THE Edinburgh Fringe Festival is known as one of the cultural highlights of the British summer.

Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 shows, how to get tickets and who's performing…

When is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019?

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 starts on August 1 and runs through to the end of the month.

The festival celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017.

The programme includes a wide variety of acts from cabaret and circus performers to music and comedy.

There will also be over 250 street performances each day of the festival with buskers, living statues and more.

How can I get tickets for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019?

Tickets can only be bought for each show via the Fringe box office either in person, over the phone or online.

To book tickets online visit the official website or download the Fringe app for iPhone or Android.

To book tickets over the phone contact +44 (0) 131 226 0000.

Tickets can also be bought at the Fringe Box Office situated on Old Assembly Close, High Street, EH1 1QS.

Prices vary for each show and a booking fee of 80p is added to each ticket, up to a maximum of $4.80.

What are the highlights of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme?

The programme for the festival can be downloaded from the Fringe website.

The festival features a vast array of acts including…

Cabaret & Variety

Kevin Quantum: Neon Future

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Danny the Champion of the World

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Children's Shows

Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Alice in Wonderland

Mr Men and Little Miss on Stage

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Comedy

Arthur Smith in Syd

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum loom Big in This?

Music

The Aretha Franklin Story

Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse

Beefheart – That Low Yo Yo Stuff!

George Michael Songbook

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