Fringe World Festival has shared its full 2018 program, rolling out the awesome summer vibes from 26 January through to 25 February in Perth.
This year is meant to be the biggest yet, with a variety of new and classic showcases kicking off during the Australia Dy Long weekend. We can expect 750 events across 130 venues from every corner of the city, with a huge array of free entertainment and ticketed shows.
“This is our best program yet and it’s going to put so much joy into the lives of all the people of Perth. From local artists to Australian and international performers, the 2018 program is huge and simply spectacular,” Festival Director Amber Hasler said.
“We invite absolutely everyone in Perth to make the most of the Festival and forget boring, because Fringe is here and it’s time to get excited!”
Newcomers, start your Fringe adventure at FRINGE Central in The Perth Cultural Centre where artists will be pitching their shows, and a heaps of venues close by to check out.
New stores popping up at next year’s Fringe World include the Ice Cream Factory, a new Palace Society program in venues throughout the King and Queen Streets precinct, a huge circus tent landing right next to Yagan Square and The Pleasure Garden, Perth’s favourite Fringe playground.
On the second weekend of the Fringe is the Festival’s biggest ever free program.
The City of Perth FRINGE WORLD Buskers Weekender will be taking over the City malls from February 2 to 4 with an international array of street performers, circus acts and wild entertainment.
New offerings at Fringe include The Showman’s Fair at the Urban Orchard in FRINGE Central, a wild Dutch mini-festival with live music, performances and special surprises including a long table dining experience.
Also popping up is the Silent Disco in the authentic vintage lion’s cage and a tent where you can be touched by God! Like most of the Fringe hubs, it’s free to enter every night of the Festival, with mini-shows going for a bargain of $5 a pop.
The Ice Cream Factory will be home to The Edith Spiegeltent, comedy venue The Ramp plus the sure-to-sell-out show Club Swizzle, from the creators of La Soirée. The Ice Cream Factory is on the corner of Roe and Queen Streets, Northbridge and with plenty of parking right on the doorstep.
Other show highlights of the 750+ program include Cirque Africa, a blockbuster circus show at Yagan Square with high-energy knuckle-biting acrobatics, comedy, live music and dance. From sell out seasons internationally, Hot Brown Honey hits, The Pleasure Garden and a blindfolded experience at Fear.
Watch backup singers conspire against Vanessa Amarosi in How to Kill the Queen of Pop and revel in award winning Australian theatre production, Terror Australis. Lucy Peach, 2017 Martin Sims Award Winner, is expanding on the success of My Greatest Period Ever, with a new show for those new to periods, How to Period like a Unicorn. The circus sensation Sediment will keep you enthralled and the sizzling Little Death Club will provide a smorgasbord of the wildest and darkest acts from across the whole Festival.
The average ticket price will be going for $24, as well as there being a range of fabulous free community events.
The full program, tickets, gift vouchers and general info on all things Fringe can be found at fringeworld.com.au.