a highly sought-after session mu… 

Celtic Worship

Celtic Worship

Celtic Worship is an organic cultural expression of sung worship in Scotland today; an expression following in the footsteps of what has taken place in Scotland for centuries. 

Edinburgh Telephone Choir: Around the World in 80 Minutes

Edinburgh Telephone Choir: Around the World in 80 Minutes

Founded in 1947 at the Rose Street Telephone Exchange, the well-known Edinburgh Telephone Choir is still in fine voice and continues to perform in several concerts each year, raisi… 

Su-a Lee: Dialogues

Su-a Lee: Dialogues

Su-a Lee is one of Scotland’s most versatile, adventurous, and charismatic cellists. 

The Rising: The UK's No 1 Tribute to Springsteen and the E Street Band

The Rising: The UK's No 1 Tribute to Springsteen and the E Street Band

This dynamic seven-piece band return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the 12th year to play the back catalogue and the latest album! With the precision and energy of the E Stre… 

Hannah Renton in Recital

Hannah Renton in Recital

Hannah is a violinist from Aberdeen, Scotland. 

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

Local heroes Shooglenifty’s return to the Fringe. 

Inno x Jar

Inno x Jar

After more than a decade playing together in various line-ups and Glasgow sessions, two of Scotland’s most sought-after musicians, Innes Watson (guitar, fiddle, vocals) and Jarla… 

The Diary of Anne Frank: Her Journey in Music

The Diary of Anne Frank: Her Journey in Music

The Diary of Anne Frank: Her Journey in Music by British Composer Girish Paul is a dramatic concert by the multi-instrumentalist and his virtual orchestra. 

Cathedral Choir Concert: Music for Royal Occasions

Cathedral Choir Concert: Music for Royal Occasions

The internationally renowned Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral sings music from coronations and royal occasions past and present. 

Tandava

Tandava

Tandava – the cosmic dance of Shiva – symbolising time; existence; non-existence and so much more. 

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay

Catriona and Chris have their roots in Scottish traditional music. 

Luminescence

Luminescence

Spellbinding audio-visual improvisation by internationally acclaimed artists Maria Rud and Tommy Smith. 

Jazz Emu's Pleasure Garden

Jazz Emu's Pleasure Garden

When I saw the playbill for Jazz Emu: You Shouldn’t Have, I couldn’t get my hands on tickets fast enough. 

Piano Masterworks 2023

Piano Masterworks 2023

New Zealand classical and jazz pianist Charles Whitehead returns to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Piano Masterworks Recital: La Valse, featuring works by Mozart, Bartok, … 

Rutene Spooner's Thoroughly Modern Maui

Rutene Spooner's Thoroughly Modern Maui

Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled the Pacific. 

Simon Bradley Trio

Simon Bradley Trio

The music of Simon Bradley is infused by his Donegal roots, the vibrant music scene of 1990s Edinburgh and a career playing fiddle with Asturian stalwarts Llan De Cubel. 

Il Wol Dang

Il Wol Dang

Join Il Wol Dang in a mesmerizing journey through Korean culture with their 13 musical pieces, a unique fusion of traditional Korean and modern electronic sounds. 

The Polis (A Tribute to The Police)

The Polis (A Tribute to The Police)

The Polis are Scotland’s No. 

Laurie Stevens: Sticky Floors (Work in Progress)

Laurie Stevens: Sticky Floors (Work in Progress)

It’s 2006, and David is preparing for the gig of a lifetime: headlining Sticky Floors, the coolest under-16s band night in the Bay Area. 

Trio Magico: Jobim to Gismonti – Melody and Rhythm of Brazil

Trio Magico: Jobim to Gismonti – Melody and Rhythm of Brazil

Trio Mágico is Paul Harrison (piano), Mario Lima Caribé (double bass), Stu Brown (drums/percussion): three leading lights of the UK jazz scene brought together by their passion f… 

Cyborg Experiment #1

Cyborg Experiment #1

This experiment is an audacious performative proposal, an opera of the future where temporalities mix and anachronism plays with history. 

Dancing Mice

Dancing Mice

Dancing Mice is a critically-acclaimed Edinburgh phenomenon, a cult success. 

Phil Bancroft's Standards Trio

Phil Bancroft's Standards Trio

Phil Bancroft is ‘an internationally renowned saxophonist’ (Jazzwise) best known for his whole-hearted improvisatory style that takes the listener on a powerful emotional journ… 

Flamenco in Scotland

Flamenco in Scotland

TuFlamenco Academy invites you to their fabulous performance, Flamenco in Scotland. 

Sounds of Simon, The Music of Paul Simon

Sounds of Simon, The Music of Paul Simon

From his years as the visionary in Simon and Garfunkel through to his many solo hits, journey through one of the greatest back catalogues of all time. 

Free – Concert Band Performance

Free – Concert Band Performance

A wonderful and varied selection of concert band music from 40 musicians featuring music from stage and screen! A free concert with donations to support Edinburgh Direct Aid. 

Nosferatu with Live Score

Nosferatu with Live Score

Nosferatu is the mother of all modern vampire films, and provides rich source material for Graeme Stephen’s new composition. 

Brian Kellock's Marty Party

Brian Kellock's Marty Party

Scottish jazz star Brian Kellock has put together a brand-new line-up to celebrate the music and spirit of one of the living legends of swinging jazz: American rhythm guitarist, vo… 

Symphonix Rock Orchestra Live!

Symphonix Rock Orchestra Live!

Scotland’s hottest new orchestra! Symphonix brings together 25 world-class musicians to perform the perfect blend of symphony and rock. 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Season 2023

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Season 2023

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra performs an exciting programme of orchestral music to celebrate its summer season. 

Lunchtime at St Vincent's – Ben Shankland Jazz Piano

Lunchtime at St Vincent's – Ben Shankland Jazz Piano

Edinburgh-born pianist and composer Ben Shankland is, despite his young age, already gaining recognition on the UK jazz scene. 

