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Shaftesbury Fringe

Organisers of Shaftesbury Fringe says they’re excited by their decision to go ahead with the event this summer.
Fringe will be held over four days on 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th August 2021.


Shaftesbury Fringe was last held in 2019 when it was England’s third-largest performance event. Co-Chairman James Thrift says the festival may not be as large this year because of Covid-19 uncertainties and because organisers expect some social distancing measures will be in place.

“I think we can all accept now that this is going to be a different Fringe,” said James.


Fringe committee members are currently talking with Shaftesbury businesses that have expressed an interest in acting as venues.  
The organisers say they understand their important role in hosting a celebration to bring our community back together. They are committed to playing a part in helping Shaftesbury ‘bounce back’, supporting businesses and local performers and artists in a safe, responsible way.

“If you’re a band or individual, no matter where you are, if you can get here to perform and you want to do something, get in touch. We will find somewhere for you to do something,” said co-Chairman Rob Neeley.

Event information will be added to the website https://www.shaftesburyfringe.co.uk/ as it becomes available.

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