Artists, comedians, actors, actresses & superheroes all came together last weekend for the first weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe festival in Scotland. We even joined in on the fun, packing our bags and flying up to Edinburgh to cover the event! So what is the Fringe Festival you might be asking? Good question! In the organizers own words:
“The official site, for over 50 years Scotland’s capital city has seen a unique explosion of creative energy within the Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.”
This year SoundCloud and the Fringe partnered together to create a Soundbooth where performers and participants of the festival could come and share their sounds to their Edinburgh Fringe profiles via SoundCloud. Rachel from the Edinburgh Fringe Marketing staff explains why SoundCloud + Fringe = love.
We had some amazing characters stop by and record with us including Mr. Millennium, Andy & the Prostitutes, Sophie & more!
On Sunday we held a meetup at the Pear Tree near Fringe Central. Some fine folks came out in the rain and received serious swag in the form of shirts, buttons and stickers! More importantly we got to meetup with some amazingly active community members including Bob, Amelia, John and comedian Michael Legge!
Oh and we also met Jack Gleeson from Game of Thrones who said he loves using SoundCloud!
Can you believe it? That is only the beginning! The Edinburgh Fringe Festival will be going on this whole month until August 26th! To follow along with the sounds of the festival, check out our Edinburgh Fringe Festival curated set here & we hope to see you there next year!
Are you a comedian, actress, actor or performer who uses SoundCloud for spoken word? Let us know in the comments!