Guitar Recital: Sonorous Remembrance

Guitar Recital: Sonorous Remembrance

Experience the wonder of the classical guitar through a reflective, thoughtful hour of music exploring the guitars allure and mystery. 

Up Close with the Blues

Up Close with the Blues

Up Close with the Blues with international blues star Giles Robson and featuring Sandy Tweeddale, guitar. 

Firelight Trio

Firelight Trio

Firelight Trio is a mighty new group featuring accordionist Phil Alexander (Moishe’s Bagel), renowned Scottish fiddle player Gavin Marwick, and Ruth Morris on the beautiful Swedish… 

ballboy

ballboy

Favourites of the late John Peel, who invited them to perform five sessions for his BBC Radio 1 show as well as featured them many times in his Festive Fifty chart, ballboy are a c… 

The Who Live Hits – A Tribute

The Who Live Hits – A Tribute

Scotland’s most authentic The Who tribute take you on an ‘Amazing Journey’ through the greatest songs of the legendary band. 

Sally McGreevy: A Girl Called Dusty Springfield

Sally McGreevy: A Girl Called Dusty Springfield

Dusty epitomised the sound of the 60s whether singing swing, soul or ballads but life behind the scenes was not always as polished as the stage persona. 

Brewhemia Carnivale!

Brewhemia Carnivale!

Live music throughout the night headlined by Ariella, bringing the Miami party to Brewhemia’s Beer Palace. A midweek pick-me-up packed with powerhouse vocals and Latin flavour. 

The Penalty with Live Score

The Penalty with Live Score

Graeme’s new score for The Penalty premiered at HippFest Silent Film Festival in March 2018. 

I've Got You Under My Skin: The Songs of Cole Porter

I've Got You Under My Skin: The Songs of Cole Porter

Philip Contini sings your favourite, unforgettable, classic songs of Cole Porter, one of the greatest composer-lyricists of the 20th century, accompanied by the sensational 6-piece… 

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman, a two-time Grammy nominee, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Aaaah Look Who It Is: Nicole Smit and Jed Potts!

Aaaah Look Who It Is: Nicole Smit and Jed Potts!

The premise is simple: two good friends, who happen to also be two excellent musicians, want to spend time with you using great singing, top-notch banter and occasional nonsense. 

Nimbus Sextet

Nimbus Sextet

Nimbus Sextet, one of the most innovative groups in the new wave of UK jazz, is celebrating their critically acclaimed second album, Forward Thinker, released on Acid Jazz Records. 

Juliette Lemoine

Juliette Lemoine

Trailblazing a path as a cello soloist, Juliette Lemoine is exploring and redefining the cello’s role within Scottish traditional music. 

Lunchtime Classics by ROSL Recitals

Lunchtime Classics by ROSL Recitals

Enjoy amazing classical music at lunchtime with a ROSL Recital. 

Breakfast Classics by ROSL Recitals

Breakfast Classics by ROSL Recitals

Kickstart your Fringe day with a ROSL recital, and immerse yourself in amazing classical music performed by some of the finest talent, in comfortable surroundings. 

Afternoon Classics by ROSL Recitals

Afternoon Classics by ROSL Recitals

Escape the afternoon crowds and enjoy amazing classical music with a ROSL Recital. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts

Cathedral Coffee Concerts

John Bryden returns to St Mary’s to give two piano recitals on the superb Cathedral Steinway. 

Funky Sessions @ The Three Sisters

Funky Sessions @ The Three Sisters

Join us in The Live Room every Monday in August for our free night of live bands. 

Roo and Neil

Roo and Neil

Roo Geddes and Neil Sutcliffe combine their shared experience across classical, folk and jazz to create original music for violin and accordion. 

Brian Kellock and John Burgess

Brian Kellock and John Burgess

Brian Kellock is one of the UK’s finest and most in-demand jazz pianists, acclaimed for a distinctive, swinging style of playing with classic jazz piano influences at its heart but… 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals

Popular organ music on the mighty Father Willis organ of St Mary’s Cathedral, played by Duncan Ferguson, David Goode and Imogen Morgan. 

Reclaim

Reclaim

This circus, dance and music show accepts no boundaries. 

Top of the Kochs: Karaoke with Olga Koch

Top of the Kochs: Karaoke with Olga Koch

Come have the best night of your life singing karaoke and running into your ex at Monkey Barrel. Hosted by Fringe’s karaoke queen/alleged mezzo-soprano Olga Koch. 

Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls

Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls

This trio are known for their unique live show, transporting the audience to a bygone era when witches and black magic were rife. 

2Flamenco

2Flamenco

A powerful, exquisite, beautiful and unforgettable Flamenco experience. 

Brewhemia: Shindigs!

Brewhemia: Shindigs!

Saturday begins early with brunch acoustic singers and live pianos throughout the afternoon. 

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

The Carole King and James Taylor Story

This nostalgic journey through the lives and careers of music legends Carole King and James Taylor is a masterpiece. 

The Blondie Story

The Blondie Story

For casual Blondie fans, it might be easy to forget how many hits the genre defying band have had over the decades. 

The Whitney Houston Story

The Whitney Houston Story

Cleopatra Higgins gives a fierce performance in The Whitney Houston Story, along with her band, Higgins sings Whitney Houston’s most recognisable hits while exploring Whitney Hou… 

The Aretha Franklin Story

The Aretha Franklin Story

The Aretha Franklin Story is back at Edinburgh Fringe by popular demand, with Cleopatra Higgins of 90s girl group sensation Cleopatra, returning with the Night Owl band to take you… 

The Fleetwood Mac Story

The Fleetwood Mac Story

A nostalgic celebration of the 120 million album-selling supergroup. 

