WITH more than 150 acts lined-up to perform this weekend, this year's Stroud Fringe festival promises to be the biggest in five years.
They'll be performing across two outdoor stages, the Fringe's main stage in Bank Gardens, and a blues stage will entertain crowds at Cornhill.
A dozen Stroud pubs and venues are also taking part.
Patsy Gambleand her new band, Hipkiss, will headline the Bank Gardens stage tomorrow night.
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Acts on the main stage include George Montague, Hot Feet, Thee Ones, Boat To Row, Gaz Brookfield, Novella Noise, Canary Swing and Chloe Foy.
Alternative four-piece band Canary Swing – who are based in Gloucester – are set to prove firm favourites, performing songs from their EP, Flight, released earlier this year.
Four-piece folk band, The Frisbys,made up of twin sisters Helen and Nicola Frisby, Sam Keer and Marc Robinson.
There will also be music at Sugar nightclub, Kitsch, Bar Greyhound, the Prince Albert, Crown and Sceptre, Golden Fleece, Star Anise Cafe, Queen Victoria, the Ale House, Black Book Cafe and the Subscription Rooms.
Dursley-based World Jungle will provide children's activities in the Bank Gardens tomorrow morning and a reggae sound system will also be set up in the Shambles tomorrow evening.
Chloe Foy is the first act to grace the stage with a performance at 5pm tonight.
Johnny Barlow is hot on her heels with a set at 6.45pm, followed by The Cagey Bees, Gaz Brookfield and George Montague.
The best thing about the festival? It's free. Vicky Temple