Name our Northern Fringe Festival mascot!
Date published: 14 March 2019
Townsville City Council is calling all locals to have their say on what our Northern Fringe Festival mascot should be named.
Council is holding a “Name Our Mascot” competition with entrants going in the running to win a Festival Prize Pack.
Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the competition is a great way to include locals in the festival process.
“Our Fringe Festival mascot was designed to include a number of elements inspired by our tropical North Queensland lifestyle,” Cr Doyle said.
“The pineapple inspired character is juggling sugar shakers and the city skyline is reflecting in its sunglasses.
“If you look closely, you might even see a tattoo of Castle Hill’s iconic Saint on its right claw.
“The whole premise of the Northern Fringe is to get as many people involved as possible and a mascot naming competition is a great way to include the community at an early stage.
“It is fitting that our locals have the chance to name what we hope will become an iconic image that will be seen in venues and at events across the entire city.”
The Name Our Mascot competition will run from today until Friday 22 March.
The Northern Fringe is an organic festival that will feature live acts, music, comedy, cabaret and will be hosted in theatres, cafes, pop-up venues, laneways and street corners across the city.
The Northern Fringe will accompany the inaugural North Australian Festival of Arts running throughout the month of July.