We’ve achieved the treble and made it to year three! And for such a tiny team of volunteers, it feels like a major achievement to play such a key role in Stirling’s blossoming cultural calendar. 

As a festival we want to attract visitors to Stirling to show the rich seam of culture the city has to offer. It’s also a festival for the people of Stirling and, as the festival grows each year, we hope to expand the number of community and schools events as well as continuing to bring acts from around the globe to our small city. 

As Scotland’s ‘other’ Fringe Festival, we hope to offer something for everyone and this year is more eclectic than ever. From Scottish hip-hop and Italian opera to South African folk songs and hilariously bad American movies, via stand-up comedy, theatre, magic and Robert the Bruce storytelling, we hope there’s something that piques your interest in the following pages. 


Barry McDonald, Festival Director