About the Festival

Reykjavík Fringe Festival was an idea tossed around between three friends over dinner one night in December 2016, and within two weeks had become reality. By then the team had grown and gotten in touch with the Nordic Fringe Network, a platform for Fringe Festivals all over Scandinavia. However the festival grew too rapidly and Reykjavik Fringe 2017 unfortunately ended up being postponed.

But we learned from our mistakes, and with an even stronger team we are full of energy and ready to roll out the first Reykjavik Fringe in the summer of 2018!

Reykjavik Fringe Festival will host both local and international artists across multiple venues in Reykjavik on the first weekend of July 2018, from the 4th until the 8th of July.

Our motto is "Playful, Adventurous and Daring" and we aim to offer an exciting, multidisciplinary festival that can provide entertainment and food for thought to the masses.

Artists call - Please read our Artist Guidelines!


What is this Fringe everybody is talking about?

The Fringe as a concept began when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited to the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. With the "official" festival using the city's major venues, these companies took over smaller, alternative venues for their productions. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has grown to become larger than the original festival and has ended up encompassing all art forms, not just theatre. Fringe Festivals now exist all over the world in all shapes and sizes, and have artists showcasing their work whether it be theatre, stand-up comedy, dance, poetry, burlesque, street performances, installation art, mobile art or any other form of artistry.


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