Edinburgh’s Record Fringe Year

The edinburgh Fringe has another record year. But is the festival getting too big? “Fringe officials said that for the second time in a row, ticket sales had exceeded £1m and were 13% up on last year. For the first time in its history every one of the 1,695 fringe shows had sold a ticket before the festival began on August 8. Some venues saw ticket sales jump by almost 40%. With 1.25m tickets sold for 25,326 performances, the 2004 fringe exceeded last year’s record takings, but many venues reported business tailing off sharply in the last week.”