A fundraising campaign, backed by stars like Fleabag’s Pheobe-Waller Bridge, is raising vital funds to support artists due to appear at Underbelly Fringe 2020.
For the first time in twenty years, Underbelly has had to close its doors, resulting in the loss of earnings for performers who are now in desperate need of funds.
By donating the cost of an Underbelly ticket (£12), supporters will help artists, actors, performers, producers, technicians, stage managers, lighting, sound and set designers.
For those able to donate a little more than £12, rewards include:
- A named thank you in the 2021 programme (£20 or more)
- Gold membership of Abattoir, the private artists bar in George Square (£50 or more)
- 10 tickets to the 10 hottest shows curated by the programming team (£70 or more),
- Backstage Meet and Greet with the artist of choice, tickets and fizz (£100 or more)
- Fleabag Poster from the first show performed in Edinburgh at Underbelly in 2013 signed by Phoebe Waller Bridge (£400 or more)
- Cocktail Party for 10 in Abattoir with mixologists Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood (£400 or more)
- All expenses paid trip to Edinburgh for a Fringe weekend like no other (£800 or more), or for £1000 (or more) free tickets to any Underbelly shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the next two years.
100% of all donations received will go straight to artists from 2020’s planned programme.
Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, directors of Underbelly said: “Edinburgh is where it all started, in a dingy cave, twenty years ago.
“It’s our life blood, our home, a place where genuinely anything can happen and incredible memories have been made.
“To not be there this year is heart-breakingly devastating but it is also a time for reflection and understanding that for this year, we must step back and put the safety of others first.
“We would love to support and help everyone but what we feel we should do at this time is to support those artists that were due to perform at the Underbelly this year.
“We are asking you to help us support these artists to get through this most difficult of all times and more importantly keep them working in an industry that needs and values them.
“Without them there is no Underbelly, there is no Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”
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