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The Edge injects popular music into the 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Festival
In a move which brings together two of the strongest forms of entertainment, The Edge Festival has joined forces with the Edinburgh Comedy Festival to bring Music and Comedy together at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Highlights of today’s announcement include The National, Jimmy Eat World, Example, Wiz Khalifa, Gomez, The Vaccines, Panic! At The Disco, Morcheeba, Tim Booth, Guillemots, Newton Faulkner, Heather Peace, Charlie Simpson, Admiral Fallow, Willy Mason, Jackie Leven and king of comedy show Jackass, Steve–O with even more acts to be added over the coming months.
Speaking on the morning of the programme launch, promoter Dave Corbet said: “We're delighted to be joining forces with the Edinburgh Comedy Festival this year and are pleased to be in such good company.
“Music and Comedy have always been great bedfellows and from the feedback we've had previously, people attending the festival like to build an evening of entertainment so what better than to catch a comedy show AND attend a gig?
“We're announcing a great variety of acts so there will be something for everyone - roll on August!"
Taking place throughout the month of August, The Edge Festival is a series of over 40 gigs, taking place across various venues in Edinburgh.