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Airport no longer on the Fringe

Posted: 29th July 2019

Festival acts to perform at Edinburgh Airport.

Acts from the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe will perform at Edinburgh Airport for the first time as the terminal becomes one of the newest showcase venues.

A selection of performers will give visitors a taste of the Fringe with performances on the airport’s Plaza area, with a stage being set up next to the famous EDINBURGH sign. Working with MLA Talent, acts will be sourced throughout the festival to keep the daily schedule fresh and exciting for passengers.

Edinburgh Trams will provide free travel for the performers who will also showcase their acts on the journey to and from the airport.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said:

“Edinburgh’s festivals are renowned across the globe and every year we have visitors flying in from all over the world to experience it for themselves, which brings a fantastic atmosphere to the city.

“There’s no better way to welcome visitors to our fantastic capital city by giving them a taste of the festivals from the moment they land, creating that positive start to what we hope is a memorable trip to Scotland and Edinburgh.”

Lea Harrison, Managing Director, Edinburgh Trams:

“Edinburgh during the August festivals is the best place to be and we’re delighted to be working with MLA Talent and Edinburgh Airport to bring the festival excitement from the tarmac to the tram.  With all night services running on Fridays and Saturday no one need miss a single moment of the festival, and all the fantastic events going on in the city.”

Mike Lee, Managing Director of MLA Talent said:

“It’s wonderful that Edinburgh Airport is now truly part of the Fringe entertainment experience. No longer is it a place to simply enter and depart – now Fringe goers can be entertained for free as soon as they leave the airport. With some of the best acts spanning theatre, comedy, dance and music from across the globe- travellers will truly be wowed at this brand new attraction without flying anywhere!”

Background

Event date and times: 02-24 August. 1200-1500 (9 x 20 minute slots). Busking times 1100-1200 and 1500-1600.

The 20 min slots will run daily at the airport’s busiest time between midday and 3pm by the main airport entrance and will give acts the opportunity to showcase their Fringe show. The stage has a full PA system and a keyboard already there for any musical accompaniment you may need.

If available and interested to book a 20min slot, please email assistant@mlatalent.com and cc mikeleigh@mlatalent.com.

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