Rachel - Ceol Caint
"I went to Free Fringe Festival for a few hours on the Friday evening and didn’t make it home until Monday morning. From start to finish this festival went above and beyond in my expectations. Everyone was friendly, the music was amazing and the fun was incredible. I might add I went on my own!! And ended up spending three nights with complete strangers all of who become great friends. We drank, laughed and oh boy did we dance. Free Fringe Festival was totally magic and truly a festival like no other! It brings the heart right back into Irish music festivals and gets back to the core of what they’re all about - sense of community and supporting Irish artists. Couldn’t recommend a weekend at the Free Fringe enough and it’s now firmly marked in my calendar every year!"
Ger Bro Guerilla
"I got so much enjoyment from attending and playing Free Fringe Festival, I returned home with refreshed and exhilarating renewed energy. It's the buzz, the Craic, the friendly people, the cool relaxed vibe, the fantastic hosts Glenn & Tracey who know how to pull a great festival together, it's the natural setting in a beautiful part of Leitrim , nature at its most glorious, I'll be back, that's a Promise"
"Last year we played the forest stage. Really enjoyed the natural setting and small stage atmosphere as we were really able to interact with the audience"
"The Free Fringe was a brilliant experience. Everyone we met was so open and fun and energetic. The crew were really professional so the sound was great. At the end of the day the jams began and lasted long into the night!"
"We had the best craic at Free Fringe last year. Everything from the open jam session in the bar to playing on the stage in the woods was a good experience. The guys behind Free Fringe are very passionate about giving undiscovered Irish artists a platform to showcase their talent. We need more festivals like this in the country."
"The Free Fringe Festival was one of the best weekends we've had together as a band, and introduced us to so many artists we hadn't met before, as well as giving us experience with different crowds than we're used to"
James - Live Loud Music
"We couldn’t recommend the effort that Glenn and Tracy put into the Fringe Fest with any higher regard. We had two acts present last year, ‘Peco’ and ‘The New Social’ and both came away singing high praises of the festival. Look forward to returning in 2018 and not to mention Drumcoura City has one of the quirkiest and nicest vibes we’ve seen"
"This rough and ready festival was an absolute joy to perform at as a comedian, and the craic following was even better. Some unbelievable acts performing across several stages that completely decimated my expectations of what a new festival can achieve. I can see the Free Fringe going from strength to strength in the coming years, becoming the new Picnic and then eventually collapsing under the weight of its own success like Marlon Brando. So go see it now; it boasts charm, innovation, quirks and plenty of entertainment."