This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the beloved Sydney Fringe Festival, with an exciting program having just been announced to mark the celebration. The festival will run all the way through September.
If you don’t know much about the Sydney Fringe Festival, it features a range of music and stand-up comedy acts, as well as a wide array of cabaret, burlesque and visual arts shows. There is really something for everyone, making it NSW’s largest performing and visual arts event.
The Sydney Fringe Festival has announced its 10 year anniversary program, with a Kevin Bacon-inspired flash mob headlining a list of intriguing events.
This year, the event organisers seem to be pulling out all of the stops. A Kevin Bacon-inspired flash mob sounds like the most intriguing event lined up, organised for the closing night in Martin Place on September 30. Bacon’s 1984 film, Footloose, follows Bacon’s character, who tries to overturn a local ban on dancing. Perhaps this is the event organisers taking a subtle shot at those who initiated Sydney’s controversial lockout laws.
Fringe is expanding from its traditional Newtown location, with the festival extending into Sydney’s CBD. There will be Fringe events stretching from The Rocks to George Street and of course, to traditional locations in Newtown and Chippendale. Opening night on September 1st will see Newtown’s King Street lit up with live music from Elizabeth Fader to Kesmar and Lady King.
22 inner-west venues in total will host 192 events throughout the month, with local bars set to be chock-a-block with live music and stand-up comedy acts.
The Sydney Fringe Festival promises to be a ripper this year, which is only fitting for a beloved event that is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.
Check out the full schedule on the event’s website.
Sydney Fringe Festival – September 1-30, 2019