The Melbourne Fringe Festival is hitting Melbourne again for what is only going to be another successful year. If you’re heading to Melbourne between 18 September and 6 October and you’re a fan of visual art, performance, music, comedy, dance and other art forms, you couldn’t be arriving at a better time.
Run by the Melbourne Fringe, a not-for-profit organisation, the Melbourne Fringe Festival is a celebration of art and creativity. It offers events across multiple artforms, including music, visual art, cabaret, dance, performance, comedy and more. Local artists as well as artists from beyond Melbourne will fill the city with art in as many different forms as you can think of. There is a large number of events, performances and exhibitions for you to explore on your trip to Melbourne. These events, performances and exhibitions will take over the whole city, popping up in public places and alleyways as well as more conventional venues such as theatres.
There are over 300 events taking place during the Melbourne Fringe Festival, spanning a wide range of artforms. If comedy is your thing be sure to check out Claire Hooper’s Fables, David Callan: A Little Less Conversation or Tony Martin: The Yeti. If you’d prefer live music, check out New Manic Spree EP Launch or Game of Themes.
The Melbourne Fringe Festival takes place over multiple locations across Melbourne. This is where the rental car you picked up from Hertz at the Melbourne airport car rental location will come in handy. Check your event listing for details of location and parking options so you can drive your rental car to your chosen events without having to stress. Public transport might also be an option if you’d prefer to leave your rental car behind so be sure to check the website for details.
The Fringe Festival officially kicked off on 1 September but events commence on 18 September and continue on 6 October 2013. Events take place at different times so be sure to click here for further details.
Tickets can and should be purchased in advance. You can buy your tickets online or over the phone. For more information, including prices and how to buy tickets click here. Pricing differs between different events. Some events are free and won’t cost you anything at all.