The music festival, which is supported by a Stroud Town Council grant, is hoping to build on its 2013 success.
Fringe chair Jeremy Collingwood told a town council meeting that last year’s good weather helped the Fringe deliver a small profit.
“The festival now has a firm family feel to it and we believe it’s the biggest single event in Stroud town’s annual calendar that draws people to our town,” he said.
The festival will have its main stage in Bank Gardens while there will be an electronic stage at the Subscription Rooms.
Jeremy said more than 200 bands had applied to take part in this year’s festival which provides free music and entertainment.
To find out more about this year’s event log on to www.stroudfringe.co.uk.