Fringe Focus: Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

In the lead up to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every week we will be producing special focuses on our collegiate groups who will be performing at the world’s largest amateur arts festival in 2013. In the fourth of this series of articles, we will be looking at one of the perennial Fringe-going groups, the hugely successful Out of the Blue.

Fringe History

Out of the Blue have been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2003, and their following has hugely increased in the past 10 years. Since performing to 9 members at their first ever show, Out of the Blue have become a staple part of any Fringe diet, and now perform to hundreds of people every day for the entire Festival. Last year was arguably their most successful yet, moving for the first time to Assembly @ George Square, one of the largest venues at the Festival and packing it full almost every night. They have truly become stuff of Fringe legend.

Previous UACUK Ratings

2011: 9/10 – “Phenomenal”
2012: 8/10 – “An incredible hour of a cappella”

This Year

The boys are once again returning to the massive Assembly George Square location, which is arguably one of the most popular venues at the whole Festival. Their show will begin with previews on August 1st, with the ‘real thing’ going on from 3rd-26th, all at 2pm. With this group’s reputation, both from Fringe ancestry and national exposure on Britain’s Got Talent, you’d better get your tickets soon.

What To Expect

Slick, energetic, professional, mind-boggling a cappella. If there is one thing that defines Out of the Blue, it’s their complete assurance of their identity. They are the smooth, handsome, playful top dogs of UK university a cappella. They have the most fans, the biggest tours, the most successful history, and the longest Fringe show year after year. This assurance comes across whenever they perform: the slow numbers are pitch-perfect, with highly polished harmonies and a fragile, delicate blend; while the upbeat numbers are executed with verve, fervour and great deals of aplomb. They are the group who has been there, done that, and have their own t-shirts. Overlook them at your peril.

Further Details

Fringe Listing


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