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Welcome to Ventnor Fringe Festival 2017!
Whether this is your first time, or your a Fringe veteran, here is the low-down on everything you need to know!
1.) Your first point of call, the Ventnor Exchange. Located in Church Street, this is the Fringe’s main Box Office and information point which stays open all year. You can book tickets for any show here and the team can even help put together an itinerary for you, based on your interests. There is also a bar with 40+ craft beers and a little record store. If your not based locally you can call (01983) 716767 to book over the phone or ask any questions you like about the Festival.
2.) Where is the heart of the action? As well all of the events listed on the website, which are located in pop up venues throughout the town, there are two main Festival bars and social hubs. First up is the Observatory, located on Ventnor Habour, which includes a 360 degree bar with live music and DJ’s all day and into the night. Head to the west of the town centre and you’ll find Parkside, located in Ventnor Park, with a craft beer bar, live music and loads of workshops and activities for families and adults alike!
3.) The best things in life are free! As well as all of the ticketed shows and the Fringe bars there is also loads of free events that take place all over the town, from buskers and street performers to little secret venues and grand Carnival Parades! Look out for signs in the windows of local shops for the time’s that ‘pop up’ show will be taking place. This could be anywhere from the Launderette to the Barbers, nowhere is safe!
4.) What is the Ventnor International Festival? VIF takes place on Friday 11th August (During the Fringe week) it’s a new one day music festival created by the Fringe team, showcasing the best new music from across the UK and beyond. Tickets cost £30 and get you entry into 4 spaces with music running in each from about midday to 2am! Think Great Escape Festival in Brighton but with a better beach and cheaper pints! Find out more here
5.) Should I book tickets in advance? Our advice would be to book some tickets in advance as many shows do sell out before the Fringe starts. But it’s also worth giving yourself time to explore as well and make some decisions on the day!
See you at the Fringe!