Andrew Dipper

Edinburgh’s iconic Udderbelly venue is moo-ving

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Underbelly has confirmed that their iconic Udderbelly venue will be relocating to pasture’s new as of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. 

The iconic upside-down purple cow will move alongside Assembly Festival in the east side of the city as Bristo Square & McEwan Hall undergo redevelopment for the next two years.

A statement from the promoters reads: “We’re thrilled that Udderbelly will continue to host the best in comedy, circus and more this Fringe from 5 – 31 August before returning to Bristo Square when the redevelopment work is complete, which is expected sometime before the Fringe of 2017.”

Udderbelly was the original home of Into the Hoods, the ZooNation musical which then transferred to the West End, and has played host to a huge range of artists including Stewart Lee, Demetri Martin, Jerry Sadowitz, Reginald D Hunter, Rhys Darby, Jim Jefferies, Ruby Wax and Beardyman.

Udderbelly has also been one of the recent successful exports from the Edinburgh Fringe, located as it is every summer from April to July in the shadow of the London Eye as the Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre.