Brighton Festival Fringe has already sold three times more tickets than this time last year after launching its online sales earlier than ever before.

The decision to sell tickets via its website before the official release of the festival’s brochure has worked in the favour of organisers, with £22,104.34 worth of tickets being sold since it opened.

That equates to 2,310 tickets, which have been bought by Friends of the Fringe, priority bookers and the general public.

In a change from recent years, tickets went on sale online to Friends of the Fringe on February 16. Priority bookers, who had bought tickets online last year, were able to purchase them from February 25 and the general public could buy them from March 2.

This year the fringe is bigger than ever, with 55,000 more tickets available than last year.

Fringe tickets are available now from

They will also be available by calling 01273 709709 and over the counter at the Brighton Dome ticket office from March 17 when the brochure comes out.