Johnnie Walker Princes Street becomes Edinburgh Festival Fringe partner
03 August 2022
Johnnie Walker Princes Street and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society have announced an exciting new partnership that will see Edinburgh’s most exciting whisky experience support the festival as an Official Partner Destination.
Since launching in September 2021, Johnnie Walker Princes Street has quickly become a must-visit destination for both locals and visitors. With iconic views of Edinburgh Castle and the cityscape, guests visiting the attraction are guaranteed a five-star experience. Boasting personalised immersive tours, two stunning rooftop bars, a dedicated events space and spectacular retail store packed with exclusive items, Johnnie Walker Princes Street offers festival goers eight floors of whisky adventures in Edinburgh’s West End.
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the partnership brings together the world’s premier arts festival with the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky.
As Edinburgh plays host to artists and audiences from around the world this summer, Johnnie Walker Princes Street will welcome them for an experience that will invigorate their senses in August, and beyond. As part of the partnership, Johnnie Walker Princes Street will feature across the Fringe venues map – a core navigation tool to ensure audiences enjoy their visit to Edinburgh and are able to easily find the wealth of Fringe venues across the city. You can find the map in the back of the programme or collect a handy pocket version from the Fringe Shop during the Fringe.
In line with the net zero targets recently set out in the Fringe Society’s future development goals, Johnnie Walker Princes Street are also supporting the delivery of the Fringe’s e-ticketing journey, a significant digital development for 2022.
Barbara Smith, Managing Director of Johnnie Walker Princes Street, said: “The Johnnie Walker Princes Street team is delighted to be coming on board as Official Partner Destination of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in its momentous 75th year. 2022 is a big year for us too, as we’ll enjoy our first full summer in Edinburgh. Our location in the heart of the West End is perfect for festival goers and what’s more they’ll get the perfect view of the city in full swing from our rooftop bar.”
Shona McCarthy, CEO at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said: "We’re delighted to expand our previous partnership with Johnnie Walker into an exciting new one with Johnnie Walker Princes Street. We’ve watched the development of the attraction over the last few years, and it’s a fantastic addition to Edinburgh’s visitor offer. Through the support of this partnership, we have been able to make improvements to our ticketing experience this August, and also bring back the popular Fringe venues map. We look forward to working with Barbara and the team at Johnnie Walker Princes Street during the busy weeks ahead, and into 2023 and beyond.”