Haslemere Fringe Festival 2024

Multimillion selling BRIT Award winners Blue will play out the last night, Sunday 7th July, of one of the South of England’s best-known festivals – The Haslemere Fringe.

Since forming in London in the year 2000 and achieving their first hit ‘All Rise’ in 2001, Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe, more widely known as Blue, have sold 15 million records worldwide. In the UK they’ve had 3 number 1 albums, 10 top 10 singles (including 3 number 1’s), won Brit and MTV Awards and sung with Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

Their debut album also called ‘All Rise’ hit number 1 and spawned 4 top 10 singles, including the number 1’s ‘Too Close’, ‘if you come back’ and the excellent ‘Flyby’.

The boys followed up their successful debut with more huge albums, including ‘One Love’ featuring the number 1 lead track also called ‘One Love’ and follow up singles ‘U Make Me Wanna’ and ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ with Elton John. The album was certified 4 x platinum in the UK.

Although Blue never split up, they decided to take an extended break to pursue solo interests in music and acting, until Eurovision called in 2011. Further albums and tours followed, including the album ‘Heart and Soul’ which was released in 2022.

In October 2023 Blue announced that they would be embarking on their ‘Greatest Hits’ tour with many dates for 2024, including the London Palladium, already selling out.

Festival Coordinator Paul Ashton said “we’re delighted that Blue has agreed to be our headliners for Sunday night. We’re proud that artists of their calibre now recognise the Haslemere Fringe as one of the leading festivals in the South of England.”

More headliners will be announced in the coming weeks. To find out more or book tickets visit


The Haslemere Fringe is a volunteer-led, family-friendly festival which takes place every two years on Lion Green, just off Wey Hill in the heart of Haslemere.

The event features several stages with something for audiences of all ages including over 50 live bands, emerging new talent, dance acts, comedy, poetry, children’s entertainment, local artisans and more.

In 2022, headliners included Kitchen Disco legend Sophie Ellis-Bextor and iconic rock/pop bands The Lottery Winners, The Feeling and Toploader, as well as comedy from Seann Walsh, Cally Beaton and a guest appearance from John Bishop.

To watch a video of the 2022 Fringe and find out more go to


The Haslemere Fringe Festival is a not-for-profit event and our partner charities for the 2024 Fringe are mental health charity, Mind, and local charities The Hunter Centre (Supporting people living with Dementia) Haslemere, and Talk To Me Counselling Service (Haslewey).


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