California Dreams

California Dreams

An immersive trip through California in the late 60s and 70s when a collective of musical legends changed the world of music. 

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Following consecutive sold-out performances and subsequent international critical acclaim, Back To Black returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe to take you on a moving and energizing… 

The Kate Bush Story

The Kate Bush Story

Hannah Richards returns to Edinburgh with the award-winning Night Owl band to tell the story of one of music’s most iconic artists. 

007 Voices Of Bond

007 Voices Of Bond

Immerse yourself in the world of James Bond and the legendary voices that have accompanied six decades of the world’s most famous spy. 

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Live!

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Live!

A symbol of the 80s, Dirty Dancing is etched into the memories of a generation and defined by its unforgettable scenes, the mesmerising hips of Patrick Swayze and that infamous lif… 

The Billy Joel Story

The Billy Joel Story

Night Owl Shows delivers a worthy and memorable spectacle with The Billy Joel Story that sees the talented troupe of Angus Munro on piano and vocals, Daniel Watts on drums, Alex Be… 

Piano Recital by Marc Corbett-Weaver 2023

Piano Recital by Marc Corbett-Weaver 2023

The internationally renowned classical pianist Marc Corbett-Weaver makes a welcome return to Edinburgh for a dazzling piano recital of great pianistic masterpieces, including the g… 

Flamenco Guitar

Flamenco Guitar

Award-winning flamenco guitarist and composer Daniel Martinez presents a beautifully intimate flamenco guitar concert. 

Godfather Death: A Grimm's Musical

Godfather Death: A Grimm's Musical

Based on one of Grimm’s lesser known fairytales, Godfather Death is a hidden gem and a must-see this Fringe. 

The Burt Bacharach Songbook

The Burt Bacharach Songbook

The award-winning Night Owl ensemble returns with a brand-new show, taking audiences on a journey through the life of Burt Bacharach, a composer who defined the 60s. 

The Look of Dusty

The Look of Dusty

The multi award-winning Night Owl Shows ensemble returns to Fringe with a brand-new show that celebrates the life and music of a true icon: the smoky-voiced singer Dusty Springfiel… 

Stramash Daily Ceilidh

Stramash Daily Ceilidh

Learn traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing in the heart of The Old Town! Live ceilidh band with dance caller to talk you through all the dance moves. 

Tree Woman Tales

Tree Woman Tales

Holly Penfield’s eclectic collection of original songs is a heady fusion of blues, rock and pop. 

A Migrant's Son

A Migrant's Son

‘Igniting memories of a story that millions can relate to’ (Australian Stage). 

Whisky & Witches Presents Mythical Beasts: An Immersive, Mystical, Musical Whisky Tasting

Whisky & Witches Presents Mythical Beasts: An Immersive, Mystical, Musical Whisky Tasting

Whisky and Witches sees the combination of Danish-born Christine Kammerer’s musical forte with the whimsical storytelling of Jane Ross. 

American Man

American Man

Country-rock crooner Sebastian Saint performs a selection of songs exploring what it means to be an American man while sharing intimate stories about life, loss, addiction, sex, an… 

Brian Kellock / Colin Steele Play Oliver!

Brian Kellock / Colin Steele Play Oliver!

Pianist Brian Kellock and trumpeter Colin Steele are amongst Scotland’s foremost jazz musicians. 

Amanda Tovalin: Música Verde (Green Music)

Amanda Tovalin: Música Verde (Green Music)

Música Verde (Green Music) is a live looping concert where Mexican singer/songwriter Amanda Tovalin shares her views about nature in the cities with her sonic experimentation. 

AYEbiza Live: The UV Neon Party Sessions

AYEbiza Live: The UV Neon Party Sessions

An exciting new visual club experience taking you back to the 00s and 90s with singers, dancers, saxophonists, percussion, glow paint and good vibes. 

Don Paterson and Graeme Stephen

Don Paterson and Graeme Stephen

Don Paterson and Graeme Stephen are two of Scotland’s leading guitarists. 

The Rosenberg/Strange Fruit Project

The Rosenberg/Strange Fruit Project

Award-winning actor/playwright John Jiler and clarinetist Sweet Lee Odom tell the remarkable story of the youngest child of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. 

Jon – The Music Man

Jon – The Music Man

Jon Lawrence has entertained thousands of children all over the world over the last ten years with his collection of silly songs which encourage the children to sing, dance, laugh … 

Rave

Rave

Absolutely not what you are expecting. 

Gertrude Lawrence: A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening

Gertrude Lawrence: A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening

The 1930’s star tells her own story in her own words. 

Klanghaus: InHaus

Klanghaus: InHaus

From the makers of KlangHaus, InHaus is another extraordinary leap in the journey of destroying the rule book of gig-going. 

Horizon Showcase: Birthmarked

Horizon Showcase: Birthmarked

A young Jehovah’s Witness comes to terms with his sexuality and finds his feet (and high heels. 

Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too)

Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too)

Join Brigitte Aphrodite on a wild literary road trip, celebrating Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too) through punk poetry, songs, and stories. 

Back in Time for Tea

Back in Time for Tea

Back In Time for Tea is a concept imagined to challenge the notion of musical genre. 

Celebrity Recitals 2023 – 1

Celebrity Recitals 2023 – 1

Following the Scottish premiere of Howard Skempton’s 50 Preludes and Fugues for Organ, Book One, during the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe at St Giles’ Cathedral, Matthew Owens… 

Bangers

Bangers

It’s club night and the tracks are spinning. 

Actually, Love

Actually, Love

Goya Theatre’s new musical Actually, Love manages to find the sweet spot between being softly tender and incredibly rousing, as it pokes fun at and dismantles various rom-com tro… 

Cathedral Lunchtime Recital Series

Cathedral Lunchtime Recital Series

Free lunchtime recitals every day from 2nd to 31st August, except Sundays and 16th. 

