Today sees the start of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is on until 30th August. The festival has been a spring board for many famous faces such as Alistair McGowan, Al Murray, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Monty Python and Rowan Atkinson.It is the largest arts festival in the world and attracts performers and audiences from all over the globe. To give you some idea of how big the event is last year there were 1.8 million tickets sold to see 34,265 performances of 2.098 shows in 268 venues (an average of 1,300 performances per day!). 2009 was the biggest festival to date, but it is likely to be overshadowed this year with the number of venues increased to 389! There is something for everyone at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with theatre, comedy, music and dance shows. For children there are classic books like The Wind in the Willows and Roald Dahl's The Twits brought to life on stage and workshops where they can sing and learn about music.Some of the highlights of this years festival are The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury, Hamlet - The Musical (a comedy version of the infamous Shakespeare tragedy!) and the Sing a Long a Glee Club where you can sing your heart out (they give you the lyrics in case you don't know all the words!)Check out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Offical Website for show times, venues and tickets. http://www.edfringe.com/If you are going to the festival let us know what you enjoyed most!