Talent Scouting at The Edinburgh Festival
The last three weeks have seen the annual celebration of performance ‘The Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ and we were there to seek out the best new acts and shows.
Talent scouting is a vital part of the way that we ensure we work with the best acts in the world. We are always actively looking for the best and most exciting trends in the entertainment world so that we can be the first to share them with our clients.
The importance of the festival to the entertainment industry cannot be underestimated. In addition to being a showcase of the best and brightest shows it is also an opportunity to see unique forms of expression that street performers use to draw an audience. The Royal Mile is that place to find a myriad of performers all competing for your attention and pounds, from whip cracking Americans, to plate spinning gents and even skirt lifting human statues.
Our focus on finding the best new talent means that we can always surprise our clients with options they hadn’t considered and find them what they need to blow their guests away with. We select certain events throughout the year to scout at because the pull of seeing acts and shows in the flesh is a draw too strong to resist.
The Edinburgh Fringe is, for sure, one of these. Now in its 70th year, it has grown from a meeting of justly eight theatre groups to the fully international festival we know of today. The last three weeks has seen well over 50,000 performances from over 3,000 shows in almost 300 weird, whacky and wonderful venues. If you fancy watching Shakespeare inside a giant purple cow ‘The Udderbelly’ you’re in the right place.
It can be daunting deciding which acts and shows to see so we have put together a helpful 60 second guide that showcases our top selections from this year's festival.
What do you think of our selection? It was a hard choice. If you think we should’ve featured a different act let us know through our Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Every week our dedicated team of Artist Content Creators actively seek out the most exciting acts around and keep ahead of the latest entertainment trends. With a roster of over 11,000 artists that is continually growing, we look forward to working with hard to find, unique and often just bizarre acts.
It's always good to catch up with acts that we work with, this is our wonderful Victorian Magic Duo.
If we missed you at the festival and would like to work with us do not worry. We always want to hear from new and exciting acts so if you have a show, act or performance you’d like to share with us please complete our online Artist Sign Up Form.
See you next year - Nick Hewlett, Artist Content Manager.