You can check out the pretty version of the Fringe 09 Festival program here, but for straight web purposes here’s a luvverly text version to be going on with.
All this action will be taking place in Civic Square and is free free free (or to put it another way, has already been paid for). The above link has more on the whole shebang though so don’t be shy about clicking that either.
Fri Feb 6 Opening night
A plethora of performers opens Fringe 09 with beautiful destruction amid a flurry of drums, music, theatre and experimental movement in Min Mae’s La Belle Apocalypse; Triple J unearthed winner Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men; National Poetry slam winner Omar Musa, The Crooked Fiddle Band and many more surprises!
Sat Feb 7 This is Big…
With community groups and market stalls on all day there is something for everyone, then from 6pm, DJ k-rad with DJ Simon provide the glue that sticks Chanel Cole, The Zawadi African Dancers, Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men, Tom Woodward’s The Orphanage, D’Opus and Roshambo and Casual Projects together; The CYT’s Six Billion Love and Mr Fibby’s Little Girl Lost in the Devil’s Black Beard opens in the Courtyard Studio.
Sun Feb 8 Sunday evening romp
Alice Cottee, Sean Smeaton, The Ellis Collective, Omar Musa and DJ Rush and DJ Tori Mac.
Mon Feb 9 Canberra Musicians Club Night
Featuring super solos, The Wedded Bliss, Fire on the Hill, The Band Broke Up, Los Chavos and much,
Tue Feb 10 Laugh-o-rama – The Fringe Comedy night
Hosted by Jay Sullivan and featuring – Ray Badran, Brian Chandler, Shane Matheson, Oliver Phommavanh, Smart Casual, Luke MacGregor, Neil Sinclair, Ryan Coffey, Mat Keneally, Tom Gibson, Emo Willis, Kale Bogdanovs, Daniel Connell, Mark Kulasingham, Herbie and the Coleslaws. Join in the National Hecklers Competition. Live music by The Fuelers. Hot Audio Wallpaper opens in the Courtyard Studio for two nights. Theatre in a Car opens for the rest of the festival.
Wed Feb 11 Live in the spotlight…
Simone Penkethman Album Launch, Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist and Dubba Rukki plus surprise performers.
Thurs Feb 12 Swing it for me!
Dr Stovepipe’s Old Time Medicinal Radio Show with Jacquie Nicole, Minouche A Trois, The Jumptown Jammers, and Jonno Zilber. Dress in your best vintage threads. A Stacked Deck opening night in the Courtyard Studio.
Fri Feb 13 A Stacked Deck
The biggest night of burlesque you’ve ever seen with live music from Erin Black and the Pageturners, all night free on the fringe stage. Le Petite Sideshow opens in the Courtyard Studio for two nights.
Sat Feb 14 Closing night
A massive closing night party including Mr Fibby, Smitten, and The Snowdroppers.
Also, burlesque workshops throughout the day.
[Disclosure: Fringe 09 is an advertiser with RiotACT, but I’ll be going myself]