Fringe Festival

About Northern Fringe Festival

In July 2019 Townsville North Queensland will host the inaugural Northern Fringe Festival running alongside the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA).

The Northern Fringe – in the spirit of Fringe Festivals across the globe – will be an inclusive and organic festival hosted in theatres, cafés, pop-up venues, laneways and street corners right across Townsville – Australia’s largest tropical city.

From live acts, music and comedy to cabaret, freaks and funk; all forms of art and performance can play in what will become over time a respected festival on the national Fringe landscape.

NAFA is a month-long arts and cultural festival celebrated in July – where Townsville’s winter is a perfect summer.

NAFA will present national and international acts and showcase the vibrant artistic and cultural life of northern Australia. The winter events and festival season in Townsville – with Supercars, Winter Racing Carnival, Football and Running Festivals – will be complimented by a month-long curated arts and cultural program of music, dance, theatre, comedy, exhibitions, Spiegeltent shows, illuminations, a writers’ festival and much more.