22 June 2012

Tickets for shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can now be bought through the Fringe App for iPhone and Android smartphones.

This is the third year that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society have developed an App in conjunction with Edinburgh based developer Kotikan. Last year the Fringe App, , was downloaded over 45,000 times, a figure the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society hope to build on this year.

Kath M Mainland, the Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said:

“We think this app makes us the biggest mobile box office in the world. It allows anyone with an iPhone or an Android phone to buy tickets for the shows that make up the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”

“It’s very simple, you can buy tickets for a show on the app and then collect the physical tickets from our collection points at the Fringe Box Offices on the High Street, at Glasgow Queen Street Station, at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut and at the University of Edinburgh Visitor’s Centre on Bristo Square.

“You can use the app to navigate your way around the 279 venues putting on events this August. The app will tell you which shows are starting soon, which shows are closest to you and which shows are available at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut each day.”

Gavin Dutch, CEO of Kotikan said:

“This August, Kotikan and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are hoping to build on the success of last year. We’re massively excited about the Fringe this year and we hope the app helps people get the most out of it.”

The app allows people to organise their Fringe events with My Festival planner and share details with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

There are also details on all the shows selling tickets at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut as well information on the show happening next and the show that’s happening nearest to the phone’s user.

The app is free to download and is available from the iTunes Store, Google Play and www.kotikan.com.

  • The Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 3 – 27 August.

  • For further information please contact the Fringe Media Office – [email protected] / 0131 240 1919