Free festival

Free shows at Edinburgh's Festivals

Fringe Sunday usually takes place on the second Sunday of the Fringe.

The Edinburgh World Justice Festival will run for a fortnight from Saturday the 14th June to Sunday 29th June in venues across Edinburgh.

This weekend, Friday 31st, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd, sees the return of the annual Edinburgh Mela, a family-friendly festival of Asian and world music, street theatre, fashion, food, bhangra

Now you see it. Now you don't. That's normally the case with my wages over August, but now thanks to the Laughing Horse I can see a perfectly good Fringe show for nix. And about time!

Once
again, Trey Guevara and Frankie McCastro return from the future, (2017 to be precise) to rouse apathetic and blinkered Festival-goers into sparking a revolution, thus saving the Fringe from total corporate sell-out.

It wasn't as big as in previous years, but heavy drizzle didn't stop people coming out in numbers for the Edinburgh Festivals Cavalcade, the official start to the festival season. 

In all the Edinburgh Festivals that I've been at over the last couple of decades there's always been plenty of free shows. I'm not just talking about the street entertainers and musicians that are out in numbers on the Royal Mile and outside the National Galleries, but full shows indoors.