Aberdeen Alternative Festival
The Aberdeen Alternative Festival was a multi-arts festival which took place every October in Aberdeen, Scotland. The festival featured theatre, dance, comedy, music and visual arts events in various venues across the city. It was the second largest festival in Scotland after the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is the largest arts festival in the world .
In 1990, one Aberdeen City's Councillors, David Clyne, had the idea to create a permanent home for the swelling audience that was attending the festival. After two years of planning, The Lemon Tree opened in 1992, where the Festival Club was held every evening.