Ventnor Fringe Festival

Ventnor Fringe Festival was founded in 2010 by a group of young people living in Ventnor.

Taking place each year in mid-August, the festival has grown each year, with hundreds of acts having performed in a weird and wonderful selection of venues around the town.

2018 listings
Follow this link where the many events taking place at Ventnor Fringe 2018 will appear.

Below are the latest articles which feature the Fringe.

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2019: A quick guide on how to make the most of it

Ventnor Fringe Festival audience

Everyone is welcome to Ventnor for the 10th anniversary Ventnor Fringe Festival, with music, dance, theatre, comedy and more. This handy guide will help you navigate what the festival has to offer.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry

WATCH: Ventnor Fringe Festival marks tenth anniversary with documentary short

People at Ventnor fringe festival

It's now hard to imagine Ventnor without Ventnor Fringe - An amazing achievement in ten years. This video reveals the who and why behind the event that just continues to get stronger.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 11:33am

By Sally Perry

Attention Seeker: Award-winning ADHD show comes to Ventnor Fringe Festival next month

Gerard Harris on stage

The show is about what it's like to drag yourself up on stage when you're spectacularly shy, nervous, confused and a little bitter when your friend leaves you for dust as they become famous, but really it's about education, meditation and this rampant plague of distractedness that afflicts us all.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 6:04pm

By Feature Writer

Volunteer at Ventnor Fringe Festival and become part of the VFringe family

If you have some spare time, why not get involved? As previous a volunteer says, you’ll meet some of the kindest and most talented people you could imagine, all in this most amazing town.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 1:16pm

By Sally Perry

Book now for classical concert featuring wide-ranging programme from 18th century baroque to 20th century film scores

james and siobhan

The concert will feature a wide-ranging selection the musicians hope will appeal to everyone, with 18th century baroque music, American jazz and classical White House favourite Earl Wild, and film composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 5:18pm

By Peter Gruner

Individual Medley: A touching and funny cross-cultural coming-of-age memoir at Ventnor Fringe

Katrina Quinn performing on stage - looking as if about to dive into water

The show especially resonates with swimmers, people who've moved country and 90s kids, but the themes of growing up and learning to be confident in yourself and your body are universal. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, 8th June, 2019 1:16pm

By Feature Writer

Don’t miss ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Hit Farce’ at this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival

Actors from Hound of the Baskervilles

Book your tickets today for this inventive and hilarious comedy mystery which features two fearless actors playing every role in this fast paced farce.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 6:28pm

By Feature Writer

Last chance to register for Ventnor Fringe

ventnor fringe festival side of container in harbourside

If you're hoping to perform at this year's Ventnor Fringe Festival (celebrating its tenth anniversary), you'll need to register by midnight tomorrow (30th April).

Monday, 29th April, 2019 1:13pm

By Sally Perry

Kindred Spirit, Uncle Rust and Doozer McDooze all play Ventnor Fringe

Kindred Spirits

The Isle of Wight Venue Campaign has a special treat for folk and rock lovers on Saturday 27th July at Ventnor Fringe Festival. Book now for Kindred Spirit, Uncle Rust and Doozer McDooze!

Saturday, 30th March, 2019 1:38pm

By Feature Writer

Book now for an evening of eclectic, contemporary folk with Charlie Dore

charlie dore

Some might remember Charlie from presenting Children's TV show, Rainbow, but she's also one of the UK’s most respected songwriters. For Ventnor Fringe she'll team up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and and virtuoso double bass player, Gareth Huw Davies.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 9:20am

By Feature Writer

‘Lift the Lid’ reveals artist commissions

Lift the lid artists

A project aimed at encouraging residents to find out more about the arts and culture on the Isle of Wight announces their public artist commission for Newport, East Cowes and Totland.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 8:31am

By Sarah Glass

Major boost for Ventnor with national exposure from Guardian Labs

guardian feature about ventnor

Some of the town's lovely independents get a mention and although the feature is obviously a great big ad for iZettle, it is also a great big ad for Ventnor town and you can't argue with that.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 12:14pm

By Sally Perry