Performers wanted for Southside Fringe 2016

Fringe founder Crawford Smith
Fringe founder Crawford Smith

Calling all culture vultures — the southside is set for another fortnight-long party, and you’re all invited.

The fourth annual Southside Fringe festival takes place May 13-29, with 50 venues signed up to host more than 200 events — and if previous years are anything to go by, that could be anything from living room gigs and brilliant burlesque to dog theatre, ghost hunts and mac and cheese wars.

A call for performers has been issued, and anyone interested in putting on a show during the 16 day fest is asked to apply by February 29.

Co-founders Crawford Smith and Corinna Currie — who started the Fringe in 2013 as a way of putting the southside on Glasgow’s cultural map — commented: “This year’s Southside Fringe will highlight a wide range of arts and culture on this side of Glasgow, shining a light on the hidden gems and drawing new audiences to sample the entertainment available here.”

Registered venues include clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping centres and outdoor spots across the southside— so there’s no shortage of spaces to suit all kinds of performances and special events.

A list of the venues, along with event application forms, are available at — or interested performers and producers can contact the team by emailing