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Johnnie Walker Princes Street becomes Edinburgh Festival Fringe partner

JOHNNIE Walker Princes Street and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society have announced a new partnership which will see the whisky experience become an Official Partner Destination.

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the partnership brings together the festival with the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky.

Edinburgh will play host to artists and audiences from around the world this summer and Johnnie Walker Princes Street look to welcome them for an experience that will “invigorate their senses”.

A bottle of Johnnie Walker whisky - with Johnnie Walker having been announced as a new partner of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Johnnie Walker Princes Street was launched in September 2021. (Photo by Brian Jones on Unsplash)

As part of the partnership, Johnnie Walker Princes Street will feature across the Fringe venues map – a core navigation tool to ensure audiences enjoy their visit to Edinburgh and are able to easily find the wealth of Fringe venues across the city. 

You can find this navigation tool in the back of the programme or collect a pocket version from the Fringe Shop.

Barbara Smith, Managing Director of Johnnie Walker Princes Street said: “The Johnnie Walker Princes Street team is delighted to be coming on board as Official Sponsorship Partner of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in its 75th year.

“2022 is a big year for us too, as we’ll enjoy our first full summer in Edinburgh. 

“Our location in the heart of the West End is perfect for festival goers and what’s more they’ll get the perfect view of the city in full swing from our rooftop bar.”

In line with the net zero targets recently set out in the Fringe Society’s future development goals, Johnnie Walker Princes Street are also supporting the delivery of the Fringe’s e-ticketing journey, a significant digital development for 2022.

Shona McCarthy, CEO at The Edinburgh Fringe Society said: “We’re delighted to expand our previous partnership with Johnnie Walker into an exciting new one with Johnnie Walker Princes Street.  

“We’ve watched the development of the attraction over the last few years, and it’s a fantastic addition to Edinburgh’s visitor offer. 

”Through the support of this partnership, we have been able to make improvements to our ticketing experience this August, and also bring back the popular Fringe venues map.  

“We look forward to working with Barbara and the team at Johnnie Walker Princes Street during the busy weeks ahead, and into 2023 and beyond.”

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