Wednesday 24 July 2013

Thanks everyone for Buxton Festival Fringe 2013

By any reckoning Fringe 2013 looks to have been a success. The good weather obviously helped. There were new venues - the Pump Room Roof, Litton - and some important new initiatives such as the Music Festival at St Peter's, Fairfield and the Victorian 'tram' among exciting additions.

Audience numbers seem to have held up pretty well with Underground Venues, for example, having a number of sell-out events. The Military Tattoo sold very well again and the Food & Drink Festival ran out of food in some instances.

Artistically there were many impressive achievements. The Fringe Awards recognised 'excellence' in every category - and there were many, many shows that didn't get awards that were really excellent too.

So, thanks to the many hundreds of artists and performers; thanks to the thousands of you that attended shows and events making Buxton a great place to be; thanks to all the people who staffed the venues used over the 19 days of Fringe 2013.

Fringe 2014 will be in July! That much is for sure. The Festival dates are 11-27 July; on that basis the Fringe may well run from 9-27 July 2014 - but we have to talk to a few people yet. We'll let you know as soon we can - but keep those dates free for now.

Meanwhile please let everyone know what a great time you had in Buxton in July 2013 - hope to see you and your friends next year.

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