The Age is proud of its role in helping to make Melbourne one of the world's great arts capitals. As the official newspaper for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Age is particularly delighted to be associated with an event that, during the past 26 years, has become an intrinsic and much-loved part of Melbourne life. With something for everyone, the Melbourne Fringe Festival is contemporary, exhilarating and eclectic. This year, it hits a new high-point with more than 290 independent events involving 3,000 hugely talented artists from around the world. As always, The Age will provide regular, comprehensive and high-quality coverage of their performances. You'll love it!