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FRINGE WORLD Festival entertains WA


The fifth annual FRINGE WORLD Festival which runs until February 21, features more than 700 events across 150 venues in the City of Perth, metropolitan areas and regional hubs. The FRINGE WORLD program showcases the talents of West Australian artists while attracting performers from around the world in a range of genres, from comedy and cabaret to circus and visual arts.

Mr Barnett said FRINGE WORLD was now recognised as the third largest Fringe Festival in the world and had received State Government support since its inception. “FRINGE WORLD is a stage to cultivate and showcase local artists, entertain and challenge audiences as well as providing a significant economic boost to the State,” the Premier said.

“State Government support through Lotterywest has allowed FRINGE WORLD to break new ground, keep ticket prices down and reach regional audiences through the ‘Outer Fringe’ touring program, which ensures country residents can enjoy performances.”

The 2016 FRINGE WORLD Festival is expected to once again prove popular with WA audiences. Attendances at free and ticketed events are forecast to exceed last year’s figure of 660,000.

A drawcard for 2016 is the grand opening of the FRINGE WORLD Fairground at Elizabeth Quay from January 29 to March 6.  There will be free entertainment including the FRINGE WORLD mermaids, acrobats and live music over the opening weekend.

FRINGE WORLD will culminate in an awards ceremony on February 21 to acknowledge the best FRINGE WORLD show in each genre category.

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