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Time Out says

For the first time in its history, the Fringe hub is at Trades Hall. And hoo boy, they're blowing the roof off

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The Fringe Club, located for the first time at Trades Hall, is the beating, queer heart of the festival. This is the place where artists, art-lovers and everyone else come to cut loose in an open, free-spirited environment where the drinks are plentiful, the music is pumping and the live performances are always surprising. 

This year Fringe Club is more party than performance, though of course there are some world-class acts coming to keep everyone entertained.  

You know queer cabaret star Yana Alana as a fabulous devotee of sequins and glitter, but she's had enough. Yana Alana's Fuck Fabulous the Party is all about coming as you are, trackies, undone hair and all. Yana Alana and female and gender-queer Fringe performers will be putting on damn good party – but don't expect any teetering heels. 

We are very into the concept of a party filled with "vaguely familiar R'n'B tracks", which is what Rhythm Nation promises. It's a party dedicated to the one and only Janet Jackson and will celebrate 30 years since her album Rhythm Nation. Wardrobe malfunctions encouraged.

The Fringe Club show we're most excited for, though, is Choir 2-K, which is a choral performance of hit songs from 1999. From 'No Scrubs' through 'Believe', it's a tribute to the noughties in joyous, uplifting song. Tonight we're gonna party like... well, you get the idea.

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