People of the world today, are we looking for a better way of life? Because when Club Fringe kicks off we are part of the Rhythm Nation.
Opening Night Party
A very Melbourne Fringe housewarming party at the brand-new Fringe Hub at Trades Hall. With the dress code set to the extreme, there is no such thing as over-the-top. September 12, 10pm.
Friday the 13th
Sharpen the chainsaw, don a creepy clown costume and exorcise those demons: Club Fringe is getting spooky. Surrender to fearless host Geraldine Quinn on a blood-curdling, spine tingling, pants shitting journey through Melbourne’s most gruesome and grisly acts. September 13, 10pm.
Fuck Fabulous. The Party.
Party with host Yana Alana and a fierce line-up of women and gender-queer artists. Say farewell to glitter, sequins and performance convention, and embrace the real, absurd and subversive. Featuring circus icon Nicci Wilks, dance duo Glitter and Snatch, vogue sensation Alex Xand, drag king Koko Ma$$, performance artists Gabi Barton and Emma J Hawkins and the DJ stylings of Niveen Hoe. September 19, 10pm.
Rhythm Nation – Janet Jackson: Kween of Pop
30 years on from the release of the 90’s pop classic Rhythm Nation, Little Ones Theatre presents an extravagant night dedicated to one of the world’s best-selling artists. A celebration of sex positivity, body confidence and wardrobe malfunctions. September 20, 10pm.
Words and dance collide as the Cultural Renegades blur the boundaries between artist and audience. Hip hop and dancehall combine with rap, killer dance moves and good vibes. September 21, 10pm.
The year is 1999. The world lives in fear, and top scientists warn computers will turn against humanity when the clock strikes 2000. 20 years on, it’s time to sing along with some of Melbourne’s most glorious choirs to celebrate the magic that was Y2K. Led by fearless host Lou Wall. September 27, 10pm.
Kick On (pictured)
A Grand Final after-party that does sport the Fringe way. Run through an enormous banner, sing along to a disco rendition of the winning team’s song and put Beyoncé’s half-time show to shame. Hosted by sporting legend Betty Grumble. No winners or losers, just bangers. September 28, 10pm.
Melbourne Fringe was established in 1982 as an annual open access festival that champions cultural democracy and supports anyone to participate in the arts. Fringe programs include the annual design exhibition Fringe Furniture, participatory public art commissions, children’s programs as well as its First Nations program Deadly Fringe, disability and Deaf arts programs, mentorships, workshops, residencies, forums, awards and touring support.
FRINGE HUB: TRADES HALL – Melbourne Fringe Festival
Cnr Lygon & Victoria St, Carlton
All tickets $10.00
12 – 29 September 2019