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Kirkcudbright Fringe Returns For A Second Year With An Exciting Lineup Of Performances

Kirkcudbright, Scotland – The Kirkcudbright Fringe is back for its second year, promising a weekend filled with entertainment, culture, theatre, art and fun for all.
In its second year: it has already expanded from three to four days; from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 September, the town will come alive with over 50 acts performing in 19 venues across the town.

The programme is now live on the website, with tickets available for purchase. Highlights of this year’s line-up include a performance from The National Theatre of Scotland and the Scottish Ensemble. Additionally, four Northern female comedians will be serving up a saucy helping of Femme de la Femme, while Alan Bissett returns with his acclaimed Moira Monologues.

Local historian John Leopold will deliver a talk on the Galloway Levellers, and June Nelson will share her experiences from a year on a desert island. Political debate will also be on the agenda, with Iain Dale and the UK’s favourite election expert Sir John Curtice set to discuss the outcome of this year’s election.

George Orwell’s only son, Richard Blair, talks about his father and his writing. The legendary Neal Ascherson reflects on reporting on the world and Scotland; economist and commentator Will Hutton looks at challenges ahead; while a special closing session on Sunday evening looks at arts and culture locally and regionally with authors James Robertson and Kapka Kassabova, chaired by The Scotsman’s Joyce McMillan.

The Saturday Night Live slot this year is filled by Mike McAlpine performing with a 5 piece band as Elvis – Viva Elvis Viva Kirkcudbright – promising an amazing 2 hour show dishing up hit after hit of the King.

In addition to the packed programme, Kirkcudbright will also host its annual flower show and a car boot sale in the Harbour Square on Sunday. Attendees can also enjoy delicious street food and drinks in the Soaperie Gardens and enjoy an amazing line up of local bands at the Harbour square including this year a performance from The Dumfries Community Choir.

“We are thrilled to bring the Kirkcudbright Fringe back for a second year,” said Fringe co-founder, Chris Walker. “With such a diverse line-up of performances and events, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to welcome visitors from near and far to this exciting weekend.”

“This year’s Kirkcudbright Fringe offers a great range of events: fun, entertainment, and thoughtful and serious” said Fringe co-founder Gerry Hassan. “The buzz, connection and numerous events all add up to a wonderful experience for people in the town and region as well as visitors.”

This years fringe is brought to you with the kind support of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Galloway Association of Glasgow, Dark Art Distillery and RSK

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE . Don’t miss out on this amazing weekend of entertainment in Kirkcudbright.