Northern creatives are encouraged to “get weird” as registrations open for the Whangarei Fringe Festival, which will run from October 1 to 17.
The festival provides a platform for Te Tai Tokerau’s arts community to present topical, original events for local audiences.
Whangārei Fringe Festival is open to quirky and experimental works from all disciplines, including theatre, circus, art, comedy, digital technology, music, poetry, cabaret, fashion and drag.
There will be four venues run by the festival and people are encouraged to put on their own events. For the first festival in 2020, there were 91 events with venues that included a pop-up after dark comedy club, art galleries, disused shops and a waterfront warehouse.
Plans for 2021 include a fringe party bus, which will feature on-board entertainment as it travels between venues during busier nights of the festival.
Registration to exhibit work costs between $23 and $138.