Edinburgh's Old Dr Bells Baths reveals Fringe Festival lineup

The once Victorian swimming baths, now revamped multi-purpose venue, will host a variation of talented and interesting live acts during the upcoming, annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Last updated: 3rd Jul 2019

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The worlds largest arts and culture festival returns to the Scottish capital this year for its 72nd event, inviting creatives from around the world to take over the city's streets, venues, and alleyways.

Originally formed by 8 theatrical societies in 1947, the epic 3-week event now attracts and supports musicians, comedians, authors, and artists, etc from around the globe. The festival in recent years has sold over 2 million tickets for over 50,000 performances, each year.

Throughout August and early September, The Old Dr Bells Baths, a recently re-invented, much-loved listed building in the heart of Leith, will welcome a range of fantastic live acts, including Liverpudlian 90's alt-rock band Space, The Southfeaturing original members of The Beautiful South, Glaswegian genre hoppers Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 and English singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy.

The venue will also host evenings with the likes of Trainspotting author and playwright, Irvine Welsh, former Oasis manager Alan McGee, and Happy Mondays frontman, Shaun Ryder. Other notable appearances include Queen tribute act, One Night With Freddie, Prince tribute act, Endorphinmachine and a special 'Freaky Dancin' evening with maracas enthusiast, Bez, also of the Happy Mondays.

Events will run from August 2nd until September 7th. Get your tickets for events below...

Space at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - 2nd August

An evening with Kyle Falconer (The View) at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Friday 2nd August

An evening with Irvine Welsh at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Saturday 3rd August 

An evening with Kyle Falconer (The View) at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Saturday 3rd August

An evening with Kyle Falconer (The View) at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Sunday 4th August

One Night With Freddie Preview Show at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Monday 5th August

One Night With Freddie at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Tuesday 6th August

One Night With Freddie at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Wednesday 7th August

One Night With Freddie at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Thursday 8th August

Drama Showcase featuring Nobody Knows the Troubles I've Seen at The Old Dr Bells Baths in Edinburgh Friday 9th - Saturday 10th August

One Night With Freddie at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Friday 9th August (afternoon show)

One Night With Freddie at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Friday 9th August (evening show)

One Night With Freddie at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Saturday 10th August (afternoon show)

One Night With Freddie at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Saturday 10th August (evening show)

An evening with Bez at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Sunday 11th August

The South at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Friday 16th August

Nick Clarke (Dodgy) and Chris Helme (Seahorses) at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Saturday 17th August

Endorphinmachine at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Friday 23rd August

Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Saturday 24th August

Badly Drawn Boy at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Friday 30th August

An evening with Shaun Ryder at The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh - Saturday 7th September

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