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon

Mirror Canon focuses on the subtle relation between thoughts and actions, showing the dichotomy between the realistic outside living world of actions and the repressed inner self t… 

LeBurn Maddox

LeBurn Maddox

LeBurn’s career began in the mid 70s as a 20-year-old guitarist for Atlantic Records’ recording artist Jimmy Castor. 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

Due to popular demand, the ‘Britpop Rocky Horror’ returns for a second year! Following an epic premiere at Brighton Fringe 2016, and a nationwide tour including a full show at … 

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) directs an ensemble of young, highly talented UK-based musicians in a programme drawn from the celebrated American avant-gardists including … 

House of Verse

House of Verse

One entertaining community. 

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

Renowned American pianist and conductor Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) performs piano music by three of America’s greatest composers: Charles Ives’ First Piano Sonata, pio… 

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed. 

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and A… 

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha

Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience in 2010 performing at the World Cup opening ceremony. 

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session is based in London and works with some of the most exciting emerging artists from the UK’s independent music scene. 

Bad Luck Cabaret

Bad Luck Cabaret

What to wear to a cabaret show where the dress code was “dress for the end of the world or the beginning”? Sorry, my supernova outfit is still in the laundry. 

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline’s original songs. 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

After last year’s sell-out run, the Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. 

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

With candid, poignant and irreverent original songs, Mac and Eden present ‘The Unbearable Pleasure of being a Woman’, a side-splitting comedy/cabaret, brain-child of singer/songwri… 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. 

Mother India 21st Century Remix

Mother India 21st Century Remix

A dynamic audio/visual re-scoring and re-visualising of the profoundly influential Mother India (1957), the first Bollywood film to be nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign … 

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

Tim has many accolades - BBC R2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the year’, ‘Best duo’ with Brendan Power and many more. 

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

An umbrella for a sword, a lamp as a tree and a wooden spoon as a nun, are just a few examples for the smart and innovative use of objects in The Tale of the Cockatrice. 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

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Sleeping Trees: SCI-FI?

Sleeping Trees: SCI-FI?

‘Where are we going Admiral Ox?’ asks the starry eyed, young space farmer who is really the secret son of an evil galactic overlord with special powers. 

Sorry: Harald Austbø

Sorry: Harald Austbø

The Viking warrior, the HubbaBubba Gum-chewing slut and the Hermit have placed the sign ‘Do Not Disturb’ on the door of the hotelroom. 

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Do you remember Dave Benson Phillips? If you were a child in Britain from the 80s to the early 00s, there’s a fair chance you watched him on TV. 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

“amazing!” Guardian. 

Project Knockdown

Project Knockdown

An inventive and brilliant celebration of Access to Music Brighton as it faces closure. 

Late To The Party

Late To The Party

‘Late to the Party’ is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women. 

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will be celebrating Dylan’s 76th Birthday and his Nobel Prize Award for Literature. 

An Evening of Gypsy

An Evening of Gypsy

This year Sophia and Amoret will be roaming through Europe, discovering the story of Gypsy music. 

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN?

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN?

Sleeping Trees return to lovingly destroy yet another film genre. 

ARCO by The Dream Engine in collaboration with Kala Phool

ARCO by The Dream Engine in collaboration with Kala Phool

A stunning acrobat suspended beneath a free standing arch performs to an original live score performed by DJ Tigerstyle, Matt Constantine (strings/keyboards) and David Shaw (percus… 

Happy Birthday, Bob

Happy Birthday, Bob

From his first eponymous album in 1962 to his latest, Fallen Angels, via his never-ending tour, Bob Dylan has always divided opinion: Upsetting the Establishment as a Folk/protest … 

Sleeping Trees: MAFIA?

Sleeping Trees: MAFIA?

After watching all three ‘Godfather’ films, James has decided to leave Sleeping Trees and become a real life Sicilian gangster. 

Couples+Pairs

Couples+Pairs

Each performance of Blue Heart Theatre’s relationship based plays features five short dramas where the company chooses the first three and the audience the last two. 

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. 

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

In this slightly surreal, politically-charged musical cabaret, seemingly wholesome Scottish lass Cat Loud is still on the prowl for her next big adventure. 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. 

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

Steve Lee: Sit Down Stand Up!

46 years in showbiz. 

Rob Deering’s Greatest Hits

Rob Deering’s Greatest Hits

“Ingenious and hilarious” (The Guardian). 

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

“My musical discovery of 2016” (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music). 

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

In the beautiful, atmospheric church of St Nicholas, dating back to 1091, Duo Maddalena recreate the soundscape of medieval France, England and Spain. 

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

Music of the 19th century: the Laplace String Trio: Andrew Biggs - Violin, Beatrice Sales - Viola, NickCooper - Cello, with Sue Mileham - Soprano, Jane Money - Mezzo-Soprano, Tim W… 

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

“Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele? Thought so. 

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Straight No Chaser Big Band combine with JATS swing dance aces Sam and Gabi for a Lindy Hop dance spectacular. 

The Yanks Are Coming

The Yanks Are Coming

This is the fourth show in the series ‘Lions Led By Asses’ using poetry, song and facts. 

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out comes to Brighton Fringe. 

SpokeEasy

SpokeEasy

Do you remember a time when we all SpokeEasy? A time before every movement, word and thought was watched? Before cameras in trees? Come! Follow the signs for The Yellow Canary,… 

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Join the brewers of Gem Electric house ale Bison Beer and host i-am-Doe (“An original and infectious talent”, (The Evening Standard)), for a fun evening of music, comedy and delici… 

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Join us for a night of deep psychedelic bass and high energy from the mighty nine-piece Dub/Reggae phenomenon, The Resonators. 

Moulettes

Moulettes

Special Spiegeltent show from female-fronted Prog/Art Rock ensemble in celebration of their 4th Album, ‘Preternatural’. 

