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Wollongong’s First (NINE DAY) Fringe Festival is here

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Yours and Owls are killing it right now in Wollongong, providing us with yet another festival to salivate over – ‘The 2016 Wollongong Fringe Festival’. Hosted by Yours and Owls and Destination Wollongong, the festival consists of nine full days of unexpected experimental and interactive discovery for locals and visitors alike.

For its inaugural year, the idea behind the festival is to celebrate Wollongong’s thriving cultural scene. Our hidden gems will be showcased alongside our best local talents, making it one electric week of arts and wonder.


Events will be in a variety of locations in and around Wollongong such as the Arts Precinct, RAD, The City Gallery as well as some secret locations to make things even more intriguing.

Yours and Owls and ‘The Wollongong Fringe Festival’ promoter Ben Tillman is super excited to see the festival being hosted in Wollongong.

“This is us confirming Wollongong as a creative hub, a travel destination and a city that can and will host an internationally renown[ed] fringe festival our way!” he said.

The Festival opening begins tonight with one hell of a party in the Wollongong Arts Precinct.

There will be Parkside DJs, a half pipe with skate demos from Kingpin, art exhibitions and some out-of-this world extra planetary virtual reality expeditions, just to name a few.

Tonight also marks the opening of the Fringe Festival’s Outdoor Cinema. Between 23 – 28 September fantastic movies will be on show, such as The Great Gatsby.  BYO Golden Gaytime.

Does it get any better? Well yeah.

The man, Dr Karl, will be doing what he does best – making science sexy as a part of the giant festival.

Destination Wollongong general manager, Mark Sleigh hopes that The Fringe Festival is here to stay.

“The fringe festival is an exciting venture that can evolve and expand over coming years on the national stage and become synonymous with the region,” he said.

With an edgy line-up of art, parties, music, science and so much more we’re sure the whole of Wollongong will be hoping that the festival becomes an annual event. Check out the amazing line-up below.

Full Line-Up
Opening Night Party @ Arts Precinct

Friday 23rd
Parkside DJs, a half pipe with skate demo’s from Kingpin, Super Happy Fun Crew, Mondo Deluxe, art exhibitions, extra planetary virtual reality expeditions, live street art presented by Verb Syndicate and interactive digital and tech installations.

Guantanamo Baywatch. Source

Sat Sep 24 – Verb Syndicate Block Party @ Rad

Sat Sep 24 – Joseph Tawadros @ Town Hall

Sat Sep 24 – Moonbase Commander @ RAD

Mon Sep 26 – Guantanamo Baywatch @ RAD

Tue Sep 27 – Into it. Over it @ Rad

Thu Sep 29 – Cheese TV @ Rad (Calling all 90’s babies!)

Fri Sep 30 – Sons of the East @ Rad

Art / Theatre

Fri Sep 23 – Oct 2  – A Snapshot of Athens in the Greek Debt