IF: The Spiegeltent

16-25 July 2010, Times Vary

Programmed by The Stables with music, comedy and cabaret, and located on Campbell Park in Festival Central, the Spiegeltent will be the beating heart of the festival and a meeting place for audiences, artists and performers across the 10 days of the Festival.

Spiegeltents were developed in Belgium in the early 1900s as travelling dance halls and were beautifully constructed with wood, stained glass and mirrors - which cheekily made it possible to make discreet eye contact with other partygoers!

The Spiegeltent was the domain of night owls, heartbreakers and dream chasers, and are legendary symbols of exotic and wild party nightlife.

The Victoria Spiegeltent features at this years Festival and has an incredibly luxurious feel and finish, creating a truly unforgettable setting for your evening and late night entertainment.

16 & 17 July - Karbido, The Table: Karbido 'play' a table - but this is no ordinary table - it's an instrument!

18 July - Hetain Patel: An engaging performance combining music, dance, colour and the spoken word

18 July - Flam: Witty music theatre from Rebecca Askew and Melanie Pappenheim

18 July - Rich Hall Edinburgh Fringe favourite and Perrier Award-winning comedian - as seen on TV!

19 July - Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes: Award-winning accoustic roots music with lush vocals

20 July - Orkestra Del Sol: Anarchic humour and riotously good live music

20 July - Comedy with InTent: Pete Firman, Alexis Dubus, Vikki Stone and Zoe Lyons

21 July - Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds: Punk songs played on folk instruments - pure genius!

21 July - Frisky & Mannish: Twisted pop cabaret delivered in sequinned sassy supernova style

22 July - Bellowhead: Rousing 11-piece band guaranteed to have you dancing your socks off

22 July - The Boy with Tape on His Face Very funny comedy with a truly brilliant gag . . .

23 July - Antonio Forcione & Adriano Adewale: Passionate and original rhythms from around the world

24 July - Lucky Dip Disco: Under 7s pick retro pop vinyl records for the best disco in town

24 July - Sierra Maestra : Authentic Cuban dance and salsa sounds from Havana

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