A new edition of the international Fringe festival – the world’s largest art and entertainment event born in Edinburgh – has been born in Sharjah.
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that it will be hosting the first Fringe Festival in the Middle East – Sharjah Fringe Festival – for 17 days from January 16 to February 1, 2020.
The streets and stages of Sharjah will be the backdrop for 600 shows featuring a pandemonium of performers, colours and creativity at key destinations in the emirate – Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba and Al Noor Island.
These Shurooq destinations will host over 50 artists from the UAE, the region and the world, who will present street and circus acts, theatre, dance, music and other forms of interactive entertainment, to delight UAE audiences from all nationalities and age groups.
Sharjah Fringe Festival 2020 is presented by Shurooq in partnership with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority. It will be organised by the National Arts Festival, South Africa, who also produce a thriving South African Fringe, in collaboration with Dubai-based events company Dolphin Creative.