In Events

Organisers of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been given the green light for live events to return to the city this year.

The Fringe Society has now revealed that it will be starting to take bookings within weeks for the event which is scheduled to go ahead in August. Acts and companies will be able register shows until the end of the Fringe which is due to run for three and a half weeks, as usual.

It is hoped that the Scottish Government will give clear guidance on social distancing and crowd capacities, before they start accepting bookings. All acts and companies who register will also be able to make use of a new digital platform, which will allow work to be showcased in the event of further lockdown restrictions. It is hoped that by the end of June, socially distanced audiences of up to 400 will be able to attend indoor shows, while 2000 will be allowed at outdoor performances.

The Fringe announcement was made the day after the Edinburgh International Festival announced that it would be bringing back live events at outdoor venues and Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister, saying that she was optimistic about venues returning to normal over the summer.