Adding a whole new dimension to the sparkle of the English Riviera’s summer season this year, is the brand-new Fringe Festival that hits the Bay in July.
Billed as the ‘Edinburgh Festival of the South,’ the new festival will bring the best established and emerging talent to the beautiful English Riviera. Some of the country’s top comedians will be performing and the week-long festival will be packed with culture, comedy, music, family shows, magic, street theatre, acrobats, jugglers, art exhibitions, dance and more!
Headline acts announced so far include: Milton Jones, Lee Nelson, Patrick Monahan and Craig Campbell. The world’s finest comedy pianist Kev Orkian, Royal Variety Show star Steve Rawlings, The Dark Side of Pink Floyd and fresh from their own TV series, Shaolin Team UK.
There’s fun for the whole family with a themed Flotilla around the Bay, from picturesque Brixham to beautiful Babbacombe with a whole host of entertainment aboard plus outdoor family fun days in Paignton and Torquay, parades, pirates and pop-up shops!
There is also the opportunity for those who have fancied themselves as potential stars to be discovered and end up supporting one of the Festival’s headline acts. A great chance for aspiring acts to become famous!
‘There are over 50 individual shows planned and more in the melting pot, with plenty of opportunity for everyone to get involved.’ said Anne George, of Trevor George Entertainments Ltd, the creators of the Riviera Fringe.
Carolyn Custerson, Chief Executive of the English Riviera Tourism Company said, “The English Riviera is always humming with year-round shows and events and the new Riviera Fringe Festival is expected to be a huge hit with visitors. The superb line-up of performers will ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy during the week long festivities.”
Torquay on the English Riviera, was recently voted the UK’s top seaside resort in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards* (*being 3rd Best Destination in the UK after London and Edinburgh). The premier resort, a UNESCO recognized Global Geopark, is located within a beautiful horseshoe-shaped, sheltered Bay and offers wonderful accommodation, attractions and facilities all year-round.
For more information about the Riviera Fringe Festival visit www.rivierafringe.co.uk
For more information about the English Riviera, visit the award-winning official destination website at www.englishriviera.co.uk
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