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2022 Edinburgh editorial contacts:
Arusa Qureshi (editor): email@example.com
Ben Venables (deputy editor): firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Adelaide editorial contacts:
Laura Desmond (Co-editor): email@example.com
Ben Venables (Co-editor): firstname.lastname@example.org
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Founded in 2002 by Dan Lerner and Guardian journalist Helen Pidd, Fest was launched with the goal of bringing a fresh editorial voice to the crowded Festival market. Over the course of many years, it has grown steadily to become the largest magazine covering the Edinburgh festivals.
For 2022, after a two-year hiatus from the Edinburgh festivals (and to celebrate our 20th birthday), Fest is returning to Scotland's capital. With a renewed design, an overhauled model (switching to weekly issues in August to maximise each edition's shelf life) and a new editor at the helm (Arusa Qureshi), we are extremely excited to be publishing again.
Fest has built up a formidable journalistic reputation at the Festivals and for a number of years Fest writers have taken home either one or both of the prestigious Allen Wright Awards for Arts Journalism.
2015 marked a new phase for Fest, joining Radge Media alongside their sister title, The Skinny, with a complete overhaul of the design. In 2018, we successfully launched a sister edition of Fest in Adelaide, South Australia, to cover the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide.