Three prime sites for next year’s Brighton Festival Fringe are still up for grabs.

Bosses are inviting proposals for some of the city’s most iconic outdoor sites, the Old Steine, St Peter’s Church and The Level.

However organisers and Brighton and Hove City Council are staying tight-lipped about several proposals they are currently considering for the Old Steine.

It is also unclear whether the Parlure Spiegeltent will make a return after its owners decided not to take part in last year’s festival after making a loss at the event in 2008 and 2009.

The Freerange tent, which was located at St Peter’s Church in 2009, will not be coming back after some promoters and suppliers claimed they were not paid by the company.

Heather James, chairwoman of the fringe board said they were looking for something ground-breaking at the sites, which have hosted some of the event’s main attractions in previous years.

She said: “We’d like to see some really innovative submissions for these sites.

“The model of a programmed tent staying on site throughout the festival period has worked brilliantly over the years, but we’re open to any ideas that work with the sites and can be put in place by people with a proven track record of success in this field.”