Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 – September 8 to 23!

A LINE OF O’KANE – DEIRDRE O’KANE at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival returns this year for another two week city take-over, with 16 days of brand new shows from dreamers and doers, wordsmiths and radicals, crafters and grafters, pirates and bad bitches, September 8th to 23rd.

Dublin Fringe Festival has announced its 24th edition, as the festival gears up for yet another magnificent city take-over this September, introducing the hottest new talent across 23 venues – from a vintage bus travelling around the Phoenix Park to City Hall; from Stephen’s Green to outside the GPO; inside your earphones and on the heads of iconic Dublin statues.  

The festival prides itself on making and creating spaces for artists throughout our city, while the many Fringe partners, along with makers and doers, together champion their ideas, making the impossible possible.

Dublin Fringe is Ireland’s largest multidisciplinary arts festival, and home to the bold and brave showcasing brand new ideas for the first time. This year the festival will run for 16 days and nights, stage an impressive 80 productions, 554 performances, with 55 world premieres. 

Fringe introduces the hottest new talent, and connects artists with audiences. As a year-round organisation, it sources and develops talent – for example, artists like Alison Spittle, Rusangano Family, and the hit play Dublin Oldschool, which has been made into a movie, in cinemas now – and it all started at Dublin Fringe.

 Ruth McGowan, Dublin Fringe Festival’s new artistic director says:
”This programme is pulsing with energy, adventure and joy. It’s a festival of firsts – each of the 80 events are brand new and happening in Dublin for the very first time at Fringe. We’re introducing the essential voices you need to hear from – I can’t wait for you to meet them.”

This year’s edition is as ambitious as ever, and Fringe is making sure the right person has the biggest microphone to tell their story. The 2018 festival programme has eight  chapters to get stuck into. These include:

Parties, Club Nights & Gigs: Dublin after-dark demands your attention. Throbbing dancefloors and hot gigs to send you home starry-eyed. Fringe is championing Club Culture as an essential part of the cultural fabric of our city 

Inventors & Mavericks: Works that defy categorisation: live art, dance, theatre, music and genre-bending performance

13 Good Plays: New writing from playwrights you need to know

Punchlines: Uproarious stand-up, improv and musical comedy that will leave you begging for more

Young Radicals: Five cool shows for those on the right side of adulthood, as our Fringe for Young Audiences strand returns for a second time in association with Collapsing Horse 

Sharpened Senses: Tune in and reach out with intimate sound art, live art, and visual art

Bodies in Time: Feats of dance, circus, performance and physical theatre

Show up, See it first. Watch as Fringe transforms Dublin’s map into stages and performances that will  make you stop in your tracks.

Want a big night out? A great adventure? The freshest new art? You’ll find it all at Fringe. 

DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2018 runs city-wide from September 8 – 23. 

All 2018 Fringe events are now on sale at fringefest.com or 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) from August 29. 

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