Performers of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014: Send us your bribes!
Send us free stuff and get valuable exposure for your show
This article is from 2014.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world, and as a result, individual shows or performers can sometimes struggle to make themselves heard. In an ideal world, it'd be great if every show could achieve a decent level of exposure on its own merits, but in reality, sometimes it helps to offer those in charge of exposure (ie the esteemed members of the press) a little something extra.
Which is a roundabout way of saying: we can be bought.
The List's Big Fat Festival Bribe is a time-honoured tradition in which hungry Fringe performers send small tokens of appreciation/promotional merchandise/tat to us in exchange for a brief mention in one of our three free Festival editions (plus online coverage via our Bribe Blog and social media). Gifts in the past have included cakes, pants, towels, toy tractors, toy animals, coasters, more cakes, dog calendars, scarves, List office invasions, more pants, crab paste, a personalised oil painting and pants filled with cake.*
Normally, we'd make this announcement ourselves, but Big Fat Festival Bribe veteran Mr Twonkey has fired the starting pistol this year by sending us a fantastic cherub bottle-stopper (pictured above), with the promise of greater gifts in store. His surreal cabaret show, Twonkey's Private Restaurant, is on at Espionage from 31 Jul–24 Aug (not 12 Aug) at 8.45pm, and is absolutely free.
See how easy that was? Mr Twonkey just got free publicity by sending us a glorified cork. If you think you can top that, send/deliver your Big Fat Festival Bribe to:
Big Fat Festival Bribe
14 High Street
*Please note, bribes of a financial or sexual nature are frowned upon. We're British.