Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – tickets, show dates and weather forecast

THE Edinburgh Fringe Festival is known as one of the cultural highlights of the British summer and it kicks off TODAY.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 shows, how to get tickets and who’s performing…

When is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019?

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 starts TODAY, August 1, and runs through to the end of the month.

The festival celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017.

The programme includes a wide variety of acts from cabaret and circus performers to music and comedy.

There will also be over 250 street performances each day of the festival with buskers, living statues and more.

How can I get tickets for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019?

Tickets can only be bought for each show via the Fringe box office either in person, over the phone or online.

To book tickets online visit the official website or download the Fringe app for iPhone or Android.

To book tickets over the phone contact +44 (0) 131 226 0000.

Tickets can also be bought at the Fringe Box Office situated on Old Assembly Close, High Street, EH1 1QS.

Prices vary for each show and a booking fee of 80p is added to each ticket, up to a maximum of £4.80.

What is the weather forecast?

According to the Met Office, the weather in Edinburgh will be warm and calm for the next couple of days, before it starts raining next week.

Today will see highs of 19C with sunshine and no rain.

Tomorrow you can expect cloudy skies and highs of 20C, but again no rain.

Sunday however brings a yellow thunderstorm warning and with it, heavy rain and highs of 20C.

What are the highlights of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme?

The programme for the festival can be downloaded from the Fringe website.

The festival features a vast array of acts including…

Cabaret & Variety

  • Kevin Quantum: Neon Future
  • The Lady Boys of Bangkok
  • Danny the Champion of the World
  • Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Children’s Shows

  • Basil Brush’s Family Fun Show
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Mr Men and Little Miss on Stage
  • Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels


  • Arthur Smith in Syd
  • Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut
  • Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory
  • Arabella Weir: Does My Mum loom Big in This?


  • The Aretha Franklin Story
  • Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse
  • Beefheart – That Low Yo Yo Stuff!
  • George Michael Songbook

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