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Dizzee Rascal among the 2453 shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

By | Published on Friday 11 June 2010

Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder, Mika and Plan B are among the acts due to play at the Edge Festival this year, a musical strand of the Edinburgh Fringe, the official programme for which was published yesterday.

Also set to appear as part of Edge Fest this year are a big stack of CMU favourites like Eels, The Divine Comedy, Steve Mason, Broken Records, Kitty Daisy And Lewis and the wonderful Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip.

The festival takes place at venues around the Scottish capital throughout August, and forms part of the Edinburgh Fringe, the biggest fuck off festival on the planet, which this year includes 2453 separate shows (558 of them free) involving 21,148 performers at over 100 venues across the city. Comedy, theatre, dance, musicals, art, talks, cabaret, kids shows and music of all kinds makes up the programme.

Other music types set to appear at the Fringe this year include Beardyman, Blazin Fiddles, Bert Jansch, Shooglenifty, Orkestra Del Sol, The Tiger Lillies, Duke Special, the new folky project from Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble, and Edinburgh Fringe favourites like Camille O’Sullivan, Dean Friedman, Nick Pynn, Moishe’s Bagel and Kenny Young & The Eggplants. Oh, and cult indie folkster MJ Hibbett will be performing his two-man musical, ‘Dinosaur Planet’. And let’s not forget there are hundreds of classical concerts.

And this is all before you even start to browse the theatre, dance and comedy sections of the programme. The Edinburgh Fringe’s comedy strand is, in itself, the biggest comedy festival on the planet, and to more or less randomly pick out eleven must see comedy shows set to appear this year, let’s name check Jim Jeffries, Jason Byrne, Brendon Burns, Susan Calman, Phil Nichol, Nina Conti, Henning Wehn, Matt Green, The Penny Dreadfuls, Pappy’s and improv group Noise Next Door

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