HALF of the tickets for this year’s Fringe shows will go on sale prior to the official launch on June 5.
Tickets for more than 1000 shows will go on sale by mid-May, on top of the tickets for over 500 shows which are already on sale.
The “early-bird” sale will mean more tickets will be made available earlier than ever.
It’s hoped that it will encourage more people to come to the Festival as they will be able to plan earlier.
But there are fears in some quarters that making so many tickets available will dilute the official launch event.