What is Fringe Pick n Mix?
Usually staged across a whole city, Fringe Pick n Mix allows the Fringe to be staged in living rooms across the world. We’re inviting artists and audiences to capture the Fringe in miniature by uploading their own 60-second video clips for Fringe fans all over the world to enjoy. Viewers can pick a particular clip to watch or settle in to watch a mixed stream of continuous Fringe entertainment, with the ability to interact and comment on the videos as they play out.
How much do I have to pay to use it?
Fringe Pick n Mix is completely free, but you can show your appreciation by donating to a collective artist and venue resilience fund or to specific artists and venues on our FringeMakers platform.
How can I donate to artists and venues?
Many artists will include links to fundraising activities on their videos. Alternatively, you can support artists via their FringeMaker crowdfunding pages or donate to a collective artist and venue resilience fund.
Are there any age restrictions on Fringe Pick n Mix?
While the Fringe Society doesn’t restrict the content of videos (the Fringe is an [open-access festival](https://www.edfringe.com/experience/what-is-open-access) after all), we check Pick n Mix videos using the same criteria as the printed programme. There may be some content that users find offensive.
We’ve also set up a separate family-friendly filter which will show videos that are suitable for kids aged 12 and under, however parental discretion is still strongly advised.
There’s a problem with the Fringe Pick n Mix site
Try refreshing the page – if that doesn’t work, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I keep seeing the same videos when I select ‘Pick’
Due to the random nature of the ‘Pick’ part of the Pick n Mix, there’s always a chance you’ll see a show more than once. For more variety, you can always watch the mix – a continuous stream of Fringe entertainment!
Can I filter the results so I only get shows in the genre I want?
Yes, if you select the ‘Pick’ button, you will be asked what kind of shows you’d like to see. Just like the Fringe programme, you can pick from a range of genres including comedy, music, dance and cabaret.
Can I save my favourites?
Yes – if you are logged into edfringe.com, you can add your favourite picks to a mix list to watch again or to share with your friends.
Can I share my mix list?
Yes, we’re all about spreading the love! You can share your mix list with your friends or post on your social media channels.
I can’t access live chat
You need to be logged in to your edfringe.com account to access live chat.
What does the blue tick mean on live chat?
The blue tick means that the user is a verified Fringe artist or venue.
How do I find out more about the artist I’m watching?
Each video has a ‘find out more’ button. Artists can direct you to additional content, their social channels or fundraising activities.
If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen, you can buy a ticket to Fringe on Friday, a 60-minute variety show, produced and curated by an independent production company, which will be streamed every Friday evening during the Fringe (07, 14, 21 and 28 August). This will showcase Fringe talent across a range of genres, including comedy, music, dance and cabaret. Venues and acts will all be given the opportunity to sell tickets to the broadcast and will keep 100% of the money they raise from these sales.
More information about Fringe on Friday, including host and line-up details, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Does Fringe Pick n Mix support artists and venues?
The whole idea behind the Fringe Pick n Mix is to allow interaction between artists and audiences to continue in August and to keep the momentum going. Artists can direct viewers to additional content such as their social media profiles or upcoming projects. More importantly, this is a fundraising opportunity for artists and creatives who have been severely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Many artists will include links to fundraising activities on their videos. Alternatively, you can support artists via their FringeMaker crowdfunding pages or donate to a collective artist and venue resilience fund.
Can anyone take part?
Yes, anyone and everyone can take part, whether you’re a seasoned professional or just fancy your 60 seconds of Fringe fame. If you want to find out more about taking part, check out our participants’ FAQs.
How do I submit a video?
You can find more information about taking part and submitting a video in our participants’ FAQs.