Melbourne’s Fringe Festival will celebrate 40 yearsThe tenth Anniversary in October with a massive group party and the return of the historic Fringe Parade as the Andrews Labor government supports the return of cultural tourism.
A return and re-imagination of the iconic show, funded through a $9.8 million package, will make Melbourne’s central business district more efficient and surround itself with thousands of visitors.
Melbourne Fringe Parade and Lygon Street Block Party will feature music, dance and creative floats on the streets of Carlton – decades after the original Fringe Parade Brunswick.
Funded by the $200 million City of Melbourne Revitalization Fund – a partnership with the City of Melbourne – this latest package includes an exciting array of creative experiences to be rolled out over the next twelve months.
Will see the launch of a special collaboration between Fed Square, Koorie Heritage Trust, ACMI and NGV AR TrailMelbourne’s largest free augmented reality art trail. From August 18 to September 30, the public can tour the venues to discover 22 digital artworks including a number of commissions by Australian artists.
Literary notables will headline the Wheeler Center events, while the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will host live shows during the summer. The Melbourne Museum will shine with DJs, dinosaurs and show experiences after dark.
Melbourne’s iconic cultural venues will kick off with immersive projections, installations, performances, and audiovisual tours, while big releases from Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Medsoma, Melbourne Book Festival and more will fill the city with more laughter, tunes, and fuel for mind and soul.
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As stated by the Minister of Creative Industries, Tourism, Sports and Major Events, Steve Dimopoulos
“The return of the Fringe Festival Parade will showcase the best that Melbourne has to offer – and the streaming effects of hundreds of festival-goers each night enjoying the city and its restaurants and bars will be massive.”
As stated by the Minister of Industry Support and Recovery, Ben Carroll
“This supercharged creativity program adds another amazing graphic card to Melbourne’s CBD, supporting more jobs across more industries and bringing thousands of visitors to the city’s business doors.”
As stated by Simon Abrahams CEO and Technical Director Melbourne Fringe
“Thanks to this support, we are pleased to re-show Melbourne Fringe Parade for 40 peopleThe tenth Anniversary along with the biggest festival ever. We invite anyone who believes in the centrality of creativity in our culture to join us.”
According to Melbourne Acting Mayor Nicholas Reese,
“We know that Melbourne’s expanded events calendar is contributing to the city’s recovery, and we are thrilled to partner with the Victorian Government to give Melbourne residents and visitors an extra reason to visit our great city.”