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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Posted 6 Aug 2014 @ 4:50pm

The 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival is set to be the biggest ever.


With over 5,000 artists from Victoria and Australia’s diverse arts scene, the 2014 incarnation will feature over 400 individual shows over 19 days in hundreds of venues across the city.
The 2014 program will see the return of Fringe Festival favourites such as Arj Barker, Rod Quantock, Finucane...

Posted 1 May 2014 @ 9:57am

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is on the hunt for artists to bring their talent to the 2014 program.


Entering its 32nd year, the festival presents a diverse array of artwork from both emerging and established artists. Whether you're in theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music, cabaret, visual art, live art, digital or video art, the festival has a place for you. 

Posted 12 Sep 2013 @ 9:40am

Last year, Melbourne Fringe Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary as the longest-running multi-arts Festival in Victoria. Established in 1982 after the closing of the legendary Pram Factory in Carlton, the Melbourne Fringe Festival has transformed from a modest 120-artist program in 25 locations across Melbourne, into a full-grown festival featuring over 300 artists’ work stationed across...

Posted 8 Aug 2013 @ 9:39am

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is the longest running arts and culture festival in Melbourne.


Encompassing over 4,000 performers, over 300 shows and over 100 venues, the 2013 festival is set to be the biggest yet.
This year will see the festival add digital media to its program, including a special presentation of works by animators, video artists and filmmakers in...

Posted 28 Jun 2013 @ 9:30am

Melbourne Fringe Festival have opened their Expressions of Interest.


Filmmakers, animators, video artists are invited to apply to have their work features in this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. Over 300 artists participated in the festival last year. Melbourne Fringe Festival is a great opportunity for aspiring and budding performers, and artists, to garner attention from...

Posted 17 Oct 2012 @ 4:26pm

Presented by Andrew McClelland and DJ Ian Bell, Hang The DJ is a pop-aficionado's dream. The disc-spinning duo present a guided tour of their expertise, offering an intricate yet light-hearted look at life behind the decks.


It must be said that the show belongs to McClelland, both his comic background and charisma invaluable to proceedings. He’s the epitome of a natural...

Posted 9 Oct 2012 @ 3:33pm

On her trip to ‘cooldom’ Dr Kenzie Larsen realised there was an acute formula to becoming someone’s friend. It consisted of the standard fabrication of stories we weave as children to ‘fit in’ and remain one of those children within the crowd that everyone wants to befriend. Overcome with her revelation, Dr Larsen established a seminar entitled Friend Ship to help people who “have no friends”...

Posted 10 Oct 2012 @ 2:30pm

Self-proclaimed actor/writer/director/producer Charles Barrington returns to charm audiences with another unique hour of stand-up comedy.


Barrington’s authoritative drawl is his calling card as a comic performer. Essentially, Barrington’s languid delivery accounts for one aspect of a carefully crafted persona. Combined with a dazed stage demeanor and a look bringing together...

Posted 2 Oct 2012 @ 4:38pm

The team from Slow Clap are back, presenting quirky, schizophrenic comedy at its finest. Truth, a sold-out sensation at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, looks poised to conquer this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival.


But where to even begin? Dissecting Truth for review is the epitome of a writer’s nightmare: say too little and you’ve not awarded the show due praise....

Posted 20 Sep 2012 @ 11:26am

Temperamental ebullience is an expected trapping of a Melbourne spring, as is the annual Fringe Festival. This encompassing celebration of all things independent art unleashes itself across the city every September, but with a program that doesn’t limit itself to any one practice, form, or even a singular community, finding a place to start can be a daunting experience for first time Fringe...


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