Melbourne Fringe Festival, held from September 16 to October 4, is an open-access multi-arts extravaganza.
This immersive event has been held annually for the last 33 years by the Melbourne Fringe not-for-profit organization with the aim of developing and creating awareness for Melbourne’s young artistic community. Each year Melbourne Fringe Festival features 400+ events by 6000+ artists in 160+ venues across Melbourne and regional Victoria to audiences of over 300,000 people.
With both paid and free events running throughout the festival, this is a must see for anyone interested in the creative arts. Start off your Fringe adventure at The Fringe Hub in which over 60 shows will be staged over 14 days and nights. This creative space will showcase the very best of Australian independent art and artists, from cutting edge contemporary dance to headline comedy, from brand new works of theatre to upcoming student artists.
The Fringe Film Show provides an opportunity for screening all forms of creative filming, including music videos, documentaries, short films, animation and digital art that showcase the best creative talent that Melbourne has to offer. Submissions will be screened at the Fringe Hub on Sunday 27 September, with a curated selection of works screened at Federation Square from 17 to 21 September.
Other highlights include the Acland Street Projection Festival (ASPF) a free nine-day event open from sunset to midnight each night. Artistic impression will be projected onto local landmarks, laneways and landscapes in and around the Acland Street retail area. Celebrating local, national and international projection artists, ASPF is designed to highlight the interesting and unique location that is St Kilda.
Join the fun at the Melbourne Fringe Festival this year as well as enjoy the perfect location and luxurious appointments here at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. Take advantage of our Stay & Dine package, offering the choice of staying 2 or 4 nights as well as a complimentary $100 drinks and dining credit for every 2 nights you stay. Enjoy a whisky at Market Lane Bar or a delicious meal in Alluvial Restaurant our celebrated restaurant.