The team behind the Haslemere Fringe Festival are proud to announce that last Saturday’s newly formed Fringe Sessions gig, which promotes local emerging and original talent on the first Saturday of each month, attracted over 120 people and raised an incredible £1,400 for the Ukraine Support Appeal!

Taking place at the popular Shottermill Club, near Lion Green, this upbeat evening includes performances by multiple live bands followed by a DJ set until 1am.

The March line-up was opened by Big Red Sky, an amazing 8-piece band aged between 9 and 17, followed by local favourite Eloise Carter, young female-fronted group, Creature of Habit, an acoustic set from Yellowlees, and alternative rock band, Risking Nostalgia. The evening was rounded off by a set from local DJ, Louis Vass.

All the performers and the Shottermill Club kindly donated their fees which, combined with the £5pp entrance tickets and very generous private donations, culminated in the significant contribution to the Ukraine Support Appeal.


The Haslemere Fringe is a registered charity celebrating music, comedy, dance and poetry and promoting local musicians and artistic talent.  A team of Fringe volunteers support and host a variety of local events and artistic initiatives including the bi-annual Haslemere Fringe Festival on Lion Green in Haslemere.

The Fringe Sessions

To help promote local emerging and original talent and provide a taster of the Fringe Festival (see below), a series of live events the ‘Haslemere Fringe Sessions’ will be held on the first Saturday of each month at the Shottermill Club in Haslemere, close to Lion Green and a 15-minute walk from Haslemere Train Station. For more information including dates and artists, visit

Haslemere Fringe Festival

In 2022 the Fringe Festival will run from 1-3 July. Headliners will include Kitchen Disco legend Sophie Ellis-Bextor, iconic rock/pop band The Feeling, and Britpop favourites Sleeper. In addition, the Fringe Festival will host over 50 live bands, emerging new talent, dance acts, comedy, poetry, children’s entertainment and more, making it one of the South of England’s most vibrant and growing festivals.

Tickets for the 2022 Haslemere Fringe Festival, which runs from 1st-3rd July, are for sale on-line now at Early Bird rates – For more information, visit


The Shottermill Club is a family friendly social club situated on the main road between Wey Hill and Hindhead in Haslemere. Open 7 days a week, the club’s facilities include a function room with stage and bar (where the Sessions will be held), 2 full size Snooker tables, a Pool table, Darts boards, Sky Sports and a large Lounge area with bar.  Membership per person is £25 for the first year and £20 thereafter and allows members to enjoy a heavily subsidised bar.

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