THE Edinburgh Festival Fringe will see thousands of people decend on the Capital during its three week run, but here are some other numbers you may not know about the event.
Edinburgh’s festival season in numbers:
220,000 - The typical annual size of audience for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by the time it has finished its three-week run.
50,266 - Total performances at this year’s Festival Fringe.
3,269 - The number of shows being staged at the Fringe.
2,450 - The number of artists involved in the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF).
1,731 - Premieres at this year’s Fringe.
1,200 - The number of performers taking part in the Tattoo.
800 - Approximate number of participants in this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF).
643 - The number of free shows on offer at the Fringe.
400 - Years since Shakespeare’s death, which is being marked with events at the EIF and Fringe.
294 - Venues used by the 2016 Fringe.
250 - The number of pipes and drums involved in Tattoo.
90 - The age of the Queen, whose reign will be marked in the Tattoo.
55 - The number of countries represented at the EIBF.
48 - The number of countries represented in Fringe performances.
38 - The size of the Tattoo’s Imps Motorcycle Display Team.
36 - The number of nations taking part in the EIF.
25 - How many days in the EIF and Fringe’s official run this year.