presented by The Village Festival
Entry by Donation (All donations go the artists).
A small number of shows require tickets.Tickets available through Eventbrite
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Proudly supported by the ACT Government
What is Floriade Fringe?
A. A utopian carnival in an iconic but underused central parkland location.
B. A cutting edge, eclectic, experimental and accessible festival showcasing Canberra’s arts community
C. The continuation of Floraide’s celebration of Spring in Canberra, but with a completely new twist
D. A chance to picnic by day and party by night amongst colourful Rajasthani wedding tents, caravans and unusual art installations.
E. All of the above
The Floriade Fringe is a celebration of Canberra: expect music, theatre, dance, food, circus, sculpture, story-telling, puppetry, live art, installations and anything in between.
Click on the schedule below to get a closer look at the program.
L-FRESH The LION
Prowling the Australian scene, Western Sydney artist L-FRESH The LION is renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows and thought-provoking lyricism.
The Village Stage, Saturday 9.15pm
Anya Anastasia – Rogue Romantic (ticketed show)
Red-hot cabaret with all original songs backed by an all-female band. Hilarious musical comedy, intense audience participation, and an abundance of glamour.
The Kiss Club, Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm
Tickets only $20. Book now
Australian Dance Party are Floriade Fringe’s artists in residence, led by Alison Plevey. Their new work has been commissioned for Floriade Fringe: SEAMLESS is about the unsustainable addiction of the fashion industry.
Main stage, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm
Chris Endrey – Withdrawal Method (ticketed show)
The Tall One brings back his Melbourne Comedy Festival hit for a one-off show.
Sun House, Saturday at 8.30pm
Tickets only $15. Book now
BBQ Punk. These bangers with bang have been charred, scarred and tormented with tongs.
Sun House Thursday 10.15pm, The Village Stage Friday 9.15pm, World Kitchen Saturday 8pm
An eclectic explosion of psychedelic funk-rock from Sydney.
The Village Stage, Saturday 2.30pm
Our special guest MC for the World Kitchen on Saturday from 1pm, the Balkan Elvis himself.
What to Expect at Floriade Fringe
This is a high energy party stage featuring Canberra’s quirkiest and liveliest bands, as well as a selection of top-notch interstate bands and a host of surprises. Some you’ll know, some you’ll discover and some will be hard to forget.
L-Fresh the Lion, Burnt Sausages, Thunder Fox, Los Chavos, Endrey, Brass Knuckle Brass Band, Moaning Lisa, The Ugly Bunyip Band, Dead DJ Joke, Ample Sample, Mr Tim, Ben Drysdale, Dr Stovepipe
Circus, comedy, theatre and performance art. On Saturday afternoon there will be family fun, but at night it becomes decidedly more adult.
Nomad the Magician, A KREWD Embrace, Guyy, Ruth O’Brien, So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance
An intimate venue, the Kiss Club hosts cabaret, interactive theatre, freak shows, dance-offs, experimental magicians, and yarn-spinning. The Kiss Club Nightery features the Sound and Fury Ensemble with a superb roster of guests. Also Anya Anastasia, Andrew Galan, Disney Choir, Kindergarten Simulator
WonderWorld is an interactive theme park in which people can play games specially designed by artists who also act as performative hosts.
Gerkhin Khan’s Amusement Alcazar, Complimentary Caravan, Set Yourself Free (Private Dancer), 10 Minute Dance Parties
The imaginary love child of Nigella and the Swedish chef, The World Kitchen is a food performance venue that hosts food demonstrations from the serious to the spurious. Mikelangelo, Dr Graham’s Blow up Science Show, Monica Moore, Cris Clucas, Mr Tim and The Food Detective
Floriade Fringe offers a range of creative workshops to spark your creativity: clothes swap, Snuff Skool (make giant puppets), Australian Dance Party
Roving QL2, Sweaty Pits, KREWD, Snuff Puppets, Little Dove Theatre Art, Ink Bits & more
Art and installations by Victoria Lees, Daniele Poidomani, Jack Dallwitz, Halcyon Window, Jim Sharrock, Byrd, Pawpaw, Colleen MIller
The Floriade Fringe bar is brought to you by Braddon’s favourite brewers Bent Spoke.
A variety of local food vendors will be serving tasty treats including the resident Mandalay Bus. Or pop out to Braddon.
NB: EFTPOS and cash out available on-site
Getting There, Parking
We know that Braddon is not the easiest place to find a park. Good luck with that. We are bicycle friendly; it is good for body and soul. Or catch a bus and walk from Civic.
Floriade Fringe is entirely on the level… but it is grass and there will be the odd bump to navigate. Accessible toilet on site.
Your imagination and biggest smile
Refillable water bottle – water stations provided by Icon Water
A donation for entry: it all goes to the artists. All entertainment is free, save a few limited seating events. Tickets available through Eventbrite
The Village is Australia’s travelling arts festival. The Village engenders creativity, community and curiosity by delivering festivals that reflect and celebrate the communities it visits.The Village has its origins in Canberra’s legendary Splinters Theatre of the 1990s, and has presented 45 festivals over the last 12 years, including as part of the Falls Festival. It is a not-for-profit organisation based in Central Victoria but works across Australia. www.thevillagefestival.com.au
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