Hollywood, New York, Cape Town…
Organisers of the third Cape Town Fringe Festival have announced that the Fringe has been invited to be the newest member of the prestigious World Fringe Alliance.
Membership of the World Fringe Alliance is by invitation only. With this announcement Cape Town becomes the tenth member, alongside Hollywood, New York, Amsterdam, Prague, Brighton, Edinburgh, Perth, Adelaide and Grahamstown – a collective reaching over 3.5-million audience members annually. Membership of the Alliance will help bring more international work to stage in years to come, and will create opportunities for South African artists to travel more widely.
“This reaffirms Cape Town as a City that can hold its head high among some of the most inspiring and creative capitals in the world,” said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Cllr Eddie Andrews. “We know the enormous economic benefits events such as this brings through tourism and brand awareness, and how these events enrich the lives of those living in a host City. Being invited to be part of the World Fringe Alliance takes this event to the next level.”
The closing weekend of the Cape Town Fringe Festival gets underway today, with a full programme of performances in various venues until 8 October, and the inaugural Cape Town Buskers Festival at the V&A Waterfront until Sunday 9 October.
Source: Cape Town Fringe Media Office