A bayside artistic bonanza is set to take place this summer for the first time ever.
Planning for the inaugural Wynnum Fringe Festival is well underway and the line-up is brimming with local and nationally recognised talent.
There are more than 50 performances to enjoy from dance, circus, comedy, theatre, music and art.
Event organiser, actor and singer Tom Oliver said the festival will showcase the seaside suburb’s unique character.
“Wynnum is an underrated gem that deserves recognition and Wynnum Fringe will create a fantastic opportunity to bring lots of people and performers together in unexpected locations,” Mr Oliver said.
”Edith Street will be the heart of the arts festival, a pedestrian playground allowing patrons to coast between three zones spanning multiple venues, food trucks, outdoor bars, art installations and pop-up performances against the glorious backdrop of Moreton Bay.”
Local Councillor Peter Cumming sponsored the festival with council funds and hopes it’ll help local companies and artists bounce back economically from Covid-19.
“The influx of business couldn’t have come at a better time for Wynnum Manly, that’s why I put $5,000 towards this fantastic event,” Cr Cumming said.
“The arts and performance industry has been hit hard by the virus and it’s important we do everything we can to help it shine again.”
There’s even entertainment on offer for those who can’t make it, with many performances live-streamed.
The talent includes award-winning comedian Damien Power, drummer Colin Petersen, Winner of Channel 7’s All Together Now Lai Utovou, Singer Luke Kennedy and Burlesque dancer Ben Trigger.
There are also local upcoming acts you might not have heard of, including the talented young comedy trio, The Boogie Woogie Boys.
The festival will take place from 13 to 15 November.
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