Come one, come all and be part of an iconic and historic Melbourne Fringe event this weekend with the return of the Fringe Parade & Lygon St Block Party. Buckle in, this enews is a big one, but not as big as the day is gonna be! Come cheer on the artists of Melbourne as they take to the streets for this glorious parade and march for the arts. Epic floats, roving performances and two live stages set the scene for a day of full Fringe frivolity.
. Our FAQs page has got your questions and queries covered, while all the set times, event info and a site map are available here. It’s going to be rebellious, ridiculous, and really, really big – don’t miss it!
If you’re after the TLDR, here’s what the day looks like:
2PM Waiters Race begins!
3PM Parade begins!
4 – 7PM Grattan St Stage
4 – 10PM Argyle Square stage (including headliners Cookin’ on 3 Burners!)
10PM – late Official After Party at CLUB FRINGE, Festival Hub @ Trades Hall
You’ve marched in the Parade, you’ve boogied at the Block Party – now kick on with Mr McClelland at the official Parade afterparty at Festival Hub, Trades Hall. Keep the party going and join us for a line-up of all-star DJs taking over CLUB FRINGE, spinning tunes in two rooms from sun-down til sun-back-up-again. See you under the disco ball!
Lygon St legends have a whole heap of extra fun stuff happening on the day – why not yeet from the street on Saturday into a late-night showing at Cinema Nova with their new Retro/Selective series? Or after the parade you can continue your day of culture by grabbing either a Text Classic tote bag or A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan with any purchase at Readings Carlton on Parade day. Just mention the Fringe Parade or Block Party to get your freebies! (While stocks last).
NEW SHOWS STARTING NEXT WEEK
Catch one of these cracking new shows starting as early as this weekend. See Ibsen transformed into a three-way live art endurance sport with
at La Mama Courthouse, or enjoy a magic smackdown with a stellar line-up at HEADLINERS of Magic.
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Seen a Fringe show that tickled your fancy? Let us know with Crowd Pleasers – leave a compliment on the event webpage of the show, and maybe someone else will have their best Fringe experience yet thanks to your event-selecting prowess. PLUS the event with the most comments will be declared a winner, baby!
CLUB FRINGE is the all-night art party that never stops. Tonight Backwoods Barbie celebrates the OG Queen of Country Dolly Parton in a night of dance, lipsyncing and big ol’ wigs. Then Fringe as F**k serves up a night of 100% Fringe freakery from all your Fringe faves.