Sydney Fringe Festival comes to Hurstville

Hurstville will be known Fringeville for three theatrical and colourful nights this month.

For the first time in its ten-year history, the Sydney Fringe Festival is venturing out of its usual stomping ground of the Sydney CBD and the Inner West to set up a presence in Hurstville.

Hurstville Plaza will host the Sydney Fringe Festival from September 20 to 22 with free performances, stand-up comedy and theatre.

There will be free musical performances by George Washingmachine, Luke Escombe and the Aston Martinis, comedy by the Three Comedians and theatrical productions including A Streetcar Named Hot Tin Menagerie.

For the first time, Georges River Council is partnering the Sydney Fringe Festival, the largest independent arts festival in NSW which represents thousands of artists across a variety of art forms.

Georges River mayor Kevin Greene said the council's partnership with the Sydney Fringe Festival will create a new hub for the event.

"I am delighted that Council has forged a partnership with the Sydney Fringe Festival on the tenth anniversary of the premier arts and cultural event, to offer something truly unique in South Sydney," Councillor Greene said.

"Hurstville Plaza, the community's new outdoor space, will come alive for three nights with a mix of free comedy, theatre and live music, and food trucks and a pop-up bar will ensure no one goes hungry.

"Fringeville will also feature digital projections curated by Tortuga Studios, and the event will be complemented by a line-up of ticketed performances at the nearby Hurstville Entertainment Centre," Councillor Greene said.

Sydney Fringe Festival 2019 Entertainment at Hurstville Entertainment Centre will focus on comedy, a program of family shows and a performance by the award-winning Harness Ensemble (Shopfront Arts Co-op), featuring artists living with and without disability.

Kerri Glasscock, Festival Director and chief executive officer of Sydney Fringe Festival said that the collaboration has made Fringe Festival even more accessible for the Georges River community.

"We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Georges River Council this year to bring a taste of Sydney Fringe to Hurstville.

"For three nights, locals will be able to experience a mini version of the largest independent arts festival in NSW right in their own backyard," she said.

"We are taking over Hurstville Plaza and filling it with free performances each night including stand-up comedy, theatre, improv and live music, offering a wonderful way to experience all things Fringe without leaving your neighbourhood.

"We look forward to meeting all the Georges River locals over the fun-filled evenings. Bring the family, bring your friends and head on down to Fringeville."


Friday, September 20


Comedy: Three Comedians


Theatre: Mr Gorski


Music: George Washingmachine

Saturday, September 21


Comedy: Three Comedians


Theatre: A Streetcar Named Hot Tin Menagerie


Music: Luke Escombe

Sunday, September 22


Comedy: Three Comedians


Theatre: Safety Banana


Music: Aston Martinis

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