Well, here we are again. A year since the very first Stirling Fringe Festival and we’ve returned bigger, bolder and better. Over the 10 day festival, Stirling will host around 50 events in 20 different venues. We’ve everything from art exhibitions, theatre and children’s shows to a mini street food festival, stand-up comedy and our Final Fling Ceilidh at the newly opened Colessio Hotel.

Music lovers are in for a special treat this year as two of Scotland’s cutting edge record labels, Lost Map and Chemikal Underground, bring exclusive showcase events to the festival, featuring some of the most exciting new musical talent in the country

This year’s festival also has an international flavour, with acts from around the world visiting Stirling. Performers from South Africa (Simply Soweto Encha), Sweden (Lyy) and Canada (Wes Zaharuk) will join talent from across the UK in this year’s programme. Not forgetting, of course, a raft of talent from Stirling. And where else in Scotland will you be able to make art from nettles, eat exotic street food, watch a historical re-enactment and dance along to a Swedish folk group - all on the same day.