Avery*Sunshine & Yakul

Avery*Sunshine & Yakul

US Soul vocalist Avery*Sunshine is, without a doubt, one of the most dynamic voices on the creative music scene, known for her invigorating live performances and compelling, reveal… 

I Love Men

I Love Men

Does the perfect man exist, and at age 83, does Lynn Ruth Miller need to find him? Her 70 minute show, autobiographical, takes us on a journey from 1943-2017 (11 years old - 83yea… 

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” said Roosevelt. 

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

There is going to be a lot of trouble for everyone when the Swan Liberation Army finally achieve emancipation and turn the United Kingdom into an totalitarian Swan state. 

The Cocktail Pianist

The Cocktail Pianist

Mike Hatchard performs the story of Bernard Halfpen - the almost invisible pianist at the Luton Skyport Hotel. 

Seven Crazy Bitches

Seven Crazy Bitches

Take Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’. 

Harp, Guitar and Poetry

Harp, Guitar and Poetry

Welcome to the most fascinating compilation of 2017. 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. 

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

Musa Mboob + Saidi Kanda

In February 2017, West African master-drummer Musa gathered the latest incarnation of his band XamXam and flew to Gambia to collaborate with local musicians. 

Edana Minghella Quartet presents From Ella to Elvis

Edana Minghella Quartet presents From Ella to Elvis

Two nights at The Verdict for Edana Minghella’s quartet. 

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and it’s influence on music today – including Led Zepp… 

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Remember Brighton Fringe 2013? Music comedy duo Eccentronic tried to write the UK’s song for Eurovision by identifying what it means to be British, while musing on how we can co-… 

All Cashed In

All Cashed In

What happens when your life seems to mirror that of your musical hero? Greg Moncur is convinced his obsession with Johnny Cash is influencing what happens in his life. 

Swingporium

Swingporium

Vintage swingin’ music and dance in thoroughly postmodern style with The Soultastics band and dancers I Charleston Brighton. 

The Wild & Friends

The Wild & Friends

The Wild is a three piece Americana/Alternative Folk band from Sussex, aged between 16 and 17, playing all original material uniquely arranged and utilising the many instruments th… 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room . 

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

From Muses to Music: The Sonnets by The Shakespeare Heptet

Blending many influences, The Shakespeare Heptet’s distinct sound is alluring and wholly contemporary, providing a stunning soundtrack to the sonnets. 

Epicene

Epicene

Award-winning musician Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. 

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson? With those classic lines memories of the sixties, songs and sexual liberation come flooding back. 

Fiesta Fringe

Fiesta Fringe

Brighton meets Bristol for an evening of brassy skanks, intense grooves, conscious lyricism and wild rhythm. 

Broken Biscuits

Broken Biscuits

Idle Eye (spoken word/comedy) and Jenny Vegas (comedy) welcome you to ‘Broken Biscuits’, a four-act variety event comprising the very best of spoken word, music, character comedy, … 

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

“One of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan” (Billy Bragg), “Exquisite” (Jazz Review USA). 

Sexy Beasts

Sexy Beasts

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam sings about macho roosters, ecstatic slugs and other voluptuous creatures, while squeezing one hot accordion. 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton’s beautiful Mother Church. 

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

“Stories can conquer fear, you know. 

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips (‘Playdays’, ‘Playhouse Disney’, ‘Fun Song Factory’, ‘Boj!’) performs popular children’s songs on his … 

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

In this lushly hilarious show, noir superstar Joe Black conjures up the atmosphere of the Eldorado; the Berlin nightclub that served as a regular haunt for gay men and women before… 

re:Verse

re:Verse

Ever wondered what a pavlova recipe sounds like in bossa nova? Or craved fitness tips set to industrial techno? Part improv, part concert, ‘re:Verse’ is an interactive musical come… 

Patti Plinko: Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko: Dreadful Little Girl

Patti Plinko glances around the stage in search of the next musical instrument. 

Hoo-Haa

Hoo-Haa

Two very different award-winning comedians join forces to bring you a magnificent hour of ‘Hoo-Haa’! David Jordan and Ingrid Dahle invite you to experience the pinnacle of enter… 

Fannytasticals

Fannytasticals

A bejazzled clunge? A muff, minge, vadge, landing strip or front bottom? Ah, it’s just too much fun delving in the dirty dictionary of lady slang but that’s probably enough for… 

Charity & Community Fun Day

Charity & Community Fun Day

Celebrate the arrival of the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium’s Charity Cycle Ride with the Mayor of Brighton & Hove as they cross the finish line in New Road to mark the end of… 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. 

Muofhe, African Love Story

Muofhe, African Love Story

After Muofhe’s thriving musical career in her region in the northern province of Venda in south Africa, she has decided it’s time to introduce her African rhythms to the rest of … 

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Wilder Stories: Rhapsodies in Colour

Join us for a pigment-drenched journey. 

Unity: Multicultural Event

Unity: Multicultural Event

Multicultural event including music, dance, poetry, comedy and acting. 

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of non-religious gatherings that aims to celebrate life and build community through thought-provoking speakers, readings, poems, quiet reflec… 

Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou

Brighton's Singing Barber Peter Joannou

Brighton’s Singing Barber, Peter Joannou, puts his comb to one side, picks up his microphone and sings those classic beautiful songs from the Great American Songbook made famous by… 

Terabac

Terabac

If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you. 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy is back with a bang! The Charleston girls will take you through the A-Z of ’20s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing. 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. 

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

Dean Friedman: Songs for Grownups

This legendary singer/songwriter/Pop-icon performs his chart hits ‘Ariel’, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’ and more. 

Carol Cates

Carol Cates

Carol Cates has been performing as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia. 

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band bring their unique family music to Brighton Fringe for the first time. 

