Vintage Vacations has teamed up with Ventnor Fringe this year to offer camping for the first time in the event's history. Picture by Peter Boam.
PERFORMERS and festival-goers at this year’s Ventnor Fringe will be able to camp for the first time.
The event takes place between August 14 and 17 and is the fourth annual Ventnor Fringe, which was created and is run by a group of young Islanders.
Applications for performers who want to take part opened yesterday (Tuesday) and organisers will be hoping to build on the success of last year, which was the biggest ever fringe.
Organisers expect about 300 performers will take part. Last year the fringe showcased everything from music and theatre to photography and dance.
Festival director Jack Whitewood said: "The Ventnor Fringe has begun to really establish itself as the Island’s alternative arts festival, offering a unique environment to create, showcase and celebrate new work.
"2013 looks set to be another big step up with lots of new additions to be announced in the coming weeks and months. It’s amazing it all started as a tiny project by a group of local students."
He said they had teamed up with boutique camping experts, Vintage Vacations, to provide Airstream caravans, tipis and more for those looking to take away the hassle of camping.
Camping passes and information about how to get involved in the event are available from the Ventnor Fringe website.
See highlights of last year's event below in this video by Will Jackson with music by Douglas Dare: