This year's Edinburgh Fringe, which drew to a close yesterday (25 August 2014), broke the two million ticket barrier for the first time

According to official figures the 67th Fringe saw an estimated 2.18 million tickets sold to shows at 299 venues, marking a 12 percent increase on last year.

This year's Fringe also broke records in terms of participants; as previously reported, the programme contained over 3,000 shows for the first time ever.

Kath Mainland, chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said: "It's wonderful that after 67 years the Fringe remains the ultimate destination for audiences to embrace the arts... In a year that places Scotland on the world stage, the Fringe has once again responded by being the greatest explosion of arts and entertainment on the planet."

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