For those who like to kick-on after dark, the Melbourne Fringe Festival Club (Fringe Hub: Arts House) is the perfect nightcap – a non-stop showcase of free, large scale events that can play host to your desires – be it dance, laughter or performance.
Highlights for our ‘after-dark’ Fringe-going dwellers include:
Thought the ‘90s were over? Think again, Melbourne Fringe favourite is BACK for (baby) one more time, re-living the era that gave us everything from Nirvana to Hanson, and even Madge’s cone bra. Master those ‘90s dance moves with Anna Go-Go, as a rotating team of Fringe guests front our house band and then dance the night away with DJ Fran Fine.
Friday 14 Sept, 10pm
All That Glitters is Blak
Punters can immerse themselves in a non-stop line-up of live contemporary music from First Nations artists, for a glorious celebration of the enduring legacy of First Nations art and music. Stunning projections from Josh Muir will illuminate the dance floor while DRMNGNW (Neil Morris), MC, DJ KYAANZ (Kalyani Mumtaz) and Tongberang’i ngarrga will have party-goers grooving.
Saturday 15 Sept, 10pm
Jump into the passenger seat and go for a Test Drive, hosted by Nath Valvo, with some of the best and brightest comedians for a laughter-fest as they premiere brand new material in under seven minutes. Say that you LOL’d it first. Tuesday 18 Sept, 9:30pm
For a fearless celebration of all things femme, join international performance-art duo The Huxleys for a plethora of perverse performances, obtuse ensembles and subversive solos. Featuring Simone Page Jones, James Andrews, Benjamin Hancock, Gabi Barton, Holly Durant and complete with tunes from DJ Tanzer ‘til late. Thursday 20 Sept, 9:30pm
Woolf and Wilde – a queer party
Party with some of the Festival’s brightest LGBTQI+ stars with a night of spectacular words, music and performance to celebrate great queer art and wonderful queer icons.
Wednesday 26 Sept, 9:30pm
Year 10 Formal
Pull out those taffeta frocks and ill-fitting suits to re-live your Year 10 Formal, hosted by the reigning queens of sketch comedy, Double Denim. It will be one high-octane blast from the past featuring songs, skits and greased lightning on the dancefloor.
Thursday 27 Sept, 9:30pm
Melbourne Fringe is a big, bold and gloriously playful celebration of independent art that takes over the city from 13 to 30 September 2018. See established and emerging artists stand side-by-side, making Fringe a fun, affordable way to experience art in Melbourne. The full program has been announced and tickets are now on sale at: www.melbournefringe.com.au