AJ Bell Fringe on Friday: Kid X

by Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday: Kid X
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On 4th September 2020 we successfully raised £79 with 3 supporters in 14 days

We're delighted to be selling tickets to the AJ Bell Fringe on Friday digital cabaret, in support of the artist and venue recovery fund.

by Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Join us for a 60-minute digital cabaret show on Friday 28 August at 9pm. The show will feature nine different acts and will go out live at 9pm BST, with tickets costing just £9 each (£1 less than the cost of the average Fringe ticket).

100% of the money raised by ticket sales on this project will go straight to the Fringe’s artist and venue recovery fund, helping artists who are struggling as a result of COVID-19 return to the festival in 2021. 


Whats the show all about?

Bassline Circus and Megahertz presents KID_X 

In association with Feral

Charting a futuristic romance between a boy with a bionic heart and a famous rooftop selfie queen, KID_X collides circus and street dance with hypnotic video projections and an original electronic score. Featuring stunning live vocals from singing sensation Eva Lazarus, set over a bass heavy soundtrack she wrote alongside legendary Scottish sound system Mungo’s Hifi.

The piece was originally commissioned by Tramway with support from Macrobert Arts Centre, Platform, NoFitState, Jackson’s Lanes and Stratford Circus. Funded by Creative Scotland, PRS and Arts Council England. KID_X was selected to be part of Creative Scotland’s prestigious Made In Scotland showcase during the Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

Who’s joining me on Friday 28 August?

The full line up for the next show on 28 August is Briefs, Le Gateau Chocolat, Stiff & Kitsch, Michael Odewale, Megan Shandley, Farr Out, Craig Hill, Helen Duff, Alfie Ordinary... and your host for the evening Courtney Act.

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday

This new digital show will showcase the festival across a range of genres, including comedy, cabaret, theatre and music. The show has been made possible thanks to the generous support of online investment platform AJ Bell, and is produced and curated by Lucky Cat & Michael Fraser, alongside production company Inner Ear.


Fringe artist and venue recovery fund

The creative industries have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with the Fringe community alone facing estimated losses of over £21 million. 

The opportunities derived from presenting work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be enormous; many artists book onward touring, build collaborative partnerships, find a new agent, get bookings for stage, screen, and film work. Many engage with a loyal and adventurous fanbase, earning income to support their year-round activities, or taking the chance to try out new work and ideas on audiences who are actively looking for something new. 

The impact of these lost opportunities will stretch way beyond 2020, with artists looking at a long recovery for their work to be seen on stage again, with the worry that many will be forced to leave the sector to earn a living elsewhere, with the impact far reaching.

All the money we raise from this project page will go to the central artist and venue recovery fund to support our return to the Fringe in 2021. 


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