Wynnum Fringe overwhelmed by a tidal wave of artist applications and announce a swell festival lineup.
Wynnum-based producer, performing artist, actor and singer Tom Oliver is the creative mind behind the three-day fringe festival, which aims to shine a spotlight on the arts and invigorate the bayside area. The initial festival lineup includes more than 24 ticketed and free performances with more shows to be announced soon.
Edith Street will be the heart of the arts festival, a pedestrian playground allowing patrons to coast between three zones spanning multiple venues, food trucks, outdoor bars, art installations and pop-up performances against the glorious backdrop of Moreton Bay.
The ticketed venues will also showcase the unique character of this seaside locale from musical cabaret at Wynnum Opera House, a historic church; and comedy and theatre at the old church hall (dubbed Winston ChurchHall) to circus acts in Mrs Quinn’s Carpark and dance performances at Kellehers Dance Academy.
In conjunction with the ticketed shows, Wynnum Fringe will showcase free, alfresco performances, thanks to Arts Queensland’s Open Air Funding program. These activations will allow patrons to enjoy world-class entertainment in reimagined outdoor locations within a COVID-safe environment.
The open-air Main Stage on Edith Street will play host to various music acts, while the Salvos Loading Dock moonlights as an intimate performance space. Shows at these outdoor venues will also be live-streamed to allow interstate and international viewers to enjoy the world-class talent showcased over the weekend.
The inaugural Wynnum Fringe program promises an array of home-grown talent and internationally renowned acts that call South East Queensland region home.
Wynnum Fringe is on from 13 to 15 November at various venues.
Tickets on sale now at wynnumfringe.com