Festivals in MelbourneEdit This
September 10, 2005 new by zan5hin
The premiere art festival of Australia is back, bigger and
better! Choose from a host of paid or free indoor/outdoor events
to enrich your soul. Much of the action is focused around the
completely refurbished Melbourne Art Gallery, plus our own little
Eiffel spire, the Melbourne Arts Centre just over Princess bridge from
the CBD. Check the website for discount packages for everyone and
super specials for backpackers and students!
The party was so big in 2005 that this bad boy will still be hung-over
in 2006. Nevertheless come 2007 Ackland st and Fitzroy street
will again go ballistic with the throng of hot, young bodies moving to
If you like the weird, the wacky, the arty and experimental, you will
love the fringe festival. Encompassing performance, visual arts,
film, movement, cabaret, sound and music it takes place around the CBD
but the hub is in North Melbourne (Fitzroy, Carlton, Collingwood) there
is a shitload to see and do. There is also quite a bit of comedy
if you missed the bigger comedy festival.
Animals, Rides and Showbags, Showbags, Showbags!!! The Show is Victoria's largest and longest running annual public entertainment event. It is iconic in its own right, attracting around half a million visitors each year. In 2005 they will celebrate their 150th Show. If you have kids or are a big kid at heart, you can't miss the show! A word of caution - prices have gotten ridiculous lately, so if you want to go on a few rides and get a decent showbag be prepared to treat it as like a day to Movieworld, Disneyland etc, except without the big budget stuff you more..
Touted as second only to the Edinburough festival, prepare to split
your sides with dozens of top rated comedians from here and abroad
doing thousands of acts at over 30 locations around town. Be sure
to check out the Great debate which is always popular, as well as the
short film festival, Raw comedy which looks for new, young talent or if
you want certain laughs there is always the international headliners.
The 20th Melbourne International Comedy Festival will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 12 April to 7 May 2006.
The race that stops a nation. Dress up to the nines and rub shoulders with the rich and famous, or dress up in a costume and have a boozy picnic in the carpark. Either way, you're bound to have a good time.
Even if sports aren't your thing, the city will come alive during this
time with contemporary music, dance, exhibitions, circus and street
bringing together artists and performers from across Australia and the
Commonwealth. Regional Victoria including Ballarat, Bendigo,
Geelong and Moe will be included in the celebrations. All these
events will be free for locals and tourists alike.
For a list of events follow the link.
Sick of all the Hollywood glitz? Well then the MIFF has you
covered. Showing all the best movies you've never heard about
this festival is the most fun you can have in the dark (well, that's
what they reckon anyway). 400+ films from 50+ countries at five
venues. See the best Australian directors, regional focus with
great Asian movies, plus a swag of documentaries. Experience the
world with a festival passport for AU$300 and go nuts.