Organisers of Shaftesbury Fringe say the event has exceeded expectations so far.
The Fringe was last held in 2019, when it was the third largest performance festival in the country. Volunteers rescheduled the show from its usual July date to the August Bank Holiday, because of uncertainties caused by the coronavirus.
But co-chairman, Rob Neely, is pleased with the amount of response so far. You’ll hear how many performers have signed up and a breakdown of different genre in our report. There’s been a flurry of registrations following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the end of social distancing. You can now register your performance for free until 31st of July.
During his interview Rob talks about some of the new venues available for performers this year.