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The highly anticipated and absolutely brilliant Dublin Fringe Festival, the largest multidisciplinary arts festival in Ireland, is back for its 23rd edition! This year you’ll have the chance to check out an incredible 81 Productions and 460 performances across 34 amazing venues in Dublin city. The annual Dublin festival runs from the 9th – 24th September, a whole 16 days and nights of amazing events! The festival showcases new and up and coming acts from the world of theatre, dance, comedy, cabaret, music and circus – featuring both Irish and International artists at venues throughout the whole city. What’s not to love about that?

The line-up is jam packed with diverse, captivating and spellbinding acts and performances sure to have you booking more than just one show. One of our ‘must see’ recommendations is Raven Eyed by Irish aerial acrobat troupe, Loosysmokes. This is one for you thrill seekers. Take in their breath-taking routines in a room that has been turned upside down, like a surreal dream, leaving you gasping for more as you plunge into dizzying heights. This heart thumping exhibition of gripping aerial circus and performance art takes place over nine incredible nights throughout the festival in the Dublin Docklands. Tickets available here.

The comedy line up for this year’s Fringe Festival is absolutely top notch. The ever-popular Foil Arms and Hog will present their brand-new show Oink, “a fast-paced sketch show featuring songs for the elderly, a baggage handler’s interpretive dance and much more”. If this sounds like your kind of laugh then check out one of their seven late-night shows at the Abbey Theatre. You can also expect a belly full of laughs from the amazing Alison Spittle, who’s got a brand-new show Alison Spittle, Worrier Princess. It runs for seven nights over the festival in Bello Bar and is guaranteed to have you in stiches.

This year the Fringe Festival will introduce Young Radicals, the first fringe programme made for and by young people with Collapsing Horse. The line-up features an array of gigs and stand-up comedy specifically for kids. To find out more about all the deadly acts and performances just go here.

Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 runs city wide from September 9-24th. Tickets are on sale at fringefest.com or 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643) from August 30.