Performers and supporters attended the official launch of the 2015 Buxton Festival Fringe programme at The Green Man Gallery on Friday evening.
The informal party featured comic sketches from Fringe committee members.
Fringe chair Keith Savage thanked all Fringe supporters including sponsor The University of Derby, and said he looked forward to July when nearly 600 performances would enliven the town.
“The Fringe reaches out and embraces people making all sorts of artistic endeavour available to all,” he added.
The 2015 Fringe runs from July 8-26.
The free programme is being widely distributed and events can also be seen at www.buxtonfringe.org.uk.