Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival was founded in 1982.

It is an umbrella association that advises and supports a huge amount of events, artists and art companies that are independently managed.

It is an annual event that thousands of people make a point of attending every year because of the atmosphere it brings.

People from all over go to this festival, if not because they are an artist or an aspiring one, but just because it is so interesting to see.

It makes for an exceptional experience.

It is a well-known event, and there are very few people who do not know of it. If you are one of those people however, read further to fully understand what the Melbourne Fringe Festival is.

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010


Name: Melbourne Fringe Festival
Where: Venues across Melbourne including the Fringe Hub in North Melbourne
Date: 22 Sep – 10 Oct, 2010
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Spirit of The Melbourne Fringe Festival

The main idea of the festival is to bring the most modern, ground-breaking and fashionable work that is made by the artists, not only to the general public but also to other artists and people alike who appreciate such work. You don’t have to be a famous artist to attend.

When it comes to art, all you have to do is appreciate and understand it in order to see it properly. They are always looking for new creative ideas. All the participants present themselves to the best of their ability and come a far way to present you with their most valuable work.

Diversity Matters

There is nothing like good artwork. It doesn’t matter what type of art it is, any art is beautiful in its own unique way. What one person thinks is rubbish can be the next man’s treasure. The State Government among other organizations makes it possible for this event to take place as they provide the base funding.

Without them this great time of the year wouldn’t be possible. Art is Melbourne Fringe’s number one priority, and they will never let that out of their sight. If you are an art lover then you should really visit this event. You would not want to miss it.

The World Behind The Art Work


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Seeing as the Melbourne Fringe Festival is a project that has a wide range, they offer opportunities for participants to train to learn everything there is to know about art, its management, creativity, marketing and manufacturing. It is not only artists from the area of Melbourne that participate, but artists from all over.

The majority of the work is from residents in the area; approximately 90% of the artists are from Melbourne. If you think you have what it takes to be a part of this wonderful event, then you probably do. You never know until you try it out!

Highlights of the Melbourne Fringe Festival

The festival serves as a gateway for new and established local artists to present their sophisticated skills. Committed to wowing the audience through groundbreaking performances, dedicated artists will take over Melbourne’s entertainment world.

Just to give you a glimpse of what to expect, here are some of highlights of the festival.

Fringe kids : Monty and Melville – A Guide Dog Puppet Ministry

This is a story about Monty, a four-month old puppy who can’t resist Kransky sausages, so Monty goes to Guide Dog training in the butcher’s where he meets miserly Melville. The story revolves around Monty’s quest to find Merville.

Comedy: An Idiot’s Wisdom

Just sit back and relax while comedian Rich Brophy shares some of his humorous insights on life, death, and the future of Melbourne. ThreeWeeks describes his performance to be “painfully funny,” while says that Brophy is “very intelligent and intensely funny.”

Special Events: Arcadians

Are you a fan of sci-fi and fairytales? Then you might enjoy this night of fantasy. You can interact with barons and princesses, goblins, and wizards and sorceresses. Dressed in lavish costumes, you can enjoy a night of surreal entertainment.

You must not forget to bring a lavish period costume and a mask, who knows, you might be able to grab the Best Dressed prize. Take note, you must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Performance: The Play About Nothing (TPAN) presented by & All the King’s Men

Luke and Josh will share with you their uneventful mishaps on their way to the Facebook party of the year. You can be a part of their uneventful journey as they recount their memorable experience in retrieving Josh’s trophy Mercedes Benz hood ornament against all odds.

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is an amazing opportunity for people to show what they have or for people to browse through and see what they like.

Art is pure beauty, and any true appreciator of it will agree.

So next time you hear of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, make a plan to go and see it.

You will not regret it.

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What’s On In Melbourne
September: Melbourne Fringe Festival
October: Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week | Heathcote Wine and Food Festival | Bendigo Heritage Uncorked | Wangaratta Festival of Jazz | Toast to the Coast (Geelong) | Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa | Melbourne International Arts Festival
March: Port Fairy Folk Festival | Apollo Bay Music Festival | Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | Australian International Airshow
April: Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival | Melbourne International Comedy Festival
May: Grampians Grape Escape | Warrnambool May Racing Carnival
June: Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show
August: Melbourne Writers Festival | Melbourne Art Fair | Melbourne International Film Festival