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Council regrets to advise that this year’s North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) and the Northern Fringe Festival has been postponed due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Federal Government’s advice about non-essential gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak has led this decision.

The Fringe team will be in contact with Artists and Venues as soon as possible to discuss the way forward, please contact the team with any questions.

About Northern Fringe Festival

In July 2019, Townsville presented the inaugural Northern Fringe Festival which ran alongside the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA).

NAFA provided the overarching branding and marketing umbrella to these new and exciting events and presented a line-up of local, national and international acts complimented by a month-long curated arts and cultural program.

The Northern Fringe Festival – in spirit of Fringe Festivals across the globe - is an inclusive and organic and open access festival featuring all forms of art and performance. It is envisioned that the Northern Fringe Festival will become a welcomed addition to the Australian Fringe Festival scene.

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