Fringe 2010

Edinburgh 2010 has arrived! As the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh opens its doors to us once more here’s what’s hot this summer. fringeprogramme

Once again Edinburgh rolls out its annual red carpet, and once again, like a pack of ravenous hounds we can’t wait to feast our eager eyes on those 2010 previews!

Every year I am amazed at the treats in store. Upon first impressions, it seems that once again our senses will be treated to a cultural pampering. Not only does this great city outstretch its hospitable arms to us (the legions of Fringe goers) every year, it manages to lay on a pretty decent show too. In addition to a packed programme of entertainment including about two thousand plays, comedy shows and gigs, we have the wonderful exhibitions laid on by the National Galleries of Scotland to look forward to!

No need to miss out on the latest shows and the special offers as long as we are armed with our iPhones this year!

This is brilliant news for those of us who like to pack as much activity into our Fringe itineraries as humanly possible. This fantastic gizmo is brought to us by Loc8 Solutions in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and what is more, it is absolutely free!

If you fancy hooking your iPhone up to this really useful app you will not be disappointed for the benefits are numerous! Features of the Fringe 2010 app include checking on special offers as they come in from the Half Price Fringe Hut, compiling a festival diary, never getting lost again thanks to your venue navigator and special show browsing capability.

Thanks to iPhone, there’s no need to hunt down the Internet café for you can now have the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the palm of your hand, anytime, anywhere. streetperformers

Last but not least, don’t forget to save yourself lots of money by using the Fringe’s Half-Price Hut. Located on the Mound (near the National Galleries), the Hut is the place to be when reduced price tickets are up for grabs. In addition there are opportunities to take advantage of last minute promotions and particularly great for buying those morning show tickets the evening before at cut price.

Happy fringing!

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