The Poetry we Make

The Poetry we Make

“The man I love. 

Brighton School of Samba

Brighton School of Samba

The Brighton School of Samba is the city’s first and only traditional Samba School. 

The Cult of Comedy presents...

The Cult of Comedy presents...

An hour of entertainment from musicians, clowns and wordmongers of all flavours, local and international, showcasing the best Brighton Fringe has to offer. 

Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy

Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy

“Jimmy was my grandfather. 

Jam Tarts Choir

Jam Tarts Choir

Jam Tarts has enjoyed a string of successful shows in 2015 and 2016, including festival appearances and a critically-acclaimed collaboration with Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta. 

SALT: Sketches

SALT: Sketches

London Sketchfest and Musical Comedy Awards finalists, SALT (née Making Faces) bring their new show ‘Sketches’ to Brighton Fringe packed with new hilarious sketches, character… 

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

You Give Me Fever, the Phaedra Cabaret

It is with a plethora of “well”s with which this show must be described: well written, well performed, well timed and very well done. 

Richard Carpenter's Close to You

Richard Carpenter's Close to You

Richard Carpenter is, for those that remember him at all, a somewhat complicated character. 

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

Special first night of Brighton Fringe event - Ligeti Quartet plays ‘Black Angels’ for amplified strings and percussion, which David Bowie named as being among his favourite ‘Top-2… 

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

The premise of Get Fit With Bruce Willis promises a fun-packed frivolous hour of disco, Jimmy Somerville songs, fitness and a Faustian pact with the devil but sadly fails to live u… 

Once and Future

Once and Future

The land is sick. 

Soundtrek

Soundtrek

Resound is a group of 18 male voices. 

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project

Tap is visual jazz. 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

Megan Juniper takes us on a quick romp through a date gone wrong, intertwined with fun, catchy songs and important messages for the modern day woman Standing centre stage in a fa… 

Renegade Brass Band

Renegade Brass Band

8 horns, 2 drummers, scratch-DJ and MC. 

Broadway Lunchbox

Broadway Lunchbox

Returning for their third year. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM. 

Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival Brighton

Join us at Foodies Festival, the largest food and drink festival in the UK, returning to Hove Lawns this summer on the bank holiday weekend of April 29th - May 1st. 

End Times Steampunk Festival

End Times Steampunk Festival

A Steampunk fandazzle eruption. 

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

One World Jazz Suite - Part 2: Paul Busby's Bigger Band

A selection of pieces dealing with current day issues. 

From Palestine to Brighton

From Palestine to Brighton

An unique opportunity to hear some of the best young musicians from the Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. 

Tamar Broadbent: Tam To Get Busy (WIP)

Tamar Broadbent: Tam To Get Busy (WIP)

Award-winning comedy songwriter Tamar returns with a brand new show about walks of shame, the hangover blues and forever blaming everything on the Backstreet Boys. 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

B. 

Lakuta

Lakuta

A truly global mix of musicians who draw on influences from jazz, funk, soul and world music. 

The Girl From Mars

The Girl From Mars

The Brit-popera for Common People Like You. 

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino with band

Marilyn Carino’s torchy, existential electro-soul has been likened to “Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba”; her latest album, ‘Leaves, Sadness, Science’ deeme… 

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Brighton-based musical comedian Hannah Brackenbury performs silly songs on the themes of pound shops, vodka, selfies, tiny horses, cake, country music, cats and more! 

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music. 

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

Just Right: A Tale of One Girl, Three Bears & Lashings of Porridge!

From the creators of ‘Three Excellent Little Pigs’ and ‘Gorrid the Horrid’ comes another spell-binding musical puppet show. 

Shlomo: #NewRules

Shlomo: #NewRules

Award-winning beatboxer, live looper and serial collaborator Shlomo returns with a brand new one-man show #NewRules, exploring his unique relationship with technology and pushing t… 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids!

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids!

Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

Movin' Melvin Brown presents 'Me and Otis'

‘Best Music Show’ nominee in Adelaide, the acclaimed Movin’ Melvin presents a sensational premiere, featuring songs Otis Redding did, plus more! Extravaganza of song, tap-dan… 

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton. 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Genre-defining classical composer and pianist Julian Layn tours Europe with ‘The Julian Layn Project’ that brings rock-alt classical, Julian’s unique form of 21st century classic… 

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

Involuntary Noises: The Songs of Jody Trehy

“Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie and Brel” (Irish Times) - Jody Trehy plays Brighton with a sublime international band as part of his 2016 tour. 

LazyTown Live

LazyTown Live

A 60-minute, non-stop highly-interactive and energetic show, jam-packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show. 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

This award-winning theatre company returns with its hilarious, heart-warming adaptation of the Beatrix Potter tale of a poor tailor, who falls foul of his cat when he rescues the m… 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

London, 2014. 

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper

Jacko Hooper combines delicate acoustic noodlings with a soulful, emotive voice. 

The Funniest Number

The Funniest Number

In a dynamic and totally charming free performance, Owen Elton spreads half-truth and misinformation in original song. 

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies are a band that everyone should experience at least once in their life times. 

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Hot on the heels of their sell-out Club Tropicana events and Funk The Family festivals, Funk The Format curates a magical, musical shindig. 

A Thousand Dreams

A Thousand Dreams

An intimate evening of spoken word and music, performed by Laura Brett and Sofia Ferreira. 

Junk Percussion Workshop

Junk Percussion Workshop

Professional percussion duo ‘Bang On!’ show you how to make music with anything from a plastic bottle to a garden rake. 

The Joy of Junk

The Joy of Junk

Well-loved street performers, Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs, and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-finalists, Bang On!, create captivating rhythms using anything from plastic bags and wat… 

Banging Fun Stuff

Banging Fun Stuff

The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun and prance joyfully about the place. 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi (18+)

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi (18+)

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed his unique mix of hip hop, jazz, African, reggae and other genres as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, su… 

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

Incorporating as many different styles, centuries and saxophones as a sixty minute recital will allow, we’ll take you through the timeline of the saxophone quartet, demonstrating t… 

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family. 

