Sales Soar for Stirling
THE organisers of Stirling Fringe, set to
take place at venues across the City of Stirling from the 18 September to 26
September 2015, have reported strong advanced box office sales, with tickets
selling twice as fast as in previous years.
Over 2500 tickets went on sale for Stirling Fringe in July, now in its 3rd
year, and firmly cemented in performing arts circles as Scotland's
Festival Director, Barry McDonald, commented:- "We're delighted with
advanced ticket sales. Tickets are selling twice as fast this year, so we're
urging festival fans to book now to ensure they can get tickets to the shows
they really want to see. Stirling Fringe is now a respected feature of the
Scottish cultural calendar and our strong performance at the box office this
year is testimony to that. We are attracting people from far and wide to
Stirling, demonstrate the rich cultural offering that the City has to offer.
We are also giving the people who live in Stirling a festival they can truly
With crowds currently flocking through in their thousands to Edinburgh for
its festival offering, Stirling claims it punches well above its weight,
culturally speaking. And, with such a varied mix of popular, experimental
and engaging acts lined up for this year's Striling Fringe, people don't
actually need to travel to Edinburgh or Glasgow to see 1st class music,
comedy, or theatre. It's right here on their doorstep.
Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland, said:- "Scotland's reputation as
the perfect stage for events continues to grow each year, benefitting
greatly from the incredible variety on offer and unique atmosphere of our
festivals, like the Stirling Fringe. I am delighted to see this event
generating greater interest than ever as it enters its third year and know
all of those attending will be treated to an outstanding mix of performances
which offer something for every taste."
The festival will open on the weekend of the 18
September 2015, with a rousing performance in Cowane's Hospital from South
African vocal group, Simply Soweto Encha, whose a capella fusion of gospel,
soul and doo-wop, is already a firm favourite with festival goers and sees
the group perform for the 2nd year in a row.
Later in the festival, opera lovers will be treated to a contemporary
interpretation of Mozart's Le Nozze de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
performed by VoiceArc. And, for the comedy lovers, some of Scotland's finest
comedians are set to take to the stage including reigning Scottish Comedian
of the Year, Bruce Fummey, as well as appearances from well kent Scottish
names Gary Little, Joe Heenan and Ray Bradshaw.
Music lovers will be in their element with a programme that juxtaposes the
towering urban impact of Scottish hip hop band Stanley Odd with the more
lyrical sounds of modern string quartet Routes and families can also get in
on the act with a variety of events aimed at arts lovers of all ages
including a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 19 September 2015.
The beauty of Stirling Fringe is that the programme has something for
everyone and all ages. Boasting a packed programme of performing artists
with everything from musicians to magicians, dramatic actors to divas.
The Stirling Fringe Festival is supported by EventScotland, part of the
events directorate at VisitScotland, through the National Programme.
For further information on the full line up, and to book tickets, visit:-