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Isle of Wight festival opens applications for artists

Tue 10 Jan 2012

Isle of Wight festival opens applications for artists

Artists have been invited to apply for a place at the Ventnor Fringe Festival, which will be taking place on the Isle of Wight later in the year.

The 2011 version of the event saw the number of people trying to win a spot triple and the organisers are once again expecting a surge of interest.

In 2012, it will be held in order to coincide with the 123rd Ventnor Carnival and is set to run from August 15th to 18th, reports VentnorBlog.

A team of teenagers got together to launch the event just two years ago and it is now one of the most exciting things on the Isle of Wight's annual calendar.

The organisers claim the fringe has an "open artistic policy allowing anyone to take part", while it also "welcomes artists from across the world in a huge variety of disciplines".

Comedians are invited to apply for a place at the festival, along with musicians, playwrights and filmmakers, with venues across the town created from empty shops, buses, courtyards and churches.

Over 200 artists have already taken part in the fringe and dozens more will be expected to be travelling to the Isle of Wight this summer in order to take part in the 2012 event.

Acts to have previously appeared at the fringe include Johnny Flynn, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Marques Toliver, Hand to Mouth Theatre and London's String Theatre.

Anyone is invited to take part in the Ventnor Fringe Festival for a charge of £25 for one performance, with two showings costing £40.

Those who want to put on their event for no charge will not have to pay for the privilege to do so.

The organisers of the fringe have revealed they are aiming to have 150 artists perform over the course of the four days of activity in Ventnor.

Posted by Steph WhiteADNFCR-3083-ID-801260530-ADNFCR

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