So, you've decided to leap #IntoTheUnknown and explore the Fringe this August. Here's what to look out for...

1. Thousands of shows to choose from

Explore #IntoTheUnknown and see what's on at this year's Fringe. Make sure to check out the advanced search tool to narrow down the programme by date, time, venue, genre, suitability and more!

2. The world's greatest street festival has a new look

The Virgin Money Fringe Street Events have been transformed for their 20th anniversary with a radical new design, more flexible performance spaces and is now the first festival in the world where Fringe-goers can tap-to-tip street performers using contactless credit and debit cards.

3. Two tickets are better than one

Become a Friend of the Fringe and get 2for1 tickets from a choice of more than 2,000 shows in this year's programme. What better way to catch bucket loads of shows, see something totally unexpected and discover the next big thing?

4. More places to get your hands on them

There are more than 40+ locations around the city where you can pick up your pre-ordered Fringe tickets including Edinburgh Airport and a new Fringe Box Office counter at the heart of Edinburgh Waverley station. To collect your tickets just swipe/insert the payment card used to purchase your tickets and they will print off automatically. Find the most convenient collection point for you.

5. Get the Fringe in your pocket

Hand holding smartphone with 2018 Fringe App installed

Come on, get ‘appy – navigating the world’s biggest arts festival is a breeze with the official Fringe App. Featuring lots of handy tools such as advanced filtering, favourites, and a personal planning calendar, it’s never been easier to plan your very own Fringe adventure.

6. Step #IntoTheUnknown

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all the latest Fringe news and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear all the latest from Fringe HQ.

7. Your top-tips

Don't take our word for it. Check out the top-tips for leaping #IntoTheUnknown as chosen by Fringe fans like yourself.