THE countdown to this year’s Brighton Fringe has well and truly begun with the arrival of the Spiegeltent.

The venue has been put up in the Old Steine, Brighton, over the last few days ahead of their month- long stay in the city.

It will host an array of stars from May 1 to 31 including cabaret hit Camille O’Sullivan, acrobats Lost in Transit and 27-piece acapella group the Soweto Spiritual Singers.

There are a number of different Spiegeltents around the world and this is the third year in a row there has been one at the Fringe.

The large tents constructed of wood and canvas originated in the Flemish region of Belgium in the late 19th century. For more details and tickets visit