Widely acclaimed as the largest art festival in the globe, Edinburgh Festival Fringe enters its 64th year of existence this time around. The capital of Scotland has been the host to this mega and versatile celebration of different art forms. Artists and performers, established or new, from every nook and corner of the world flock to Edinburgh every year to display their mettle. The periphery of this festival is truly extended with the inclusion of theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and myriad events.
The birth of this festival is very interesting as eight theatre groups came from nowhere to participate in the newly formed Edinburgh International Festival back in 1947. Those groups staged their plays in that event and the model kept on going for the next few years with more random artists coming to it. It was only in 1959 that the organizers spotted the success of the event and formed the Festival Fringe Society. The rest is history. The scene in Edinburgh Festival Fringe is something that an artistic soul loves to be a part of. The streets are decorated with banners and hoardings with the performers roving along with their instruments and scripts. The sheer magnanimity of the gala confirms that 2012 edition would be bigger and even better.