In amidst the craziness of the world just now, the Southside Fringe has also been impacted by Covid-19. Currently, we are giving refunds to all event organisers, venue owners and advertisers as we cannot run a venue-based Fringe Festival and we are very aware that everyone is in a tight financial position. We also don't have an income stream from gigs, bookings and other advertising just now due to not being able to programme our venue On The Fringe and not being able to curate our 2020 festival. We still have to pay our bills and our staff and there isn't enough money for us to cover all our costs and support the arts in the Southside.
The Southside Fringe Directors, Corinna and Meg, are currently working tirelessly behind the scenes trying to come up with creative ways to keep our volunteers and creative communities connected.
- We are selling some awesome merch that you can get your hands on and also help us out!
- We are also planning a big party in On The Fringe when this is all over that you can grab tickets for exclusively through our crowdfunder. (N.B.Please note that we are unsure of what date this will take place but it will definitely be fun!)
Big Southside Love,
Corinna and Meg xx
About Southside Fringe
The Southside Fringe Festival is a 16 day annual festival held in May in venues, businesses and locations across the Southside of Glasgow. Each year we have between 30 - 50 local venues hosting between 100 - 200 art, theatre, cabaret, comedy, music, literature, spoken word, health and lifestyle and food & drink events. We had the first festival in 2013, 2020 will be our eighth annual festival. Thanks to Stewart McDonald MP we've been commended in Westminster twice now for the impact we've made in Glasgow and we won the Scottish Hospitality Award for Best Scottish Festival 2017 and received a Highly Commended in the same category in 2018.
"The power of arts, music and culture to bring people together is undisputed but nowhere in the city has it been harnessed to such fantastic effect than at the Southside Fringe." - Anne Fotheringham, Evening Times
"This will be a great opportunity to bring everyone together, showcase the best in independent local businesses, and a carnival atmosphere is guaranteed. The annual summer parade is something that the West End Festival has sorely missed, maybe the Southside can grow this event to fill the gap?" Kenny Lavelle, SNACK Magazine