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever are Sussex’s premier Oasis tribute act. 

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Laurene Hope, who amazed as Piaf, is now ‘La Divina’ Callas - from unwanted child to opera Goddess and her obsession with Onassis. 

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Short stories set to music. 

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Enchanting songbird and hostess Lilian Lake welcomes you to the Moulin Rouge. 

Fringe City Night

Fringe City Night

Join us for our one-off Fringe City night-time special, as part of the Fringe All-Nighter. 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, supporting the likes of Omar, Prince Fatty and Rizzle Kicks. 

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album, ‘Compared to What’, which includes some wry comedy, lov… 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. 

Sleeping Trees: Sci - Fi?

Sleeping Trees: Sci - Fi?

The award-winning company and jazz fusion trio, The Physics House Band, return to unleash their fast-paced physical comedy on Sci-fi movies, complete with two rip-roaring live scor… 

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

Brighton’s all-male cabaret smutsters, Der Wunderlich Revue, celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a night of right royal mirth, magic, music, cheerleading and madness. 

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman, a side-splitting comedy cabaret. 

Sleeping Trees: Western?

Sleeping Trees: Western?

The award-winning company and jazz fusion trio, The Physics House Band, return to unleash their fast-paced physical comedy on Wild Western movies, complete with two rip-roaring liv… 

Piaf: Love Conquers All

Piaf: Love Conquers All

This character-driven play from Moving On Theatre had something for everyone. 

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

So you like Star Wars and can’t find a date? Follow dating Padawan, Aaron Ayjay, as he takes a comedic look at his relationship disasters and his passion for all things Star Wars. 

Going Down

Going Down

The Sex Shells present ‘Going Down’: a glittering, twisted, all-singing, all-prancing look at gay existence in the twenty-first century. 

Club Cairo

Club Cairo

Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia. 

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

Launching Edana Minghella’s new album, ‘All or Nothing’, a tribute to Billie Holiday. 

An Old Fashioned Girl

An Old Fashioned Girl

It’s a dangerous move to end your fringe show with a cover of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? as you run the risk of audiences leaving with that very question ringing in… 

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Join the Know My Neighbour campaign for a week of free activities and performances to encourage neighbourliness in our city! Come and be entertained, connect with others and all wh… 

Somme Didn't Like it Hot!

Somme Didn't Like it Hot!

Alan Felton presents part three in his World War 1 series, ‘Lions Led By Asses’, with words, poetry and popular songs of the year 1916. 

Voodoo Love Orchestra

Voodoo Love Orchestra

The big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, this irresistibly swinging street music will have the crowd baying for more. 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Having left the UK for sunny Australia, Dr Ahmed returns to share the comical aspects of being a modern day GP. 

Airs & Grace Notes

Airs & Grace Notes

Local Brighton pianist, Johan de Cock, presents an hour-long recital of Baroque sonatas by Antonio Soler, a classical sonata by Joseph Haydn, two late elegies by Franz Liszt, selec… 

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly + Support

Mishka Shubaly defies easy description. 

Unified Rhythm

Unified Rhythm

Unified Rhythm, The Cedar Centre and Friends. 

Reveal

Reveal

It is St. 

Kianja

Kianja

Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style. 

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying

With elements that could have made it great, Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying was sadly let down by others that weren’t quite up to par. 

Love in 'The Harbour'

Love in 'The Harbour'

Argus Angel award winners with brightonirish. 

Four Seasons In Sound

Four Seasons In Sound

Imagine the sounds of the seasons transformed into music. 

Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years

Pulling up a stool in front of the intimate, softly lit stage down in the basement of Komedia, reminiscent of so many NYC music venues, the audience and I settled in to enjoy the… 

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

As soon as Taylo Aluko, in the guise of Paul Robeson, takes to the stage we know we’re in for a treat. 

With A Little Bit Of Luck

With A Little Bit Of Luck

Set when the UK garage scene was at the height of its glory, With a Little Bit of Luck introduces us to 19 year-old Nadia, about to experience her ‘summer of love’ in 2001 and … 

Leaving Home Party

Leaving Home Party

Belle and Sebastian/God Help the Girl’s lead singer performs a story set to song, celebrating our modern day notions of home and belonging. 

Limelight

Limelight

Just the usual open mic night at the Iron Duke. 

The Red Lamps

The Red Lamps

The Red Lamps are an integrated group of musicians from Chailey Heritage School for disabled young people. 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. 

Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson

Nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - there is no doubt that, after 35 years as a professional musi… 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Critically-acclaimed pianist Helen Burford returns to Brighton Fringe with a fascinating solo programme, featuring works by Somei Satoh, Piazzolla, Handel and Timo Andres. 

The Iliad

The Iliad

It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the year that Calchas the soothsayer has predicted the city will fall. 

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Sussex Jazz Orchestra Live in Concert

Jazz big band, led by effervescent trombonist Mark Bassey, playing exciting contemporary arrangements alongside favourite jazz standards. 

In the Smoke

In the Smoke

Since 2007, award-winning a cappella sensation ‘In the Smoke’ has been wowing audiences with its own high-energy take on great songs you know and great songs you don’t . 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. 

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque, Saturday 14 May: Katherine Nicholas - soprano, Janet Omerod - mezzo-soprano and Nick Andrews - piano, present arias and duets by Purcell, Bach and Handel. 

Beauty of Mantra

Beauty of Mantra

A magical candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful soulful harmonies. 

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation returns! New material, new show. 

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis return for their third Brighton Fringe recital to celebrate women composers. 

