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Fringe, Busk Stop, Community Events
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The Fringe is a chance to hear artists you may not have heard before, often those new to the Bude folk scene. It gives a platform to performers not appearing on our main stage and it's a shop window visible to other festival and club organisers. Acts who have impressed at the Fringe may be asked to play at our following year's ‘Fringe Benefits’ concert.
The Fringe runs all day (from 11) on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10 – 1 on Monday morning.
Artists apply to play and sing at the Fringe and the committee considers their music before they are booked, so you can be sure the calibre will be high! Application forms for fringe performers are at:
N.B. the Fringe is not the same as the
The Fringe takes place in the garden next to the Olive Tree Restaurant on the canal wharf, opposite the Falcon Hotel (where most of our events take place). Entry to the fringe venue is free- and all are welcome, whether they are visitors to the festival, just visitors to Bude – or residents - and kids, dogs...
At the Busk Stop on Bude Wharf, any artists or bands can play to the passing crowds! At the Stop there will be a sign-up sheet with timed ‘slots’ and there anyone who wishes to perform can book a performance time. Last year this was very popular, so come along and see who is Busking in Bude!
(Free performance, contributory workshop)
Ashwater Community Steel Band were a great success last year and here they are again! On Monday 28th they will on the Falcon Terrace offering a workshop from 1330 to 1430 (£3) and then performing from 1430-1530 (free) - come and join in!
On Friday 25th May Bude schoolchildren will again be joining us with a dance demonstration at Bude Light. From 1345 to 1600 expect a traditional Bude Furry Dance, Maypole Dancing and other folk dances.