Acts gear up for foray into Fringe

Busselton Dunsborough Times
The Meelup Mermaids will be back for this year's LiveLighter Busselton Fringe.
Camera IconThe Meelup Mermaids will be back for this year's LiveLighter Busselton Fringe. Credit: Supplied, GMAS Media Club

After securing a three-year Healthway sponsorship, organisers have unveiled the newly named LiveLighter Busselton Fringe, with excitement building for the event’s return in March.

The fringe festival will run from March 3-11, with a central hub and a pop-up venue in ArtGeo to be open every evening.

A dynamic mix of quirky, non-curated acts and festival favourites are scheduled to come to the South West, offering a feast of artistic media from street theatre, to stand-up comedy, visual art, dance, circus, musical theatre and burlesque.

The festival runs for a full week with performances at South West attractions including the Busselton Jetty and Ngilgi Cave.

The opening night on Friday, March 3, starts at 4.30pm at ArtGeo, the festival’s central hub and cultural precinct of Busselton, for after-work drinks at the pop-up bar.

There will be opportunities to see a show or plan and book tickets for the week, or visitors can buy a Fringe Buffet Pass, offering three shows for $50.

The finale event on Saturday, March 11, will also be held at ArtGeo, with a street closure, a pop-up bar, live music, food and a relaxed vibe slated for the night.

Visit the Fringe website busseltonfringe.com.au for more information or to book tickets.

Pantomime shenanigans, spooky storytelling, murder mystery, historical drama, cabaret and comedy are scheduled for the festival, as well as the return of the art prize, hosted by Jacksons Art Supplies.

This year’s competition is themed Japanese Joy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities Association.

A $1000 cash prize is up for grabs in the adult section, $100 for the junior section and a $50 art pack and a lesson with Rochelle Richie up for grabs for the sub-junior section of the art competition.

Pick up an entry form from Jacksons on Queen Street, Busselton or download your entry form from the Fringe website.

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