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Friday, May 15, 2020


Visitors to the National Arts Festival know that the experience is as much about the heavy hitters and much-anticipated shows as it is about the undiscovered gems and sheer entertainment of the Fringe.

In the move to being an online Festival in 2020, audiences will be able to follow a similar adventure.

Your Virtual Festival ride may not involve chats in the ticket queue or meeting for drinks after the show, but navigating the Festival from your couch will have its perks – each day of the Festival, a curated programme of works will become available on the Festival’s website for you to select from (or binge-watch later).

You will also be able to enter the vFringe – a space where the unexpected, amazing and unusual can be found!

Fringe artists will create their own pitch to advertise their shows. Audiences can click on the shows that appeal to them and watch right away, or later when it suits them. Expect music, comedy, magic, visual art, performance art and more in a line-up of never-ending online arts and entertainment. This is a great way to support local talent as 90% of the proceeds from their ticket sales will go to the artists themselves.

“We look forward to sharing the programme with you soon!” say the Festival organisers

All artists wanting to participate in the vFringe can visit the Artist Zone on the National Arts Festival website. Click on the large running across the top of this article or visit