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Edinburgh Festival Q&A: Otto & Astrid

By | Published on Wednesday 16 August 2023

CMU’s sister media ThreeWeeks is currently covering the Edinburgh Festival, the world’s biggest cultural event, which takes over the Scottish capital for three weeks with a packed programme of comedy, theatre, music, musicals, dance, cabaret, spoken word and a whole lot more.

Here in the CMU Daily we are picking out some of the highlights of this year’s coverage, including interviews with people who are performing there this year. Today musical comedy duo Otto and Astrid, whose band Die Roten Punkte is on hiatus following some creative differences.

As a result they are both launching solo projects at this year’s Fringe. Though, for entirely logistical reasons, they are both doing that on the same stage at the same time.

“It was literally cheaper”, says Astrid of the decision to combine the launch of their respective solo projects. “And Otto can set up my drums pre-show and then pack them down at the end of the show”.

“Astrid has to perform on the same night as me because she can’t get public liability insurance”, counters Otto. “Anywhere in the world!”

Read the interview and find out more about the show here.