Fringe reports another top year for ticket sales


This article is from 2007.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has reported another record breaking year for ticket sales, with visitors taking in 1.7 million shows.

The number of tickets sold jumped by more than 10% against last year, with some 18,626 performers taking part in more than 2,000 shows. Some criticise the scale of the festival, which is now in its 60th year, blaming its rapid expansion for falling standards.

However, director Jon Morgan said banning events at the Fringe would go against the grain.

“If audiences and artists continue to come to Edinburgh, the festival will continue to grow, with 2007 being a good example of that,” he said.

“To suggest I should have control over the size of an open access festival is wrong, and against the principles of the Fringe.”

This article is from 2007.


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