The Wynnum Fringe Festival will take centre stage at the bayside hub of suburbs local streets with a talented line-up from 13 to 15 November.

Tom Oliver, a Wynnum based producer, performing artist, actor and singer, is the creative mind behind the three-day festival, which aims to shine a spotlight on the arts and suburb. With more than 24 ticketed and free performances, the bayside festival will entertain locals and newcomers.

Mr Oliver said he was thrilled by the overwhelming support and interests that saw hundreds of Australian performers from all disciplines apply for a slot on the Wynnum Fringe program. “This year’s line-up has a fantastic mix of renowned and emerging talent from Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, which is perfect for a bold new festival which will light up a stunning seaside town. We’ve got pretty much every genre covered – dance, circus, cabaret, comedy, theatre, music and art,” he said.

Mr Oliver says that Wynnum is underrated and deserves recognition, which Wynnum Fringe, as a result, will begin to derive more audiences to the location and unite people and performers. 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 backdrop of Moreton Bay.

The festival will showcase free, alfresco performances, thanks to the Arts Queensland’s Open Air Funding Program. The activities will allow patrons to enjoy world-class entertainment in reimagined outdoor locations within a COVID-safe environment. The main stage on Edith Street will host various music events, while the Salvos Loading Dock will be used as an intimate performance space. The shows at the outdoor performances will also be live-streamed to allow interstate and international viewers to enjoy the talent showcased.

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