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Singing minstrels Guy Hayward and Will Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust, lead us in an evening about the re-introduction of pilgrimage to 21st century Britain. 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. 

A Cottage on Dartmoor with Live Score

A Cottage on Dartmoor with Live Score

This tense and atmospheric silent feature was directed by Anthony Asquith in 1929. 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

This eight-piece soul and funk band just keeps getting better. 

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern folk music from Oudolin

Hastings-based Oudolin will be bringing you authentic music from a range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries including Egypt, Syria, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey and Moorish S… 

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill brings his sellout 2015 Edinburgh show to Brighton Fringe. 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

The official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. 

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

“Actually” Gay Men’s Chorus are celebrating their 10th anniversary with performances dating back to the very beginning. 

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brighton-based percussion and dance group, Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, brings you a colourful and exciting array of dances and sounds from the North East of Brazil with a British tou… 

101 Things to Do Before You Die

101 Things to Do Before You Die

Fast-paced, hilarious sketch comedy from Making Faces. 

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

BabbittBabbittBabbittBabbittBabbitt

Guitars, video, computer music and improvised live art combine in a multi-sensory celebration of Milton Babbitt’s centenary. 

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Beautiful relaxing classical music for piano duet, including pieces by J. 

The Six-Five Special

The Six-Five Special

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will give an insight into Skiffle, a form of entertainment influenced by American and British folk and jazz music that encouraged do-it-yourself music … 

Zrazy: New Album Tour

Zrazy: New Album Tour

The award-winning Irish duo of original soul/jazz/pop are back with their new album ‘The Art of Happy Accidents’. 

Camille O'Sullivan: Brel

Camille O'Sullivan: Brel

There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe the great Camille O’Sullivan and her incredible interpretation of the songs of Jacques Brel. 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

With a name like Confessions Of A Red-Headed Coffeeshop Girl you might expect a raw, bittersweet expose of the disappointments of a young dreamer, crushed by the tsunami of Post-Re… 

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

The Brighton Showcase hosts the best in new and up-and-coming local talent every Wednesday evening at award-winning venue, The Brunswick. 

Dusty Limits: Grin

Dusty Limits: Grin

For one sensational night only, cabaret legend Dusty Limits graced the stage of a very chilly Republic venue on Brighton’s seafront. 

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. 

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Jazz Jam at The Brunswick

Brighton’s premier ‘Jazz Jam’ with Paul Richards. 

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk. 

Laura Moody

Laura Moody

Wildly alternative ex-Elysian Quartet cellist, vocalist and Avant-Garde singer-songwriter, fascinated not only with words and songwriting, but also with sounds, noises and textures… 

DOUZE

DOUZE

In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision. 

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

Soul Circus The Musical (Be in Your Feet!)

This original musical tells a fairytale about everyday life - the many voices telling us what to do and who to be. 

Mingus Underground Octet

Mingus Underground Octet

The great Charles Mingus had a unique approach to music. 

We Are Stardust!

We Are Stardust!

Hullabaloo Community Quire presents ‘We Are Stardust!’ Join Hullabaloo and friends Robb Johnson, Naomi Bedford, Bela Emerson, Steven Grainger and WeBop choir, for a joyful celebra… 

Meow Meow

Meow Meow

She’s played in the West End, sparkled in La Clique and starred as Titania in Shakespeare’s Globe – but now, she’s “in a tent in Brighton, in the middle of a roundabout. 

250th Anniversary Concert

250th Anniversary Concert

The concert, which is being held in the synagogue, is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the first recorded Jewish family who lived in Brighton at 22 East Street. 

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

Song of Songs: We're All in This Together

A choir meets to rehearse a song to make things better. 

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

A stunning exhibition in a beautiful, spacious setting. 

Jimmy

Jimmy

Funny, poignant, sublime and ridiculous; an hour of singing and telling stories about Jimmy, a grandfather whose contrary and difficult life was instrumental in a grandson’s embrac… 

Bloco Branco Live

Bloco Branco Live

Urban bateria playing high-octane samba, funk and breakbeats with a soul-coaxing singer and a life-affirming, gotta-dance vibe. 

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack’s Trees is an unfeasibly large ensemble, of up to 40 local musicians, which performs exciting, groove-based, new and original jazz. 

Groomed
BOBBY WINNER

Groomed

Groomed is an incredibly difficult show to watch but such a necessary one. 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2016 at our outdoor showcase. 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. 

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

The trumpet in the history of jazz featuring compositions and arrangements by the kings of jazz as well as new works. 

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Join us at the North Laine for a weekender of art, music, performance and general fringy goodness! We’ll start on Friday evening and won’t stop until Sunday night! Expect live art,… 

An evening of Motown with Suprema

An evening of Motown with Suprema

Show-stopping Motown-covers act with three female vocalists who provide choreographed dance routines, costume changes and epic vocals! Performing only the best songs from Motown to… 

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus and The Seven Deadly Sins

Brighton Gay Men's Chorus and The Seven Deadly Sins

Join Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus as they explore their dark side. 

James McDonnell: Beef

James McDonnell: Beef

It’s happening again. 

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Somewhere Under The Rainbow : The Liza Minnelli Story

Award-winning, ‘one woman wonder’, West End performer, Sharon Sexton. 

Broadway Lunchbox

Broadway Lunchbox

A Musical Mash Up: West End and Broadway in under 50 minutes. A different show each week. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

Celebrating women in the brewing industry, we’re dedicating three days to the finest brewster stouts, saisons, pilsners and pales. 

The Late Show

The Late Show

Fancy more Fringe? Join us for the best in laid-back, late-night entertainment at The Warren. 

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light. 

Icons (Preview)

Icons (Preview)

Brighton Fringe 2016 is here: bigger, better and fringier than ever! And who could be better to kick things off at the Warren than Le Gateau Chocolat, the powerhouse baritone wr…