In the diary: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

When? 6–31 August
Where?
Edinburgh, Scotland
What?
A million people throng the steep streets of Edinburgh to celebrate music, theatre and comedy at the world’s biggest arts festival.

Style Before they were famous
Setting Athens of the north

Event highlights These are always unpredictable, but some locations, such as the Speigeltent, are always a good bet. See www.festivalhighlights.com for other likely gems.

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IN THE KNOW

Head count Around a million people attend the Fringe over the course of August.

Packing tips Anything goes, so if you have an outlandish outfit that needs an airing, this is the place for it. Otherwise, take sensible shoes (for the cobbles) and a map to help you keep track of the 250-plus venues.

Bar chat If you were to watch every single performance at the festival back to back, it would take around five years, 11 months and 16 days.