What is Fringe?
As an inspiration, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has influenced artists worldwide. The word ‘fringe’, which means ‘border’, became ‘the Fringe’ which has been initiated from some uninvited artists from the Edinburgh International Festival with concerts and performance around the street and the church. In 1957, the Festival Fringe Society organized in Edinburgh. Hong Kong was the first city which has hosted a fringe festival in Asia. Currently in Korea, various fringe festivals are being held since the Independent Arts Festival in 1998, such as Seoul Fringe Network and Tongyong International Music Festival Fringe.