BRIGHTON Fringe publicly launched last night in characteristic style: in a flash of colour, vibrancy and expression.

Four performers who are putting on shows at the month-long festival gave the public a taste of what is to come with shortened version of their acts.

Meanwhile, Fringe staff were on hand to give out this year’s programme to those passing through Brighton station.

The leaflet’s cover features a cartoon octopus and the slogan “set yourself free” – the theme of the festival.

The performers who showcased their talent at the station included Fringe favourites Cinebra, who are presenting their multi-media show A History Of Horror in May; Paul Diello, who was nominated for the LGBT Brighton Fringe award last year and musicians Dessie Magee and Neon Moon.

Head of press for the Fringe Jessica Weiss said: “It’s been fantastic to launch this year’s brochure in the heart of the city today.

“Our wonderful performers have given a taste of what makes Brighton Fringe such a fun and colourful event and we can’t wait for the whole thing to kick off in May.

“Tickets are selling at a record rate already, so we’re really proud of everyone involved and urge audiences not to delay in exploring this year’s programme.”

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